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Posted · Wireless network printing - PC required throughout print?

I have a new Ultimaker 3 and everything works great. I have had no issues with printing wirelessly from Cura 4.1 to the UM3.

 

I have a noob question as I'm new to Cura and Ultimaker. My question is, does my PC have to stay on with Cura up the entire time the print is running or can I shut it down after the print starts? In other words, is the PC / Cura streaming g-code throughout the entire print or is it all sent at once and stored in the printer's memory and thus the PC is not needed after initializing the print?

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Posted (edited) · Wireless network printing - PC required throughout print?

Once the print is sent to the UM3, Cura ant the PC can be turned off. The UM3 is concipated as "stand alone". If the PC and Cura is restarted while printing, they connect to the printer and show the progress. The g-code is stored in the printer's memory.

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Posted · Wireless network printing - PC required throughout print?

That's great news! Thank you for your help.

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