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Posted · How to include my 3rd party printer into the Cura software.

Hi All

I would to include my 3rd party printer into the Cura software.

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Ulitmaker customer service say:

To include your 3rd party printer into the Cura software, please follow these steps:

Create a machine profile, which can be loaded instantly in Cura. An introduction on how to do this can be found here: https://ultimaker.com/en/resources/20511-change-machine-settings

Go to https://github.com/Ultimaker/Cura and ‘fork’ the directory.

In your personal fork directory, go to: Cura/resources/definitions.

Drop the machine profile here.

Create a pull request on the profile to the Cura master branch.

Our developers will receive the pull notification, and the printer is added with one-click of a button!

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Now I had complete the machine setting in Cura, but I can't create a machine profile.

Plz help me to create a machine profile .

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Thanks!

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    Posted · How to include my 3rd party printer into the Cura software.

    By "Create a machine profile", they mean a .def.json file like the ones in your Cura/resources/definitions folder. You cannot create those from inside Cura, you have to use a text-editor.

    Official machine definitions can define many, *many* (many!) more parameters than what you can set with the Machine Settings screen. The "Custom FDM Printer" route is meant for end-users of printers for which there is no official machine definition.

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    Posted · How to include my 3rd party printer into the Cura software.

    By "Create a machine profile", they mean a .def.json file like the ones in your Cura/resources/definitions folder. You cannot create those from inside Cura, you have to use a text-editor.

    Official machine definitions can define many, *many* (many!) more parameters than what you can set with the Machine Settings screen. The "Custom FDM Printer" route is meant for end-users of printers for which there is no official machine definition.

     

    OK

    I will try it.

    Thank you very much.

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    Posted · How to include my 3rd party printer into the Cura software.

    I tried pasting the resources for a Type A Machines printer into Cura 2.5, and it is not recognized.

     

    If you tried the same files as the ones you linked to in your PR on the github project, your definition file referenced a file to inherit which did not exist.

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