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Hi All,

I havn't seen this asked anywhere... Is there hope of a Linux port of Netfabb Engine for Ultimaker? I'm a 100% Linux user and no longer have any Windows boxes around.. I do have a Windows XP install somewhere in a VirtualBox virtual machine, but I rarely ever load that up. I can see on the NetFabb website that NetFabb basic is available for Linux, and as far as I can tell the Netfabb engine is just a customized version of Netfabb Basic - is that correct? I would really like to give Netfabb a spin, but I'm not ready to install Windows just for that. Does anyone have any experience with running it in a VM?

Cheers,

Troy.

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While I don't have any practical experience yet (still waiting for my Ultimaker), I've installed Netfabb on my Ubuntu under wine to explore its features. I do get an error at the start, but after that it seems to be working fine, at least as far as I could tell.

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Hmm... Perhaps I'll take the €150 plung anyway and give it a try. I've never actually had luck with anything on Wine and in this case the real question would be if it can actually connect to the USB serial port. Similar difficulties will arise when running it in a VM, but I can always generate the gcode and run that in Repg or something.

Cheers,

Troy.

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FYI: Virtualbox does a pretty nice job with serial ports to a virtual machine. I use a real serial port from a WinXP VM in Linux every day at work.

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the real question would be if it can actually connect to the USB serial port.

My understanding of the typical workflow is that you use Netfabb to slice and export the G-Code to a file, so you don't need USB connectivity. Then, you use RepG (which works fine on Linux, no?) to send that G-Code to the printer. That's what I'm planning to be doing anyway, so please do correct me, if that's wrong.

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