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Running Cura headless


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Posted · Running Cura headless

Hey together,

 

I wanted to ask if there are any plans in the near future to allow Cura to be controlled without a GUI, to allow integration into automated environments?

 

At the moment there are already a few projects/solutions trying to do this with the CuraEngine and encountering the same problems. CuraEngine is not designed as a standlone project, so it is heavily dependent on the magic in the frontend (Cura). Lack of documentation.

 

Of course, these use cases are rare and require predefined and tested 3D files, material profiles and any other necessary printer information. However, I think there are users who would appreciate a simplified client library or cmd interface to control Cura and integrate it into automated processes.

 

Thank you for reading and best regards

Tobias

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    Posted · Running Cura headless

    Alrighty!

     

    Would it be possible if I make a new collection thread, with all the discussions from github/forum and projects that have tried something like this, to pin to the front page(https://community.ultimaker.com/forum/108-ultimaker-cura/)?

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