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Posted · I want to start using plugins

Hi I found some useful plugins for cura which I want to try out but can't find a step by step manual or tutorial how this works. What i did found was to put the plugins in de plugin folder but:

- Which file(s) are the actual plugin and what additional files should be places in the folder?

- Do they need to be placed in a parent folder or just all together in the main plugins folder? (some plugins contain a lot of different file types)

- Do I have to do this by just draging them into there or do the files need to be installed somehow?

- Do I need to restard Cura to make files visible? How do i get to see them in Cura?

I've tried several things but nothing worked so far.

I'm using the latest Cura version in advanced mode for mac.

How to I get this to work please?

Thanks for any help!

Best regards, Mickael

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    Posted · I want to start using plugins

    There are two "latest" versions of Cura. You have the 15.04 and the 15.10 version (renamed to 1.99). The 15.04 version uses a very limited plugin system which only allows you to perform post processing on g-code.

    The 'new' Cura on the other hand has a very advanced plugin system that allows you to add new tools, do post processing, add new rendering types, new file types and even change the backend.

    Both work quite differently with regards to how to add plugins.

    That being said; What did you try? (and didn't work)

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    Posted · I want to start using plugins

    Hi,

    I'm using Cura 15.04.3 for mac.

    The open plugin location button does not seem to work and placed plugin files in the Cura Plugin folder (copied in this folder) did not show up in the available plugin list within Cura (also after restarting Cura and after reboot.

    I could not find a step by step manual how to install the plugins, so I don't really know what I have to do...

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    Posted · I want to start using plugins

    Did you put the plugin's .py file in the /Contents/Resources/plugins folder contained in /Applications/.../Cura 15.04.app? If so, a restart of Cura is enough to make it usable.

    I'm on OS X 10.9.5 with Cura 15.04.3.

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    Posted · I want to start using plugins

    Did you put the plugin's .py file in the /Contents/Resources/plugins folder contained in /Applications/.../Cura 15.04.app? If so, a restart of Cura is enough to make it usable.

    I'm on OS X 10.9.5 with Cura 15.04.3.

     

    Yes I did that but after restart nothing showed up...

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