It is right where you said it would be. I could not find the option because the current build I was working on only had a single stl with only one color loaded. And yes, you can do it from the ‘object mode menu’. Good stuff. Thank you for the reply.
My two cents on this topic. I would argue that the single extruder + AMS setup is great for specific multicolor prints, ones that don’t need to change colors every layer, or even changes within the same layer.
A good example off the top of my head, is a dozen small RC car cones, you start with orange and lay down the base for all the cones, then it swaps to white and does several layers in white only across all the cones, swaps back to orange and does this just a handfull of times throughout the entire print.
In short, I think a single extruder is most appropriate for simple color prints where you only expect the AMS to swap filaments a few times. I researched this printer as well as the J1 as it’s a dual extruder and made the decision to forgo complex multicolor printing for all the benefits of this amazing X1 Carbon.
I’m not saying you can’t do it, but if that was your goal from the start, you probably didn’t pick the right printer for the job. I do like that everyone is trying to reduce the filament waste though, I’ll definitely pay close attention to the settings everyone is using and try to optimize as well.
There is no reason to waste more than needed, although the aggressive default setting ensures any material is purged without fail which is consistent with the “print successfully out of the box” idea.