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Posted · Building Cura on Windows 10

I've been struggling the past couple of days trying to get Cura-build-environment to ... execute, I guess? I've followed the instructions on the wiki pretty much to the T, with one notable exception being that I had to change a path in the ev_win64.bat file. Mine now looks like this: 



I was then able to run the code from the github page (https://github.com/Ultimaker/cura-build-environment) with the obvious changes for my set vars to make them fit my paths.

set cbe_src_dir=<where-your-source-dir-is>
set cbe_install_dir=<where-you-want-to-install>

cd %cbe_src_dir%
mkdir build
cd build


cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release ^
      -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=%cbe_install_dir% ^
      -DCMAKE_PREFIX_PATH=%cbe_install_dir% ^
      -G "NMake Makefiles" ^

All went well up until the nmake command. That ran for a while, then failed. I ran it again to make sure, as all desperate people do, and here's the output:



What does this mean? How do I fix it? I've been googling for a few hours now and trying random things and I feel like I'm no closer to understanding this issue. I would imagine it has to do with the script ignoring the '-m64' option? The other possibility that I'm really dreading is that it could be something to do with setting all  of this stuff up on my secondary drive instead of the C:\ drive? How should I proceed?


And of course I'm happy to answer any questions about relevant system settings or paths or whatever you think you need. Thanks!


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    Posted · Building Cura on Windows 10

    I'm pretty sure someone said you can't compile for AMD specific hardware?  It has to be x86 or something?  I think it was @ahoeben (I probably misunderstood - this is a vague memory from a few weeks ago).  AMD should be able to work with 64 bit x86 code I assume.  I mention this as I see these programs are in an AMD64 folder.  Not sure if that is relevant.


    Also @burtoogle might be able to help as he builds cura all the time (but on linux).  Unfortunately burtoogle has been silent on the forums for 2 months.  But he's still quite active over on his github.  You might open an issue on his version of cura and ask him there if you don't get an answer from ahoeben.  He's normally very helpful: https://github.com/smartavionics/Cura/issues

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    Posted · Building Cura on Windows 10
    47 minutes ago, Elkelthen said:

    What does this mean? How do I fix it?


    Well... the error message means that the folder "google/protobuf" is not there or the folder "....../protobuf/src" is not part of the C++ include path.


    "protobuf" is published here:




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