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Posted · Looking for beta testers.

As I've noted in other topics. I've been working hard on a next-generation of Cura. Which is faster, more userfriendly, and with fixes for some of the slicing issues.

Now this version isn't fully ready yet. But I do think it's ready for some closed beta testing. As I can never try everything and I could use the feedback and possible bugs from other users. I've already done some internal Ultimaker testing, which helped in finding some nasty bugs. I've been doing all my personal prints with this new code for the last month and a half, which ironed out a lot of bugs.

So now it's your turn. I'm looking for you to test this new piece of awesomeness. I'm looking for dedicated Ultimaker users who are willing to use the next-generation Cura and help discover those last bugs. Do a lot of test prints, and be honest about what is good and what is bad.

So? Are you up to the task? Then post a message in this topic. I'm looking for both experienced and inexperienced users.

 

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    Posted · Looking for beta testers.

    I would LOVE to beta test!

    I have several models that does not slice too well i Current Cura (thin wall etc) waiting for (your) new slicer.

    Also, I recently go a new thermal camera that might be used fo some nice comparison pics ;)

    Gimme the binaries please :)

    /Daniel

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    Posted · Looking for beta testers.

    I would love to be able to contribute :)

     

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    Posted · Looking for beta testers.

    I qualify under " inexperienced". Still waiting for my kit to clear customs in Oz.

    Mike.

     

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    Posted · Looking for beta testers.

    As an experienced 3D printer operator, but fairly new to Ultimaker I would like to help with beta testing this new version.

     

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    Posted · Looking for beta testers.

    Yes, would like to test. Any cake included?

     

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    Posted · Looking for beta testers.

    I wouldn't mind giving it a test if there are slots still available.

     

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    Posted · Looking for beta testers.

    I would through in my hat in the ring as well.

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    Posted · Looking for beta testers.

    Hi Daid

    I am willing to test.

    Regards

    Ian

     

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    Posted · Looking for beta testers.

    I would like to test the new software as well.

     

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    Posted · Looking for beta testers.

    I have just time for testing cura. :)

    BTW

    My operating system is Windows7 64bit and i take OctoPrint on raspberryPi to control my UM.

    I work also with the very fast Kisslicer.

    I have the UM remodeled with direct drive rear left, other fan and heatbed.

    It runs a modified Marlin firmware.

    Umbau 1

    Umbau 2

    Umbau 3

     

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    Posted · Looking for beta testers.

    I'll contact people individually with details. I'll start out with contacting some regular Ultimaker users, so don't be alarmed if you don't get a message just yet. As I will grow the testing group over time.

    I noticed a problem with USB printing on Monday, so that's something I wanted to fix first before sending out the first beta version.

     

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    Posted · Looking for beta testers.

    Would love to test this...qualified as "beginner"...

    I'd also like to say I find it awesome what has happened on the software side in the last months and years.

    Today I can model sculpt and design with free software, slice with free software and print with free soft-and firmware. Without all the thousands of man hours you coding wizards have put into these projects, machines like the ultimaker would only be pieces of wood and metal. And all of this can be used by guys like me who are basically artists without much in depth knowledge of the bits and bytes. Thank you for your work and for making these great tools available for us!

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    Posted · Looking for beta testers.

    Would love to test also. I would qualify as intermediate :-)

     

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    Posted · Looking for beta testers.

    i'd like to test it out! but fyi, i'm using a reprap, not ultimaker.

     

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    Posted · Looking for beta testers.

    If you still need testers, I'm game.

    Any chance the new version comes with multiple firmwares (ie, ready to go heated bed support).

     

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    Posted · Looking for beta testers.

    I would like to test too. I use an Ultimaker on a daily basis. And Kristen suggestion to offer heated bed support would be great. I need a .hex with HB....

     

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    Posted · Looking for beta testers.

    There are 13 thermistor options... kinda hard to build them all. The firmware coming with this beta is the same as in 13.03

    (I'm sending out a few invites for the beta today, so check your private message inbox on the forum)

     

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    Posted · Looking for beta testers.

    Gave it a quick test just now. I can't seem to get it to run on my main computer but it does start up on my laptop. What kind of info do you need in addition to the following?

    Win7 (freshly updated)

    Intel i7 920

    ASUS Radeon HD 4890 (the drivers here are old but I'm not keen on updating as it breaks another program I'm using)

    6gigs of RAM

    Tried installing, uninstalling, re-installing, rebooting and uninstalling the previous version of Cura I had on there (13.03 which worked fine).

    When starting it I get the splash screen but then it just sits there until I click on it at which point it disappears and nothing more happens. The only process I can see starting up is pythonw.exe sitting steady at 36megs of RAM and no CPU usage until I click the splash and it disappears.

     

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    Posted · Looking for beta testers.

    I initially uploaded a wrong build which didn't work, so you might have that file, did you try downloading it again?

    Else, Cura generates an output.txt in the installation directory. The contents of this file might give me a hint. (it it says something about "sliceRun" then you have the broken build)

     

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    Posted · Looking for beta testers.

    Hey Daid, I'd be happy to help test the new version!

     

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    Posted · Looking for beta testers.

    Hah, what are the odds that I managed to download one version to my main comp and then just minutes later a new version to my lappy? :) That was indeed the reason it failed though, starts up just fine now.

    First impressions... faaast :D

     

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