Jump to content

Why won't you work dammit!!!???


dgrogandesign

Recommended Posts

Posted · Why won't you work dammit!!!???

Hi there. I have been using Cura 15.04.06 and it works very well. Despite it not having quite as many options as slic3er i find that its slicing algorithm is a lot more intelligent and as such seems to produce better prints.

I have been trying to use the newer, more feature filled version for some time now but whenever i try it doesn't work. It is very slow in terms of the rendering of the model and when i try to load a model through the file select it fails to load the file system at all, it just hangs forever.

I can get a model into the software by dragging it on but it fails to slice it and just hangs on 'preparing model'.

so all in all the software is unusable which is incredibly frustrating because i use cura all the time and just want to be able to use its big brother!

Does anyone have any idea what might be wrong? Do i just need a new darn computer to get this software running? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks,

Dan

Running on an imac 2.9 ghz with 8gb ram, os x 10.8.5

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · Why won't you work dammit!!!???

    As a fellow Mac user: I have been weary about upgrading to newer versions of Cura. Actually I believe I might still be running 15.04.03. Upgrades always came with improvements and drawbacks, so I decided to not fix whats not broken.

    I added and customized a Pronterface printing interface and tweaked a few things, but that's all. What I am trying to say: It is not Mac related. It takes a bit of patience to find a Cura version that works well for your set-up. Give upgrades a try, but if they don't work for you, they just don't. Stick to what works.

    Ymmv.

    Thomas

  • 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

      • S-Line Firmware 8.3.0 was released Nov. 20th on the "Latest" firmware branch.
        (Sorry, was out of office when this released)

        This update is for...
        All UltiMaker S series  
        New features
         
        Temperature status. During print preparation, the temperatures of the print cores and build plate will be shown on the display. This gives a better indication of the progress and remaining wait time. Save log files in paused state. It is now possible to save the printer's log files to USB if the currently active print job is paused. Previously, the Dump logs to USB option was only enabled if the printer was in idle state. Confirm print removal via Digital Factory. If the printer is connected to the Digital Factory, it is now possible to confirm the removal of a previous print job via the Digital Factory interface. This is useful in situations where the build plate is clear, but the operator forgot to select Confirm removal on the printer’s display. Visit this page for more information about this feature.
          • Like
        • 0 replies
      • Ultimaker Cura 5.6 stable released
        Cura now supports Method series printers!
         
        A year after the merger of Ultimaker and MakerBotQQ, we have unlocked the ability for users of our Method series printers to slice files using UltiMaker Cura. As of this release, users can find profiles for our Method and Method XL printers, as well as material profiles for ABS-R, ABS-CF, and RapidRinse. Meaning it’s now possible to use either Cura or the existing cloud-slicing software CloudPrint when printing with these printers or materials
        • 48 replies
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...