Slicer Estimator - adds accurate remaining time to print, remaining time to filament changes and other custom metadata like filament brand, etc. to OctoPrint

Slicer Estimator - for an accurate remaining time to print and custom metadata in OctoPrint

With this plugin you can use the more accurate estimation of the slicer instead of OctoPrints estimations. So it will be very accurate, as the slicer created each command of the GCODE. Also it is possible to add custom metadata to the GCODE and make it visible in OctoPrints filelist or printer state view. For example the material the GCODE is created for becomes visible inside OctoPrint. And if you like to know when a M600 filament change is expected or a tool switch it is also shown. But this is note available in any mode.

The default configuration matches the syntax of the following slicers, but you can change it in the plugins custom settings according your needs.

  • Cura
  • Cura M117
  • Simplify3D
  • PrusaSlicer

A more detailed description and manual is available on Github - the plugin’s homepage on the right.

For plugin developers an API description is available to add metadata also in other plugins.

More configurations can be added, please request additions via a Github issue.


OctoPrint shows that Slicer information is detected and available metadata
Slicer estimation and metadata available in filelist
Filament Changes are visible in Filebrowser and actual print