Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Cura 2.1.1 (beta) Custom size


Recommended Posts

Posted · Cura 2.1.1 (beta) Custom size


I have a printrer: Machine settings: Prusa I3 by "Irobri": x=364mm y=310mm z=340mm

How do I add a new printer "Prusa I3 " with a custom size?

With the program "Cura 15.04.5" can I change the size, but with "Cura 2.1.1 (beta)" I can't. Do you can add this features?

Or how to set it?


  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Cura 2.1.1 (beta) Custom size

    Ah, I've done this. I have a JG Aurora A3 that's 180x180x180.

    You have to create a new json profile based off the closest matching one. I used prusa_i3.json, but find one that close to your printer.

    These json profiles are located in:


    C:\Program Files\Cura 2.1\resources\machines




    C:\Program Files (x86)\Cura 2.1\resources\machines


    depending on if you installed the 32bit or 64bit version of Cura 2.1

    Copy the json profile out to your desktop, rename it. Make the changes to at least these lines:


    "id": "yourid","version": 1, "name": "Printer Name","manufacturer": "Printer Manufacturer","machine_width": { "default": 364 },"machine_height": { "default": 310 },"machine_depth": { "default": 340 },


    And then copy it back it. You must be an Admin on your PC to do this as those folders are protected - at least on Windows 10 (Maybe 7 & 8)

    Restart Cura 2.1.1 and then you can choose it in the Printer / Add Printer dropdown.

    I'm getting good at this, so let me know if you have any problems.

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Cura 2.1.1 (beta) Custom size


    A perfect solution.

    One clarification. When you edit a *.json file, edit it with Notepad, but to record it with the codification: ANSI format.

    Other formats do not work.

    Thz DaHai8

  • 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

      • 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
        • 11 replies
    • Create New...