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Posted · How large filesize can Cura load?

Anybody an idea how large files can be for Cura to load?

I got a project on which I testprinted from a small stl.

But for the surface to be nice and without all these triangles I made it a lot finer.

The file is now 296 Mb, but Cura doesn't load

Thanks for the input

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    Posted · How large filesize can Cura load?

    Well for the sake of it, I did the trial and error route.

    I could upload a 133 Mb file, but it took my computer a lot of time when I tried to rotate the object and lay flat. I now resized to 70 Mb and that's workable though still quite slow.

    I'm going to upgrade the computer to serious CAD-specs anyway and will see if that also helps in this case

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    Posted · How large filesize can Cura load?

    It depends on your OS and the version of Cura that you are using. The old Cura for windows was only 32 bit, so the supported size was much smaller.

    The new Cura is fully 64 bit and i've been able to load models over 250 MB without much issues.

    Note that adding more resolution won't always increase the print. Some details are just too small for your printer to actually do something with.

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    Posted · How large filesize can Cura load?

    OS is W7 64 bit, dual core processor. Cura 15.04.4. I think I'm lacking computing power.

    I'm going to have me build/set up some new hardware in the near future, also for my 3D-cad purposes. See what that brings.

    The resolution thing is clear to me. But it would be nice to be able to check at what resolution you don't see a difference anymore.

    Anyhow, got a nice fine workable stl now and will print that and see

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