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  1. We’ve just released a beta of Ultimaker Cura 4.1, and we’ve added some improvements based on your feedback: - Collapsible panels introduced in the new interface are now completely draggable and can be positioned anywhere on the screen - Badge notifications have been added to the Ultimaker Marketplace so you know when your packages need to be updated - You can now add separate brims to prime towers - We’ve also made some stability fixes with the monitor page Find the update blog here: https://ultimaker.com/en/blog/52884-try-new-3d-printing-software-features-in-ultimaker-cura-41-beta Help us out by downloading today, testing, and logging any feedback in this thread or on GitHub for us to integrate into the stable release. ***** Firmware 5.2 hotfix update! In other news, we released a hotfix firmware that addresses issues encountered in the firmware 5.2 release. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we’ve been investigating the issues that some of you reported. Download the hotfix here: ultimaker.com/firmware
  2. Hello, I think I have found a bug in the way Cura scales the models. When slicing one of these objects found here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2753230 I wanted to do an EUR version and tried to "scale X and Y to 99.57% and Z to 101.3%" However whenever doing that it scales also other Axis or ...welll... hard to explain - generally scales incorrect values/axis. Try by yourself. Tested on Cura 4.0 x64 for Windows and Cura 4.1 x64 Beta - the result is the same. I worked it around by scaling with the size in mm instead of % even though it updates the percents in incorrect places (different axis) too.
  3. Introduction The 3.3 beta introduces new functionality that is intended to improve Cura's ability to print bridges and overhung areas. The current Cura code base has long had the ability to detect when a skin region spans across islands of support and those skins that Cura thinks are bridges will have the direction of the lines aligned with the detected bridge detection. But nothing was done to detect walls that spanned unsupported areas and no changes were made to the wall or skin print speeds, flows or fan speed. The new bridging functionality does now detect when walls cross unsupported regions and it does now modify the print settings for those walls and skin that are determined to be unsupported. This topic introduces the new settings that are grouped together in the experimental section and are enabled using the Enable Bridge Settings checkbox. The settings Explained You will immediately notice that there are quite a few settings. Why so many? Well, I realised pretty early on in my experimentation that modifying the skin settings for the first bridge skin and then using the normal skin settings for the skins above the first does not always lead to a good result. So there are settings to not only modify the print speed, percentage flow, density and fan for the first bridge layer (bottommost layer) but also for the two layers above. If you want to keep things simple you can un-check the Bridge Has Multiple Layers checkbox and then only the first bridge skin layer settings will be modified. The settings used for the bridge walls are Bridge Wall Speed, Bridge Wall Flow (aka line diameter) and Bridge Fan Speed. Also relevant for walls are Minimum Bridge Wall Length which only considers wall line segments that are longer than this length as bridges. Shorter wall line segments are just printed using the normal settings. Bridge Wall Coasting controls a feature that reduces the pressure in the nozzle as it approaches the start of the bridge. This is necessary because the extrusion rate will need to be very much reduced from the normal rate as the speed and flow used on the bridge is likely to be less. If this is not done, the wall line tends to droop very badly at the start of the bridge. Finally, there is Bridge Wall Max Overhang which controls how much a wall line can overhang the layer below before it is considered to be a bridge wall line. By default it is 100% of the wall line width so the line has to be completely over air with no overlap whatsoever with the layer below. Reducing the value of Bridge Wall Max Overhang means that the line doesn't have to overhang the layer below so much for it to be printed using the bridge wall settings. See below for an example of its use. For a given material and print temperature, there will be some combination of the bridge wall settings mentioned above along with Bridge Skin Speed, Bridge Skin Flow (aka line diameter), Bridge Skin Density (line spacing) and Bridge Fan Speed (and the similar settings for the 2 other skin layers) that produces the best results. This is where the fun starts because it's going to require a lot of experimentation to come up with suitable settings. The default values are tested with PLA at 200deg, 0.4mm nozzle and 0.2mm layers and may work OK, or not (YMMV). One other setting is Bridge Skin Support Threshold which is the percentage of a skin area that is supported for it not to be considered a bridge. i.e. skin areas that are supported for less than this percentage (default 50%) are considered to be bridges and will be printed using the bridge settings. Skins that are supported for more than the threshold value will be printed just as normal. Here's some picture that, hopefully, will make things clearer! First, here's the settings showing some typical values: Here is the first bridge layer, I am showing the layerview as feedrate so you can see the speed changes on the bridge. Notice also the coasting just before the bridge walls start (the walls are printed anti-clockwise): Here's the second and third skin layers: Finally, here are a couple of images of a model (thanks to the community member that sent it to me) that has some overhung regions. The first image is using Bridge Wall Max Overhang set to 100% and the second is using 50% and you can see that more of the lines are going to be printed using the bridge settings. For overhangs, I recommend setting Minimum Bridge Wall Length to zero as the wall line segments are likely to be very small. Feedback Required From You Please give it a go and share your experiences, all feedback is welcome (good and bad). You can either reply to this topic or for really bad news, please submit a github issue.
