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How to get profiles for new Printers into Cura quicker..?

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Posted · How to get profiles for new Printers into Cura quicker..?

When I bought my last new printer it took 1.5 to 2 years for its profile to find its way into Cura. Before that, I copied a different printer model of the same manufacturer, with the same print bed size and manually adjusted it a little bit.


During that time I was always wondering, if the community couldn't throw together a little BETA profile program that offered me to side-load a proper profile for my printer into Cura? Or if the Devs could just simple add a profile (mark it in the list as Early Bird, ALPHA or BETA) for my printer which would be 10 times better then what I came up with. Also it would make setup so much quicker!


Hence my question, shouldn't we make this much quicker? Why force people to manually tinker around if they buy a printer that is not in the list YET. Even popular brands take forever.

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    Posted · How to get profiles for new Printers into Cura quicker..?

    Hi shoe

    Its generally up to the Manufacturer in question (or its user community) to make the profile contribution to UltiMaker Cura.
    The UltiMaker Cura Dev Team does not develop any of the profiles for 3rd party machines, they simply add them in the next update build once they are submitted on github. As UltiMaker Cura is updated quite frequently you would see it added within weeks/months depending the timing of the profile submission vs the next planned update release.

    If your machine profile took almost 2years for you to see in Cura, that would point to no one actually submitting one.

    You can learn more about the process here

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    Posted · How to get profiles for new Printers into Cura quicker..?

    Maybe you should add a feature in Cura if a certain model is not listed to add one OR be forwarded to the Github Issue where the community could work on the new profile together. That way Cura could add the profiel in the next release and mark it as "Early Bird" or something.

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