I run a 3d printing club for students which meets weekly, so I don't have to strictly adhere to first in/first out queue order when I am printing. I just have to get them all done within the week. I try to print all of the requests for the same color/material together. But I have to look at the little note for each print to find out which color they want (if they remember to enter a note). It would be great if the print queuing form could specify which color and material is requested, and then if color and material could be columns in the print queue so that I could use that as a sort key.
Some challenges might be:
- Multi-extruder printers, do you need a column for each extruder?
- How do you know which colors/materials are available to pick from? Or perhaps allowing free form entry would be fine.