  4. We're not only trying to always make Ultimaker Cura better with the usual new features and improvements we build, but we're also trying to make it more pleasant to operate. The interface was the focus for the upcoming release, from which we would already like to present you the first glance. Because we're still working towards the stable version we would really like to receive your feedback! Do realize it's an early beta version and we can't guarantee the same print reliability as our stable versions. So, what is new exactly with Ultimaker Cura's new interface? - Based on user research we've build a smoother, more logical workflow - New user account control panel for plugins that need a login (like Cura backups) - Quick and easy access to the Marketplace The workflow In the new UI you can find three steps in the header: Prepare, Preview and Monitor. Prepare is where you configure your settings or profile, Preview shows you the layer preview and time specifications and in Monitor you can send and monitor your print via Cura Connect. The header contains of collapsible panels that don't take up any space or distractions when you are not using them. User accounts and Marketplace The Marketplace has received a more prominent location in the interface, because we believe this will be of great value in the future. We've also integrated a new module for user account control, which some plugins require as the Cura Backup plugin you may already use. And more will follow in 2019 🙂 Curious to give it a try? Download it here. And when you have, please let us know what you think below 🙂
  5. We've just released the second beta of Ultimaker Cura 4.0 and we'd love your feedback. The more feedback we get from you now, the more we can implement into the stable release - coming soon! Some new additions you can expect in Ultimaker Cura 4.0 beta 2: Based on your feedback, the print core type in the configuration selector header is now visible and the custom mode settings panel is now adjustable to show more settings at once. With an Ultimaker account, you can also access an early preview of Ultimaker Cloud features. These will become fully available with the release of firmware 5.2, which will be available very soon. Check out my update blog here: https://ultimaker.com/en/blog/52819-new-beta-of-ultimaker-cura-40-now-available Download the latest beta here: https://ultimaker.com/en/products/ultimaker-cura-software Feedback, questions and comments are all welcome!
  6. Using the latest beta (4.0.0) there is no menu to access plugins. OctoPrint plugin is lost to me. I see plugins in the Configuration Folder, but do not see anyway to access then or their settings within Cura. Bravo on the direction of 4.0!
  7. Ultimaker Cura 3.6 beta is available and out in the wild! It comes with new features, bug fixes, and UX improvements. We would really like to have your feedback on it to make our stable release as good as it can be. As always, you can download the beta for free from our website, for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. A few new things that are new in Ultimaker Cura 3.6 beta: Settings refactor. We’ve been working on optimizing the software engine for more stable releases in the future. The CuraEngine has been refactored to create a more testable, future-proof way of storing and representing settings. This makes slicing faster, and future development easier. Gyroid infill. Gyroid infill is a new infill pattern and one of the strongest infill types for a given weight, has strength in multiple directions, and prints relatively fast, with reduced material use and a fully connected part interior. Thanks to @smartavionics for this fantastic contribution. Firmware checker/Ultimaker S5. The update checker now checks when firmware updates are available for the Ultimaker S5, and the code has been improved and tested for more reliable firmware update notifications in Ultimaker Cura. A big thanks to: @smartavionics, @bagel-orb, @ahoeben, adecastilho, KangDroid, kaleidoscopeit, Kriechi, jscurtu, ValentinPitre, stelgenhof, and paukstelis. You are vital to the development and progress of Ultimaker Cura. Want to try it out? Download Ultimaker Cura 3.6 right here. Need more information? Here is our blog. Please note that this is a beta release, so performance may not be perfect. We encourage you to give us any performance feedback here - this will help us to make the stable release (coming mid-November!) as good as it can be. Let us know what you think below ? Questions? Comments? Corrections? Please tell us!
