Cura 4.13.1 Moving settings/profiles to new computer
In this stable release, Cura 5.3 achieves yet another huge leap forward in 3D printing thanks to material interlocking! As well as introducing an expanded recommended print settings menu and lots of print quality improvements. Not to mention, a whole bunch of new printer profiles for non-UltiMaker printers!
The UltiMaker S7 is built on the success of the UltiMaker S5 and its design decisions were heavily based on feedback from customers.
So what’s new?
The obvious change is the S7’s height. It now includes an integrated Air Manager. This filters the exhaust air of every print and also improves build temperature stability. To further enclose the build chamber the S7 only has one magnetically latched door.
The build stack has also been completely redesigned. A PEI-coated flexible steel build plate makes a big difference to productivity. Not only do you not need tools to pop a printed part off. But we also don’t recommend using or adhesion structures for UltiMaker materials (except PC, because...it’s PC). Along with that, 4 pins and 25 magnets make it easy to replace the flex plate perfectly – even with one hand.
The re-engineered print head has an inductive sensor which reduces noise when probing the build plate. This effectively makes it much harder to not achieve a perfect first layer, improving overall print success. We also reversed the front fan direction (fewer plastic hairs, less maintenance), made the print core door magnets stronger, and add a sensor that helps avoid flooding.
The UltiMaker S7 also includes quality of life improvements:
Reliable bed tilt compensation (no more thumbscrews) 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi A 1080p camera (mounted higher for a better view) Compatibility with 280+ Marketplace materials Compatibility with S5 project files (no reslicing needed) And a whole lot more
Curious to see the S7 in action?
We’re hosting a free tech demo on February 7.
It will be live and you can ask any questions to our CTO, Miguel Calvo.
Register here for the Webinar
Are you a fan of tree support, but dislike the removal process and the amount of filament it uses? Then we would like to invite you to try this special release of UltiMaker Cura. Brought to you by our special community contributor @thomasrahm
We generated a special version of Cura 5.2 called 5.3.0 Alpha + Xmas. The only changes we introduced compared to UltiMaker Cura 5.2.1 are those which are needed for the new supports. So keep in mind, this is not a sneak peek for Cura 5.3 (there are some really cool new features coming up) but a spotlight release highlighting this new version of tree supports.
Get your configurations files by selecting help and open the configuration folder from the menu. You should be able to copy the most recent version folder and then when Cura upgrades to a new version it will use the previous versions data. Here is a view of my old versions:
You might also be able to just replace the latest versions with an older one but I would run a test or two to ensure it works before relying on that.
If you have another computer you can always test this out by installing Cura on it and then copying and pasting the old version folder in place of the new version. With each version change there are changes which may cause issues. If it does not work you can always try putting the old Cura config folder in place before upgrading to see if the new Cura update will create the new configuration from your old version.
I would first install the version you are currently running and copy the existing configuration folder over to the new machine. Check if it works. If it does install the new version and see if Cura upgrades the system properly by creating a new folder bringing forward all the old data.
The Cura program files etc. are totally independent of your configuration files, so if there is a problem it will be with the configuraton folder and files.
If all else fails with this easy method, I believe there are export and import tools you can use. I have never had to resort to those so I am not familiar with them.
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