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Posted · Cura firmware compatibility


I have a quite recent Ultimaker (received end of may).

It has a stock Marlin Firmware (Marlin 1.0.0 RC3 Last Updated 2012-05-16 | Author Erik).

I also got an official UltiController and Netfabb.

I would like to try Cura, but i have the following question:

If i generate a new Marlin firmware, using Daid's Build-me Marlin (btw, thanks!) for UltiController compatibility, as far as i understand, it will work with Cura. But then, can i also use ReplicatorG (choosing Skeinforge or Slic3r as a toolpath generator) or NetFabb, or shall i first switch back to the stock firmware?



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    Posted · Cura firmware compatibility

    Build-me-Marlin is just a configurator to help us compile Marlin (Thank you Daid!) , So it's fully compatible with Marlin 1.0.0 RC3 AFAIK. Anything you could do with that, you could do with Marlin Compiled with Build-me-Marlin.

    I know first hand that it works fine with Netfabb, but I rarely use it now. I do miss how fast it sliced and the interface, but it's too far behind now without 5D and working retraction.


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    Posted · Cura firmware compatibility

    Ok Thanks Kyle.

    So it means that the firmware generated through Build Me Marlin is backward compatible with the stock Marlin 1.0.0 RC3, but Cura needs some of its new features?



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