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Posted (edited) · Custom Cura Settings Folder

Hi all!

We are using Cura 2.3.x on a Windows PC in our lab for slicing. Since every user has an own windows account and Cura stores the settings in the personal user profile it is not easy to share profiles with other users.

Is it possible to start Cura with a custom settings folder (for example on our server)?

Thanks for your replies!

Mark

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    Nope. We will support workspace saving for 2.4, which will make it a lot easier to share the profiles.

     

    Super !!!

    Will it also include FULL profiles, so not affected by future changes in the base profiles?

     

    No, because it's an illusion to think that a profile with the same values will give the same result with a higher version. We constantly tweak behaviour, add features or change how certain things work together. So the value of "50" that meant something in version 1, is not guaranteed to mean the exact same in version 2 (it might be the equivalent of 49 or 51 or even 100). So storing those full profiles is pretty meaningless. If you want the exact same result, do what big companies also do with operating systems. Pick a version and stick with it (as can be seen by companies still using windows XP).

    Another reason that we can't flatten everything and load that again, is that if you do that and load a workspace, it would see everything as a "changed" setting, which kind of defeats the purpose of having a profile in the first place. If you then were to switch a material on one of your extruders, it would not update any settings because they are overridden (which I'm assuming you also didn't expect to happen!)

    TL:DR; There is no such thing as a future proof profile.

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    True true. That's why I can load & print s3d profiles from 2.x from a year and a half ago. Also I can just keep any old version if I want to. But yeah, is impossible to make a notification warning showing the new changes or new options when loading a profile right? But ofc who needs that? Just the 1%? Yeah must be that

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    True true. That's why I can load & print s3d profiles from 2.x from a year and a half ago. Also I can just keep any old version if I want to. But yeah, is impossible to make a notification warning showing the new changes or new options when loading a profile right? But ofc who needs that? Just the 1%? Yeah must be that

     

    Apart from the sarcasm, showing a message regarding changes (and then automatically updating) is my preferred solution. Just because I disagree with the solution (Save everything to a single profile), doesn't mean that I don't think that there is a problem we should try to fix ;)

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    @nallath any plan on improving the path planner? Because I see Cura getting better and better every month. So despite my sarcasm I see much greatness in you guys & the cura development. Anyhow you know for my stuff isn't there yet.

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    @nallath any plan on improving the path planner? Because I see Cura getting better and better every month. So despite my sarcasm I see much greatness in you guys & the cura development. Anyhow you know for my stuff isn't there yet.

     

    Do you mean g-code generation by path planner? The engine also gets it's fair shares of updates per release, but they are a lot less visible then the interface changes.

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