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Posted (edited) · UM3 software support?

(Edit: The forum had an issue with the CSRF token when I submitted this, and then when I retried it submitted it to the wrong forum, I meant for this to be in the Software and Firmware General forum, but it somehow ended up here!)

I am considering an upgrade to a UM3 from my UM2+.  The hardware is a no brainer for me.  The UM2+ is am amazing machine and the UM3 just looks like it adds to that.

My worry is software.  It is my understanding that Cura is the only slicer that is able to really use the UM3 with any sort of speed and reliability.  Now I don't intend for this to turn in to a Cura rant topic, so I will just say that the print quality with Cura on my UM2+ leaves a lot to be desired so not being able to use other slicers (if this is still the case) would likely prevent me from buying a UM3.

Does the UM3 work well with other slicers (like S3D?) or is it still just a situation where you can kind get it to mostly work, but this or that feature doesn't work as well.  (To be clear, I don't care about the non essential functions, like NFC material detection, or wifi printing/in slicer camera view)

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    Posted · UM3 software support?

    Hi,

    So yes for the moment as far as i know, Cura is the best suited slicer for the Ultimaker 3. You can use S3D but it's not optimised (mainly for dual printing).

    There are some things that are handled better by Cura for dual, like temperature managment for example.

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