Gave 508 a spin on some test cuts after re-tightening my belts.
Overall, the UI feels more snappy and while there are some layout changes, they’re either equal or better than before.
The bug where the “Z” shows the absolute in the jogging screen was mentioned earlier here.
While uploading new settings (wanted to see if I missed any from wmoy’s earlier post) the underlying UI flickers a bunch of times from 'ready" to “not ready” and back, not a huge deal.
Now that the “insert new bit” dialog has more than 1 button… I would love the have an “abort” option. Use case: first bit went fine, but I change my mind on the 2nd bit, either because of some physical thing, or because I misplaced the bit or I end up “maybe” moving the machine while changing the bit.
To make that fancy, that same screen maybe could have a “home machine” button, to give me the option to re-home after a bit change (heck, since I have a bitsetter, giving me the option to rehome on any bit change might be interesting, especially once I can go to inductive homing switches).
A super interesting option would be to have a “Skip this bit” option… in case something went wrong in the 2nd bit phase, on rerun I can then just skip the first bit entirely (yes I can hand edit the gcode of course, but this would be a nice beginner friendly middle ground)
I still would like Carbide Create to put a special comment in the gcode with the name of the toolpath… and then have carbide motion show that as “Current toolpath” or something. Sure percentages are nice, but in CC as a human I named things, would be nice to see those names back during the cutting process
The earlier request on ETA I’ll also second, it would be nice to not only show how much time is left, but also what the wall clock time of that estimate is. It’s easy math, but as a human I have to keep doing it over and over…