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Posted · Early Christmas 'present'?

A little while ago we hosted an 'Ask Me Anything' with our Cura team and one of the questions asked was about a notorious 'Top 50' list which formed the scope of what our Cura team was working on. @Msuurmond said there was indeed a list (we actually do plan ahead yes!) and we would look into what of this information we can share so you have a better idea of what the future holds and what we are working on. 

 

Today I received a few features we are working on and we would like to share them with you. 

It is not all 50 features. Good things come in small packages. But it is a nice collection of features we are building and/or exploring. 

 

  • Faster startup times (it will be done faster than your morning coffee)
  • Tree support. A different, more efficient way of generating automated support. 
  • Adaptive layer height (yes!)
  • Plugin browser update
  • Multiple build plates (awesome!) 
  • Signed windows installer/executable, no more warning while installing Cura on Windows
  • Manual remove support
  • ... and like 43 other things which might be shared at a later date ;)

 

We hope you enjoy this little prospect and you are as excited about some of those features as I am! We're curious to hear what you think and I hope you have a great day!

 

(I happen to remember @ultiarjan and @Dim3nsioneer showed interest in this list)

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Posted (edited) · Early Christmas 'present'?

Thaaaank you! Some where interesting stuff among those seven points. Of course we have to be aware that this is NOT the list for the next beta version and things need time but very cool to have an idea about what we might get in a not too distant future.

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    Posted · Early Christmas 'present'?

    I know, that will follow later. The more 'not too distant future' it will get, the bigger the disclaimer that things are in exploring phase and are subjective to change. The above-mentioned things are mostly out of the exploring phase and into the building phase. 

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    Posted · Early Christmas 'present'?

    Interesting....

    Multiple build plates? I'm having a hard time picturing what this is... ??

     

    And I hope separation of brim setting between prime tower and print object is still part of the other 43 actions  (brim on tower only)

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    Posted · Early Christmas 'present'?

    @Msuurmond correct me if I am wrong, but I recall the explanation that if you upload let's say, 8 10x10cm models, Cura automatically divides them up to 4 build plates and can send all build plates to Cura Connect in one go (if you have an Ultimaker 3). Especially with larger projects, multiple parts, it can be a great tool to optimize and simplify the workflow. 

    Or, if I am completely wrong, consider this a feature request :p 

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    Posted (edited) · Early Christmas 'present'?
    30 minutes ago, SandervG said:

    @Msuurmond correct me if I am wrong, but I recall the explanation that if you upload let's say, 8 10x10cm models, Cura automatically divides them up to 4 build plates and can send all build plates to Cura Connect in one go (if you have an Ultimaker 3). Especially with larger projects, multiple parts, it can be a great tool to optimize and simplify the workflow. 

    Or, if I am completely wrong, consider this a feature request :p 

    Yup. It's based on work done by one of our engineers for the research sprint. It can also create bill of materials.

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    Posted · Early Christmas 'present'?

    As mentioned above, the multiple buildplate feature makes it possible to load a bunch of models, auto arrange them over as much build plates that are needed and then send them all to Cura Connect in one go. This makes life easier for printing larger assemblies.

    Making the prime tower more stable is also on this list, we are thinking more in the direction of the shape (round) and removing the zig-zagging that is sometimes needed to fill it.I will add the brim only for prime tower (no promise that it will be in there, the team needs to estimate it first).

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