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CuraEngine command line: use Cura .cfg

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I'm working with Cura (2.6.1) under Windows. I have created a custom machine profile and some material/quality profiles.

Slicing with the Cura GUI is going well.

Now i want to automate things, i.e. i want to use CuraEngine to slice my STL files into gcode.

To do this i would have to use many "-s" commandline options to specify the non-default slicer options (a look into cura.log reveals that it is calling CuraEngine with about 330 "-s" options, for example).

Now the question is:

Is it possible to use the Cura(-GUI) generated profiles (.cfg files) instead of listing them one by one on the CuraEngine command line? It seems that there is no commandline option to specify Cura profiles :-(

Or is there some other way like generating a list of "-s" options from the Cura profiles?

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The frontend doesn't just use just one file. A single extrusion machine can have: User, quality_changes, quality, material, variant, definition changes and definition.

Settings are handled in a stack like way; If a setting is set in the user profile, that value is used. If it isn't there, the value of quality_changes is used (and on until definition is reached, at which point the default is used).

You could create a custom definition file where you set the defaults to what you want, but this is a bit tricky for multi extrusion machines.

We tend to use bat/shell files with certain settings to slice them if we don't want to use this method.

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