Jump to content
UltiMaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Real basic, Cura 15.04.03 vs Cura 15.06.03


Recommended Posts

Posted · Real basic, Cura 15.04.03 vs Cura 15.06.03

I am pretty new to Cura and how releases work and got confused today.

I have been using 15.06.03 (beta, I guess) and got an email about 15.04.03 being released. So wanting the latest, I downloaded and installed it.

I tried using it and some of the familiar things I have in 15.06 were not available in .04. I could not even figure out how to tell it where to save my file.

Long story short I went back to .06.

So my question/assumption is this....15.04.03 is the latest official release, is that correct.

15.06.03 is the latest beta/next generation version, is that correct.

Any input for a Cura newbie would be appreciated. I have been using other slicers for 3 year so I am not a rookie, just one with Cura on my Ultimaker 2.


  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Real basic, Cura 15.04.03 vs Cura 15.06.03

    15.04.02 was the last release of the "classic" Cura, before it was completely rewritten. The 15.06 versions were the first public releases of the new, rewritten from scratch Cura.

    Unfortunately, as is often the case with a complete rewrite, the 15.06 versions had quite a few bugs and missing features, and have since been labeled "beta" versions. Since then there have been much improved beta versions (the 15.09/15.10 releases). Because these versions are still not as stable as the classic Cura, 15.04 is the recommended version at this time.

    15.04.03 has been released as a (final?) update of the "classic" Cura to (better) support the Olsson block for the UM2.

    As far as I know, a stable version of 15.09 is expected to be released fairly soon. If you prefer using 15.06 over 15.04, I encourage you to try out the 15.09 version (currently at 15.09.91):



  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

    • Our picks

      • Here it is. The new UltiMaker S7
        The UltiMaker S7 is built on the success of the UltiMaker S5 and its design decisions were heavily based on feedback from customers.
        So what’s new?
        The obvious change is the S7’s height. It now includes an integrated Air Manager. This filters the exhaust air of every print and also improves build temperature stability. To further enclose the build chamber the S7 only has one magnetically latched door.
        The build stack has also been completely redesigned. A PEI-coated flexible steel build plate makes a big difference to productivity. Not only do you not need tools to pop a printed part off. But we also don’t recommend using or adhesion structures for UltiMaker materials (except PC, because...it’s PC). Along with that, 4 pins and 25 magnets make it easy to replace the flex plate perfectly – even with one hand.
        The re-engineered print head has an inductive sensor which reduces noise when probing the build plate. This effectively makes it much harder to not achieve a perfect first layer, improving overall print success. We also reversed the front fan direction (fewer plastic hairs, less maintenance), made the print core door magnets stronger, and add a sensor that helps avoid flooding.

        The UltiMaker S7 also includes quality of life improvements:
        Reliable bed tilt compensation (no more thumbscrews) 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi A 1080p camera (mounted higher for a better view) Compatibility with 280+ Marketplace materials Compatibility with S5 project files (no reslicing needed) And a whole lot more  
        Curious to see the S7 in action?
        We’re hosting a free tech demo on February 7.
        It will be live and you can ask any questions to our CTO, Miguel Calvo.
        Register here for the Webinar
          • Like
        • 11 replies
      • UltiMaker Cura 5.3.0-Alpha 🎄 Tree Support Spotlight 🎄
        Are you a fan of tree support, but dislike the removal process and the amount of filament it uses? Then we would like to invite you to try this special release of UltiMaker Cura. Brought to you by our special community contributor @thomasrahm
        We generated a special version of Cura 5.2 called 5.3.0 Alpha + Xmas. The only changes we introduced compared to UltiMaker Cura 5.2.1 are those which are needed for the new supports. So keep in mind, this is not a sneak peek for Cura 5.3 (there are some really cool new features coming up) but a spotlight release highlighting this new version of tree supports.  
          • Like
        • 17 replies
      • New here? Get ahead with a free onboarding course
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 14 replies
    • Create New...