Using IIIP 3D Printer and want to learn more about Cura
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.
@Nawar welcome to the forum.
"What else I need to do that I might missed during the process?"
I'm going to stay away from that one.
The printer definition files for non-Ultimaker printers come from the open-source community or from the manufacturer of the printer. You can check with the manufacturer (Monoprice??) and see if they have some files to download.
In the Cura Marketplace (button in the top right corner of the Cura workspace) there is a plugin for "Monoprice Select Mini V2" that may help with WiFi connectivity.
If you are trying to communicate via the USB then things get iffy. The "USB Printing" function is not maintained by anyone so it either works for you or it doesn't. It does depend on the "USB to SERIAL" drivers having been installed.
If you are on Windows you can connect the printer to the computer and go to the "Device Manager" and the "Ports (Com and LPT)" section. You may see a line like "USB-SERIAL (CH340) COM3". That would indicate that the computer sees the printer and that it happens to be connected on "COM3". If it isn't there then you have a port driver problem.
I don't have any problems either sending to or receiving from my printer but I always print via the SD card.
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