What is M73 Q17 S43 G-code command?
M73Set/Get build percentage G-code is only defined for a selected few printer firmwares.
As you suspected, next to
M73 P19(tell the firmware at what completage percentage the print is) the
M73 R42tells the firmware the left time to completion.
If you look at the description of the
M73G-code, the following parameters may be used:
P: Percent in normal mode
R: Time remaining in normal mode
Q: Percent in silent mode
S: Time remaining in silent mode
So, running the
Sparameters, is similar to the
Rparameters with the exception for referring to the printer percentage/time when in stealth (quiet) mode.
These modes, normal and stealth, refer to power modes of Prusa printers:
Normal vs. Stealth mode
MK3 printers offer two print modes. Normal mode is required for the detection of lost steps (shifted layers), while still being quieter than the silent mode on MK2/S. There is also the Stealth mode, which utilizes Trinamic StealthChop technology, making the printer almost inaudible with the print cooling fan being the noisiest part of the printer. However, Stealth mode does not provide lost step detection.
Stealth mode times can be a bit higher than normal mode estimation times. Estimation is done by the slicer. As Prusa maintains this feature, their times are accurate for their printers, but that does not have to be the case for custom printers.
To get the current progress, the
M73command is called without parameters:
Use "M73" by itself to get a report of the current print progress.