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How do I get CuraEngine accessed from the command line to match my GUI slicing


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Posted · How do I get CuraEngine accessed from the command line to match my GUI slicing

Hi,  I am new to 3D printing and have made a couple 3D prints on my Ender3 V2 printer using the GUI for ultimate Cura for Mac .    For the most part, I am using the default ender 3 v2 profile.   


Several of the thing verse objects I would like to build come in several STL files and I would like to use a command line script to batch slice these.


The trouble is that I can't get CuraEngine to make GCode from STL that prints nicely.   There have been a few posts on this forum that seem to relate to this issue but they have not helped yet.  


The basic syntax I am trying on there command line is :


 CuraEngine slice -v -j /Applications/Cura.app/Contents/Resources/resources/definitions/creality_ender3.def.json -o $i-$basename.gcode -s initial_extruder_nr="0" ....and other things right from Cura.log .... -l $FILE


Sorry for the bash variable but this is taken right from my script. 


Thanks for any help.  Best, Rudy 

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