We need to add the retail names to tool head selection for Mini 2 banded and dingy
- Mentioned In
T2635: Retail Label- LulzBot SE Tool Head | Single Extruder | 0.5 mm- KT-CP0136
rCT4c24e170387f: T3750 updating customer facing tool head names
rCT804431536af2: T3750 updating banded and dingy customer facing names
- Mentioned Here
- T4212: Tool Head Sorting Order in Add Printer Menu
@eBeardslee The names for printers and tool heads appear in two locations:
I will need the exact names you would like to use for each tool head, and printer tool head combination to update Cura LE.
Note: The white box with the full printer name is the same name shown in the second screenshot
We're hashing out the names right now, to make sure they'll fit well. Is it possible to change the Tool Head section label of the add printer wizard to "Tool Head | Nozzle Diameter" to further support this?
Here's one example of what we were knocking around this morning for the Mini 2 tool head selection:
Standard | 0.5 mm
Aerostruder v2 Micro | 0.25 mm
SL Small Layer| 0.25 mm
HS Hardened Steel | 0.8 mm
HS+ Hardened Steel | 1.2 mm
edit: remove redundant "Tool Head"
@matth Macro and Moar have not been released to the public, so we shouldn't have a need to add in the parenthesis to avoid confusion.
@eBeardslee The "standard | 0.5mm" could be confusing for TAZ 5/6 customers as it is not the standard tool head.
Also, what do you want the printers named? "LulzBot Mini 2 SL Small Layer| 0.25 mm (Micro)" would be our existing convention. However this length gets cut off when viewing in Cura:
Hey all, Josef and I were chatting this morning and wanted to get the feedback on this ticket:
(08:01:52 AM) email@example.com: Alright what is the ticket?
(08:02:10 AM) brent.i: https://code.alephobjects.com/T3750
(08:02:45 AM) firstname.lastname@example.org: Oh yeah Eric mentioned this to me yesterday.
(08:02:57 AM) brent.i: mainly just the last few comments there.
(08:03:39 AM) brent.i: Yeah, I am really worried about calling it the "standard | 0.5mm" as it will be compatible with mini 1, taz 5, and taz 6
(08:03:59 AM) brent.i: If a customer selects it, it will flash the wrong firmware, cause the wrong probe points, and damage PEI/nozzle/carriage/etc
(08:07:02 AM) email@example.com: Hmm good point. When Eric mentioned it to me all I could think of is Standard Aero but he said we are moving away from Aero. Got any other ideas on what to call it?
(08:08:38 AM) brent.i: Nope, but Standard | 0.5mm will cause more confusion that the Aero v1 vs v2 scenario
(08:09:05 AM) brent.i: Just wanted to be sure I wasn't going crazy, been awhile since I was in tech support
(08:09:36 AM) ***brent.i has the marketing meeting today, and is sure it will come up
(08:12:51 AM) firstname.lastname@example.org: Yeah I think you are right on, I had not thought of that when Eric told me though. Right now the "standard" tool head for each printer in the Cura selector is call just "Single Extruder," I assume we are not planning on changing that. So someone seeing that and standard extruder is likely to make that mistake.
Maybe we should change the "Single Extruder" to "Default tool head," but I still can't think of something instead of standard.
(08:18:58 AM) brent.i: Yeah, brings up the worm of all the start guides showing "select single extruder"
(08:19:09 AM) brent.i: have to re-do all the documentation, or it would lead to more confusion
(08:19:28 AM) brent.i: not a good spot to be in
(08:19:38 AM) email@example.com: Right. Well keeping single extruder is not that bad then.
(08:19:45 AM) brent.i: If we do separate names for each printer, the packaging won't make sense and cause confusion.
(08:20:25 AM) brent.i: Will be harder to market as well, as we won't have a coherent name for vids, ads, etc
This would open the door to future bundles and advertising for the "universal" print system/bundle.
"TAZ 6, Mini 2, Micro/Macro/Moar/V3, 2 adapter mounts + an enclosure for each printer! With this one stop bundle you are perfectly positioned to print anything on any machine! No need to purchase separate tool heads for each printer with this universal system! Ideal for schools and small manufacturing outfits, as you can print everything from fine detail to large strong parts fast! Need soluble support? no issue, this includes a V3 dual extruder for those tough tricky designs!"
Sorry for the cheesy late night infomercial, but it seems like this has merit from a marketing standpoint. As we have not finalized labels, now would be the time to consider this
New standard tool head name:
LulzBot SE Tool Head | Single Extruder | 0.5 mm (Full name)
SE Tool Head | Single Extruder | 0.5 mm (Web version)
Cura Selection Screen:
SE Single Extruder | 0.5 mm
SL Small Layer | 0.25 mm (Micro)
HS Hardened Steel | 0.8 mm
HS+ Hardened Steel | 1.2 mm
Upper-right naming convention:
Machine Name | Two letter acronym | Nozzle size
- TAZ 5 | SE | 0.5 mm
- TAZ 6 | SL | 0.25 mm
See here for full details /home/aleph/shared-j/Documents/marketing/planning/Tool-head-names/Tool_Head_Names_2018-10.odt
Okay, I have this all staged. With the names you have provided this is how it will look for a TAZ 5/6 printer addition within Cura LE.
The naming of two separate tool heads as "single extruder" will cause confusion for a customer. If/when a customer selects an incorrect tool head, it will flash the incorrect firmware. This incorrect firmware will cause the customers machine to not function properly, along with a high chance of damaging components on the printer. We cannot use single extruder for this reason
So we are continuing with the current naming convention. We will remove the modifiers and go with the two letter acronym, pipe, nozzle size e.g., "HS | 0.8 mm", "SE (Aero v2) | 0.5 mm"...
@Orias As we dropped the duplication of spelling out HS/HS+/SL; we should be able to fit in LulzBot w/o truncating any printer selection for the drop down bar
Alphabetically sorted right now with what appears to be a preferred tool head at the top. Digging into it now, not sure where that sorting is living right now for @lansky 's request