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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?


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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.

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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

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