  8. Ultimaker Cura 3.4 | Beta It’s time for the next step in the evolution of Ultimaker Cura. We’re excited to share Ultimaker Cura 3.4 Beta with you! This new version holds a lot of improvements for UX, new plugins and some very interesting upgrades to the slicing engine. Before we get started, I would like to remind you that even though we have tested this version internally for major bugs, we can’t yet guarantee the same reliability and quality as the stable version. Therefore, if you are working on an important or time-sensitive project, we recommend to continue and use the stable version. Thank you! So, without further ado. What are those new improvements? UX improvements. Toolbox. The plugin browser has been renamed into the ‘Toolbox’. Graphical elements are added such as tiles with contain more information upon clicking. Upgradable bundled resources. It’s possible now to have multiple versions of bundled resources installed; the bundled version and the downloaded upgrade. If an upgrade in the form of a package is present, the bundled version will not be loaded. If it’s not present, Ultimaker Cura will revert to the bundled version. Configuration error assistant. Detect and show potential configuration file errors to users, like incorrect files and duplicate files in material or quality profiles. Information is stored and communicated to the user to prevent crashing in the future. Reprap/Marlin GCODE flavor. RepRap firmware now lists values for all extruders in the "Filament used" GCODE comment. Contributed by @smartavionics Plugin updates. Backup and restore. We’ve added the functionality to backup and restore your settings and profiles to the cloud using the Cura Backup plugin. This could be a most welcome improvement when you have a custom machine, custom profiles or work with multiple computers. Autodesk Inventor integration. Open AutoDesk inventor files (parts, assemblies, drawings) directly in Ultimaker Cura. (Thanks to @thopiekar!) Blender, OpenSCAD, FreeCAD integration. Open these files directly into Ultimaker Cura. (Again, thank you @thopiekar) New version of OctoPrint (Thank you @ahoeben !) and MakePrintable. Slicing engine upgrades. Infill support. When your model doesn’t need all the strength that infill gives, but you do want to give support where your top layers need it you may want to use infill support. When enabled, it generates internal support for part structures that need support. (Thank you @bagel-orb !) Print outside perimeter before holes. This prioritizes outside perimeters before printing holes. By printing holes as late as possible, there is a reduced risk of the travel moves showing unwanted artifacts on your surface. Many thanks to @smartavionics Disable omitting retractions in support. Previous versions had no option to disable omitting retraction moves when printing supports, which could cause issues with third-party machines or materials. An option has been added to disable this and thus enable retractions when printing support. ( @bagel-orb!) Support wall line count. Added setting to configure how many walls to print around supports. (Thanks @bagel-orb !) Max combing distance with no retraction. This value determines the maximum distance your printhead will travel without retraction. When set to a non-zero value, combing travel moves that are longer than that distance will use retraction. (Thank you @smartavionics !) Bug fixes. We fixed a lot of bugs in this version. I want to highlight a few but please navigate Extensions > Changelog > Show changelog for a full list of bug fixes. Empty file names. If the filename is empty when you save and send your sliced model to the printer, Ultimaker Cura will report it as sent but it would never arrive. Now, if the job name is empty, it is detected and listed as ‘unnamed’. Print job name reslice. Fixed behavior where print job name changes back to origin when reslicing. Curaproject naming. Fixed bug related to two "curaprojects" in the file name when saving a project. Discard/keep. Fixed a bug where customized settings didn’t give an 'discard or keep' dialog when changing material. Prime tower purge fix. Prime tower purge now starts away from the center, minimizing the chance of overextrusion and nozzle obstructions. Thanks to @bagel-orb No support on first layers. Fixed a bug related to no support generated causing failed prints when model is floating above build plate. As a final note, a big hand for @ahoeben , jwalt, ohrn, ngraziano, @smartavionics, @bagel-orb and @thopiekar . Your contributions help everyone, every day! Thank you! But this was just my list, there is more! Don’t care and you’re ready to try it out? Download Ultimaker Cura 3.4 | Beta here. Do you prefer to continue and read more about? Visit our blog. As always, we’re looking forward receiving your feedback. It is because of your feedback we are able to continue and improve it.
