Jump to content
Ultimaker Community of 3D Printing Experts
timurt

Problems with using CuraEngine from command line

Recommended Posts

Hi Guys,

I'm trying to use CuraEngine from the commandline.

1) First attempt was to pass -s parameters one by one, it works but I get the different results in comparing with GCode generated from the Cura GUI.

Passed parameters are exactly the same in both cases (checked in debugger)

So the first question is why this difference happens? (different coordinates)

2) Second attempt was to use INI file generated from Cura GUI, but I see that this format is unsupported by CuraEngine. So the second question is where I can find the correct format of configuration file supported by CuraEngine ?

Thanks in advance.

Timur.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Guys,

I use command line for executing Cura 2.5 in Matlab. I want to change layer height, part orientation and filling angle and providing different G-code.

I start to generate different json file for different layer height but I dont know how i must change the orientation? would you please tell me how I can do it?

commandline=[str ' slice' ' -j ' definition ' -s mesh_rotation_matrix="[[1,0,0],[0,1,0],[0,0,1]]" ' ' -l ' stl ' -o ' stroutput '.gcode'];

str is CuraEngine.exe file and deffinition is innovo_inventor' num2str(j) '.json which is generated for different layer height.

Thanks in advance

Elnaz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Our picks

    • Ultimaker Cura | a new interface
      We're not only trying to always make Ultimaker Cura better with the usual new features and improvements we build, but we're also trying to make it more pleasant to operate. The interface was the focus for the upcoming release, from which we would already like to present you the first glance. 
        • Like
      • 130 replies
    • "Back To The Future" using Generative Design & Investment Casting
      Designing for light-weight parts is becoming more important, and I’m a firm believer in the need to produce lighter weight, less over-engineered parts for the future. This is for sustainability reasons because we need to be using less raw materials and, in things like transportation, it impacts the energy usage of the product during it’s service life.
        • Like
      • 12 replies
×

Important Information

Welcome to the Ultimaker Community of 3D printing experts. Visit the following links to read more about our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy. Thank you!