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!
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.
You may notice that in Cura, some settings are indented. The indented settings are "more specific" versions of their parents. The slicer actually only looks at the more specific version, and the less specific version is only there as a convenience for the user.
In the case of "Retraction speed", there are more specific speeds for the actual retraction and for the priming ("unretracting"). If you set the "Retraction speed" setting, then that normally sets both the "Retraction Retract Speed" and the "Retraction Prime Speed". If you, or the profile, put a specific value in either one of those settings, than the "Retraction Speed" setting is no longer used for that particular setting. If you, or the profile, put a specific setting in both the "Retraction Retract Speed" and the "Retraction Prime Speed", then the value of "Retraction Speed" would no longer be used at all (because both settings that use its value are getting overridden). To visually show that the value is not used, Cura disables the setting. Once the more specific versions both have their own values, the more generic setting is simply irrelevant.
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