  9. After another period of continuous research and development, we're proud to share the latest Ultimaker Cura Beta with you. We're excited to hear what you think of the new and improved features. With your help, we can improve on it further and fix any bugs our testing may have missed. A few things that stand out for me in this Beta version are: A circular prime tower, for more reliable dual extrusion prints Bridging , a new experimental feature detects bridges, adjusting print speed and fan speed. Configuration/sync , when you use Cura Connect you can sync Cura to show which Ultimaker 3D printers are available with their configuration and you can slice accordingly. Should save us at least a few walks A support blocker, allowing you to select areas where you don't want support to be generated (Thanks @ahoeben !) Some smaller updates: - The font has been updated to NotoSans. Some users had rendering issues on Mac OSX which should be fixed now and generally offer better readability. - Model assistant, models sliced with ABS, PC, PP or CPE+ that have a larger footprint than 15*15*15cm will activate some handy modeling tips that could ensure better results. - The plugin browser has an updated look and feel, and has been updated with 3 new plugins. Scalable extra prime Print temperature offset Enclosure fan We’d like to thank our contributors, including @ahoeben , Pheneeny, @smartavionics and @thopiekar ! Please note: We’ve thoroughly tested this beta version, which offers great functionality and improved features. However, it’s still in the beta stage, which means we can’t guarantee the same print reliability as our stable versions. If you’re working on an important project, we strongly recommend that you use the latest stable version of Ultimaker Cura. Gotten curious? Download Ultimaker Cura 3.3 Beta here Need some more information first? Check out our blog with some more features explained!
  10. Hello together Used cura version: 3.3.0-BETA on windows 7 64bit and windows 10 64bit Hopefully here is someone who can help me out, maybe this is even a bug, or e feature? I would like to save ChangeAtZ settings as Cura project (File --> Save project...). This would be very handy for temperature towers / heat towers. Setting 10 different temperatures takes a while (with selecting the correct layers), it would be very handy to save the values to the project, so you could just load up the project if you're in the need of a heat tower again, this happens when you're experimenting with different filaments. So for example, I set a print temperature change at layer 10 and save this project: But when I close cura and open the project as project, then all the values are gone: How do you save your heat tower configurations? I know there would be the option to save the GCODE file, but I don't like to print with USB as we've network support. Hopefully someone has an input. Thank you Mat
  11. A new Ultimaker Cura is just lurking around the corner and we can’t wait to share what new features it will hold. Through this forum post I would like to share my most favorite new features with you and I’m curious to hear what you think of them! For starters we have implemented Tree Support. Tree support is an experimental support structure which shares some resemblance with the shape and roots of a tree. It seems to grow organically and multiple ‘branches’ grow towards your model and offer the necessary support. The benefits of this is that you use less support material, costs less time, and because there are less contact points it is easier to remove and gives better surface quality. You are able to use tree support in conjunction with other types of support material. Next impressive new feature is adaptive layers. With this functionality, Ultimaker Cura will compute a variable layer height based on the shape of the model. Meaning, on straight walls the layers will grow thicker for a faster print while maintaining a neat surface and on a curved surface the layers will be finer for high quality surface finish, all with a marginally increased print time. As a user, you can configure maximum variation, variation step size and threshold. Sounds pretty fancy! If you want to give it a try, you can find it under the experimental category. Multi build plate is another of my favorite new functionalities. If you enable this feature, a new UI element is added to your workspace. With it you can create different build plates in one single session. Great when your project contains 20 different parts, you can slice them all in one go from now on! Each build plate will share print settings that can be sliced and sent to a printer with for example Cura Connect. This option can be enabled in preferences. View optimization is another welcome new feature. The quick camera controls introduced in Ultimaker Cura 3.1 have been revised to create more accurate isometric, front, left and right views. @ahoeben made a valuable suggestion of mentioning the improvements to manual supports as well. It is now much easier to load objects and mark it to be printed as supports, which is useful if Cura does not produce the support you want. You can also prevent support being added in certain places. Here's a gif that demonstrates the general idea: Additionally, Per Model Settings now has a "Mesh Type" setting. It allows you to change a model from just printing as any other model to special functions. These special models don't necessarily push other models away so that it is easier to create an overlap. Besides these great new functionalities, you can read our blog which goes more in-depth about other functionalities, fixed bugs and UI enhancements. Curious? Give Ultimaker Cura 3.2 Beta a try! Do note: Even though we have tested this beta version our selves and have added new interesting functionalities, we can not guarantee similar print reliability as the stable version. Therefore, if you are working on important and time-sensitive projects, we recommend to use the stable version. As always, we are eager to hear from you so we can make the next version of Cura even better. Thank you for your time!
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