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Posted (edited) · creality ender 5 slicer

Download the Cura installation files.

Run the installation program.

When it runs it should ask you to pick a printer.  (If you have already installed Cura then go to "Settings | Printer | Add Printer")

Under "Add a non-networked printer" scroll to Creality and click on it.  Go to the Ender 5 and click on it.  On the right will be a name box.  I suggest you add or change something to make the name unique.

Ignore the questions about using the cloud.  After installation Cura should start.

Look around the screen and learn the layout of the area and where toolbars and commands are.

Download a very simple model like a calibration cube from Thingiverse.com.  Use the Cura "File | Open" command to bring the STL model into the workspace.  (Also download the 3DBenchy but don't start with it.)

Play with the settings, pay close attention to how the Preview Pane changes when you adjust settings.

Make mistakes.

Learn from mistakes.

Repeat.

The printer has the Creality slicer either on the SD card, or there is a link to the slicer download.  The Creality slicer is an older version of Cura.  You can have both installed and the Creality slicer (with less options and settings) may be easier for you to figure out.  You can start with it and then graduate to Cura.

Edited by GregValiant
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