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Long story short: Old interface is gone. daid made the print window moddable via text files. You can change to a Pronterface-like interface in settings. Or you could just use Pronterface to begin with as it's more powerful.

More info on the forum if you search around a bit.


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What a shame. This makes Cura virtually unusable for me, and I used to really like it.

My heat bed can take a long time to heat up, and if I do not do this separately before heating up the hot end, I run the risk of charring the plastic in the hot end while the bed is reaching temperature, which can severly clog it. Also, I like to manually level my print bed while I'm waiting, which I can no longer do in Cura as a result of this feature's removal (yes, I know there is a bed leveling wizard, but it does not work well for my printer).

So if I have to use another host to start with, why bother with Cura? I've been switching back and forth and it is a pain in the neck.

Goodbye Cura, I enjoyed my time with you.

Hello MatterControl!


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No, I think you're misunderstanding the situation. The old criptic interface has been replaced with something much better.

It is a new customizable interface that some people have been working out their own solutions and sharing them. I print from an Ulticontroller, so I am not really familiar with it, but you can read about it http://umforum.ultimaker.com/index.php?/topic/4618-new-cura-printer-interface/.

Personally before I had the Ulticontroller, I found it a very good solution to use Cura to slice with, then load my gcode into Pronterface for preparation, maintenance, printing and print monitoring. Its quite a powerful tool to control the printer. I think it is much more comprehensive than the old Cura interface and probably better than the improved new Cura interfaces.

I think its worth another look.


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I've never used cura for printing, Pronterface is far superior at doing that. Same goes when using other slicers like KISSlicer and slic3r for example as they don't even have a print interface.

I got curious about MatterControl so I downloaded it to give it a look (always good to have alternatives) but unfortunately it didn't work very well for me. Six re-starts, two different model files and it crashed every single time when trying to generate the layer view.


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What kind of printer is it? I guess not an ultimaker.

I recommend pronterface. Not the cura plugin. The real thing. Repetier also has a great product (and is also free).

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