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Posted · Ultimaker Cura 4.7 BETA released

Ultimaker Cura 4.7 BETA is available! 


The development was focused on the Ultimaker Digital Factory and general improvement to Ultimaker Cura and your user experience. So what do we have in store for you this time? 


Improved search. 
The wide range of settings you have at your convenience can be a blessing when you want to fully optimize and configure your print strategy. But sometimes it can also be overwhelming. “What was that one setting called again I used the other day? It had something to do with ...” In Cura 4.7 BETA you can search for what a feature does, instead of what it is called.  
Practically this means you can now search for keywords that match the description of a feature. If you still find it difficult to find certain features, let us know which words you miss in the description in this thread


Model error detection. 
When you upload a model which is not a manifold or contains errors Cura will present you with a pop-up warning. You can go back to your CAD software to correct and retry slicing it in Cura, saving you the time and frustration of discovering the error during printing. Thanks to @fieldOfView, Smartavionics, and @bagel-orb for their contributions to this feature. 


Adding Cloud printers.
Synchronising Ultimaker Cura with the printers you have set up in the Digital Factory became much easier. To add a printer from your print farm in Ultimaker Cura, open Cura and log in into your Ultimaker account. All printers that you have set up in the Digital Factory will be automatically loaded. If you don’t log in, account synchronization can be triggered later via the “Add a Cloud printer button.” A reboot is not needed to install printers. Compared with before, you no longer need to add the printers one by one. 





We have also fixed over 70 bugs that improve the overall experience and performance of Ultimaker Cura. Among others: 


Tree-support improvements. Together with moving the tree support out of the Experimental category and into the support type dropdown, we also fixed multiple reported issues where the support branches would interfere with the model, or the support bottom distance was too small, or printing in the vase mode. 


Initial layer horizontal expansion to compensate for elephant's foot. We adjusted the initial layer horizontal expansion for some profiles. This compensates for Elephant's Foot, a small defect where the bottom of the print has a little ridge where it is molten to the build plate. 


Discard/keep changes dialog. We improved the wording for more clarity.  


Do you want more information on new features, bug fixes, and more for Ultimaker Cura 4.7 beta? Visit our github page for a full overview.


Do you want to give it a try? You can download it here.


And above all; when you give it a try, let us know what you think below! 

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Posted (edited) · Ultimaker Cura 4.7 BETA released

Olá, gostaria que tivesse perfil para a artillery sidewinder x1.


[translation from portuguese: Hello, I wish you had a profile for the sidewinder x1 artillery.]

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    Posted · Ultimaker Cura 4.7 BETA released

    @WesleyFreitas - sorry this is the english section of the forum.  Portuguese only allowed over here:



    So Cura is made by Ultimaker for free.  sidewinder is a competitor.  But if they create a profile (or if you do) and submit it to the cura team they will include it in a future release of Cura.  Maybe ask the sidewinder people to do this for you?

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    Posted (edited) · Ultimaker Cura 4.7 BETA released

    Size of Print setting panel.


    The panel window covers the Action panel when the main window isn't full size. There is an adjustment in high but it looks like you forgot to subtract the hight for the Action panel. Maybe worth to correct before releasing the official version.


    I just recognize, it's possible to adjust this manual. Maybe worth having this adjusted automatically.




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    Posted · Ultimaker Cura 4.7 BETA released

    Awesome! You really have made my day 🙂 I haven't tested everything, but switching between the settings tabs when using 4 print heads is now really quick, and makes so much difference. Many thanks.

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    Posted (edited) · Ultimaker Cura 4.7 BETA released

    Tested the tree structure on a large dome shaped structure, it worked well, structure looked much better than previous, thanks.


    Only comment is that it generated a single structure for both side where it may have been better to generate two trees one each side which would have been a bit quicker.


    That said it was much better as the structure was further away from the model so easier to remove and less PVA strings getting into the nylon/CF material.






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    Posted · Ultimaker Cura 4.7 BETA released

    I've yet to get 4.7 or 4.7 Beta to load a single STL file without crashing immediately so can't comment of any of the actual feature changes. I gather this is because the config parser was changed and won't accept an equals sign in any line in the startup GCode for a printer even if it's in the comments required for OctoLapse!


    I hope Ultimaker have flagged this a priority to fix. At the moment, I'm still using 4.6.2 because it's stable and 4.7 obviously isn't.

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    Posted · Ultimaker Cura 4.7 BETA released

    That’s a bug that happens if you have one or more = signs in your start gcode snippet. It has been fixed in version 4.7.1, which will likely be released early next week.

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