Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts

Export machines, import setup from old setup

Recommended Posts

Posted · Export machines, import setup from old setup

Hello there, I love cura, it's awesome, but a thing that I've been missing a bit from slic3r, is the ability to export a config/profile, that has everything configured in it. That is, I set up cura with the machine specific settings, and then export the profile, and then I'd like to be able to export the machine settings as well.

Another thing that I'd like this to tie in with, is when upgrading cura, it should check if there is a previous install of cura present, and then get the machines configured, and the last loaded profile.

As a third feature suggestion, being able to make a custom installer that includes a profile and a machine (or more) would be epic, as that would make it much easier for me getting students set up to use the printer (I'm a student myself, but I'm the 3D printer guy)

EDIT: Splellings


  • Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted · Export machines, import setup from old setup

    Cura has Save Profile and Open Profile in the File menu. Also, if you're slicing for something other than the UM2, then Cura writes all of the settings used into every gcode file that you produce, and then you can reload them using File -> Load Profile from Gcode.


  • Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted · Export machines, import setup from old setup

    It's confusing but you can go to the filament menu and change the default temperatures for PLA. Everytime I do this it is very confusing and takes me 3 tries and I never know exactly what order to hit the buttons but it is possible to do this. You know you got it when you are done you can select PLA as the filament and it starts heating to the new temperatures.


  • Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted · Export machines, import setup from old setup

    I don't think I got my point clearly across.

    What i mean is that every time I move to another computer, I have to set up a new machine, with the dimensions of my machine. This is what I want to be able to export, the machine dimensions. :)


  • Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted · Export machines, import setup from old setup

    Ah, the machine settings... yes, that's still very much in it's infancy, having only been added to Cura with the launch of the UM2. I expect that with a little time, that part of the set up will mature a little bit.


  • Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted · Export machines, import setup from old setup

    The machine definitions live inside the preferences file. On a Mac, that lives in ~/.cura/<version number>/preferences.ini. On Windows it looks like it lives inside the Cura application folder... e.g., Cura_13.11.2Cura preferences.ini.

    If you set that file up the way you want it, you can copy that between machines. That also lets you rename the machines, which is something folks had asked about in other threads recently.


  • Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Posted (edited) · Export machines, import setup from old setup

    Would it not be a great idea to store the settings online in your account ?

    It does not take much space ... 

    This way, any machine you use to slice will automatically load/save your settings


    (Or link it to your google drive/onedrive/webdav/....), but with your account would be great

    Edited by gizmocuz
    • Like 1
    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
    • 25 Visiting our virtual showroom

      1. 1. Have you visited our virtual showroom before?

        • Yes
        • No
      2. 2. If yes - what content did you find most interesting?

        • Information about Ultimaker ecosystem
        • Applications & application stories
        • Customer success stories
        • Webinar sessions
        • Material wall & ecosystem partners
        • New product introduction; software subscription plans
      3. 3. What of the below would make you consider visiting (again)?

        • New Live Ultimaker Webinar streams
        • ‘Ask Me Anything’ with industry experts or Ultimaker staff via main stage and public chat
        • New customer success stories
        • New applications
        • Presentations/news from ecosystem partners
        • Opportunity to meet representatives for an interactive tour
        • Helpful videos like Software tutorials
        • Other; leave input in a comment below!

    • Our picks

      • Ultimaker turns 10: A look back
        Ultimaker is turning 10 years old and that means it is story telling time! We'll explore 2010-2014, traveling through the evolution of the business from the Protobox and Ultimaker Original, to the major leaps forward with the Ultimaker 2 and Ultimaker 3.
          • Like
        • 0 replies
      • Ultimaker Transformation Summit
        Visit our virtual showroom and learn more about the Ultimaker ecosystem!
        • 14 replies
      • New here? Register your Ultimaker for free 3D printer onboarding course
        Often getting started is the most difficult part of any process. A good start sets you up for success and saves you time and energy that could be spent elsewhere. That is why we have a onboarding course ready for
        Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle, Ultimaker S5, Ultimaker S3 Ultimaker 2+ Connect.   
        They're ready for you on the Ultimaker Academy platform. All you need to do to gain access is to register your product to gain free access. 
        Ready? Register your product here in just 60 seconds.
          • Like
        • 0 replies
    • Create New...