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Posted · 3mf vs curaproject.3mf

Cura 3.1


When I go to save a project, I sometimes click Save As... and I get a .3mf file.  If I click Save Project... I get a .curaproject.3mf file.


I'm assuming that the more comprehensive format is the .curaproject.3mf format?  What is the difference between these two?  Should there be some menu separation or more descriptive text to ensure the user get's the file type they want?






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    Posted · 3mf vs curaproject.3mf

    A project file is a .3mf file with some extra data. A "normal" 3mf file saves the models and any per object settings. A project file saves what a normal 3mf would do and it also saves the active machine, profiles & settings.


    So it is possible to load a project file as if it's a model file (so you only get the models & per object settings).

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    Posted · 3mf vs curaproject.3mf

    Thanks very much for this info!


    I think I screwed up by accidentally saving only a .3mf file instead of a .curaproject.3mf file as when I go to load the .3mf file, it won't contain all that I wanted to restore for this print.  Oh well... live and learn!


    Thanks again.




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    Posted · 3mf vs curaproject.3mf

    I'll weigh in on this....  It appears to me that if you "Save Project" as .3mf, the file you end up with will contain the .stl plus all of the pertinent Project and Material information.  Whereas, if you "Save As"  a .3mf file, you end up with a .stl  model by itself....  Both files will look the same in your folder.... very confusing....

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