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Posted · Can Cura generate a build for a Dremel 3D?

I am designing using SketchUp. My Printer is a Dremel 3D. I tried using Cura to turn an stl file into a build for my Dremel. Cura shows a Dremel however my printer requires a file extension of: .g3drem and all I can get out of Cura is gcode.

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    Posted · Can Cura generate a build for a Dremel 3D?

    I've hacked together a cura 3 plugin that will export the .g3drem file for the Dremel Idea Builder 3D20


    Thank you for this! It's working great for me, and makes my old Dremel machine much more useful.

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    Posted · Can Cura generate a build for a Dremel 3D?

    Hi @tontze
    From the Frequently Asked Questions section of the plugin's page:


    Question: Does/Can this plugin support the Dremel 3D40/Dremel 3D45?
    Answer: With some work maybe - see "Issue #20" for a more complete answer. The author doesn't own and doesn't have access to a 3D40/3D45, and cannot commit to supporting any machine that they don't have direct access to. Some users have been successful at getting the machine working with a modified version of this plugin, however it will require some work. If any developer with access to a 3D40/3D45 wants to fork this plugin, the source code is released under a GPLv3 license. Please credit this plugin as well as the Cura gcode writer plugin upon which this plugin is based.


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    Posted · Can Cura generate a build for a Dremel 3D?
    20 minutes ago, timmeh said:

    Hi @tontze
    From the Frequently Asked Questions section of the plugin's page:



    Ah ok, thnx

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    Posted (edited) · Can Cura generate a build for a Dremel 3D?

    Cheers @tontze -

    If you follow the instructions in the links above and manage to get it working please feel free to post instructions for others - you're not the first to ask the question and anything you learn would be helpful for others.  FWIW I'm pretty sure some other people have gotten the 3D40/3D45 working with the plugin.

    The other good news is that Dremel has moved away from proprietary formats, and has started accepting normal gcode files with newer firmware updates - so if you can get the 3D40 machine definition installed into Cura you should be able to print to the 3D40 even without the plugin.

    Edited by timmeh
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