Jump to content

How to export Cura-generated support structures?

Recommended Posts

Posted · How to export Cura-generated support structures?

Hey guys,

as you can see on my profile, im an absolute freshman in 3D printing 😉
I'm a student, doing further education in germany on a technical college..

I got a question to SUPPORTS.

Is there any possibility to export the supports, which are generated after slicing with Cura?

I tried everything I know, for hours. And I have to solve this problem very quick.. I searched here in the community, in the marketplace and on google, but could'nt find anything 😞


The idea is to load a CAD model in Cura, slice it with supports and export it again (with generated supports, of course). After that, we want to load it into RoboDK (a robot simulation software) and try to cut off the supports and finish the surface with grinding hats, e.g.


You all would really help me out, if you could offer me a solution for my problem and i would be very thankful ':D

For now, thanks for taking time!


Greets Carl

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · How to export Cura-generated support structures?

    Thanks IRobertI, but dont know, if this really helps me out.. unfortunately i got troubles to open Voxelizer. it seems to be no longer available..  (after i installed it, i wanted to sign in, but when i clicked the button, an error in my browser occured..)


  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Posted · How to export Cura-generated support structures?

    Hey DerNeue,

    Welcome to the Ultimaker Community 🎉

    It's not a feature I am aware of in Ultimaker Cura. 🤔
    I can ask the team if they are interested in building it. 

    For my personal SLA printjobs I use the Export STL with Supports feature from Prusa Slicer.
    Could that work for you?

  • Link to post
    Share on other sites

    • 11 months later...
    Posted · How to export Cura-generated support structures?

    The supports you make in Meshmixer are not really designed for FDM printing, but for resin printers. Ofcourse you can try them out, and your mileage may vary, but they are not great for printing with filament printers.

  • 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
    • Our picks

      • Introducing the UltiMaker Factor 4
        We are happy to announce the next evolution in the UltiMaker 3D printer lineup: the UltiMaker Factor 4 industrial-grade 3D printer, designed to take manufacturing to new levels of efficiency and reliability. Factor 4 is an end-to-end 3D printing solution for light industrial applications
          • Thanks
          • Like
        • 3 replies
      • UltiMaker Cura 5.7 stable released
        Cura 5.7 is here and it brings a handy new workflow improvement when using Thingiverse and Cura together, as well as additional capabilities for Method series printers, and a powerful way of sharing print settings using new printer-agnostic project files! Read on to find out about all of these improvements and more. 
          • Like
        • 26 replies
    • Create New...