Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura


Ultimaker Cura free download for Mac

Ultimaker Cura

26 June 2019

Application for 3D printing.


Ultimaker Cura is an application for 3D printing with the Ultimaker 3D printer and for other RepRap based printers. Cura Connect lets you manage your entire 3D printing workflow with ease. Start print jobs on multiple network-enabled Ultimaker 3D printers, monitor progress, and keep track of maintenance operations, all from a single interface.

What's new in Ultimaker Cura

Version 4.1.0:
User experience:
  • Draggable settings panels. There was a lot of feedback from the 4.0 release about the collapsible settings panels. Based on this feedback, we decided to make them completely draggable. The print settings panel (prepare stage) and the color scheme panel (preview stage) can now be dragged and positioned anywhere in the 3D viewer. A double click of the header will reset each to their default position
  • Updated onboarding flow. The onboarding flow on first startup has been updated with a look and feel more in line with the new interface. A series of setup steps will be shown, including Welcome, User agreement, Change log, the option to add a (networked) printer, and the option to sign up/sign in with an Ultimaker account
  • Add printer menu. Various updates in the ‘Add printer menu’. The machine settings menu has been updated in line with the new look and feel of the interface, and it's now possible to directly add machines from discovered network printers
  • Expert settings visibility. Previously, new settings weren't displayed in the expert preset even though they were expert-level settings. The latest features (e.g. Prime tower brim) are now included in the expert preset, for easy access
  • Experimental print profile indicator. When an experimental print profile is activated, the settings panel header will now display an "Experimental" tag
  • Layer change script. This new post-processing script injects custom Gcode on a layer change, so that manual commands can be defined, e.g. park the print head. wporter82
  • Printing guidelines. More information about how to print advanced materials can be quickly and easily accessed via the interface. When a material is chosen in the configuration selector, an icon will appear next to it, which when clicked will direct the user to a 'Printing Guidelines' page specified by the print profile supplier
  • Increased rendering speed. Rendering speed improvements that should be quite noticeable with multiple objects on the build plate
Slicing engine:
  • Prime tower brim. Prime towers might need the extra adhesion of a brim even when the model doesn’t, so an option for a prime tower to print with a brim independently of the model has been added. This setting is available when the adhesion type is set to 'None', 'Skirt' or 'Brim', and the prime tower is enabled. Currently, this option doesn’t work with rafts
  • Prime tower Gcode comments. Gcode now contains comments to indicate when a prime tower is printed, like so: {code};TYPE: PRIME-TOWER{code}
  • Maximum deviation setting. Previously, the maximum deviation was hard-coded in CuraEngine to be half of the maximum resolution. A new setting has been added that sets the maximum allowed deviation from the original polygon when reducing model resolution. If line segments are shorter than the maximum resolution, they are removed, unless this introduces a deviation greater than the maximum deviation
  • Gyroid support. Smartavionics has contributed a new option for a gyroid support pattern, similar to his gyroid infill contribution. A gyroid pattern is relatively efficient with the material, so gyroid patterns permeable to water can dissolve faster. It’s also easier to pull gyroid structures off your model with pliers compared to some other support patterns
Ultimaker Marketplace:
  • Purchase materials. The Marketplace now includes a direct link to a site where users can buy specific materials to work with the corresponding print profile. The link is specified by the print profile supplier through the contributor portal
  • Marketplace notifications. When a plugin or print profile in the Marketplace has updates, a badge notification will appear over the Marketplace button and installed packages tab, prompting you to update
Ultimaker Cloud:
  • Cloud discovery. Networked Ultimaker 3D printers that are paired with your Ultimaker account are now discovered in the add printer list - even outside your local network
  • Cloud monitor. We've spent some time making the monitor stage in Ultimaker Cura more stable, so you can get more insights into your cloud-connected Ultimaker 3D printers wherever you are in the world
  • Dashboard redirect. When you log into your Ultimaker account inside the software, the end of the login flow will direct you to the Ultimaker Cloud dashboard, where you can manage an expanding range of cloud-based tools
Third-party printers:
  • A large amount of third-party printer definitions have been added in this release
    • NWA3D A5
    • Anycubic Chiron
    • Alfawise u30
    • Cubicon
    • Wanhao Duplicator 9
    • Creality 3D-X
    • Z-Bolt
    • TiZYX Evy
    • FLSUN QQ
    • Structur3D Silicone
    • TiZYX Evy Dual
Bug fixes:
  • Ultimaker Marketplace crash. Fixed an issue where the application crashed when opening the Marketplace after being logged in for more than 10 minutes. This was due to an expired token when checking network requests
  • Horizontal expansion support. For PLA-PLA support combinations, the horizontal expansion value has changed from 0.2 to 0 by default. This fixes an issue where unnecessary support is generated. The default value for PVA remains the same
  • Loading project file. Fixed an issue where choosing to "Update Existing" profile during project file loading did not overwrite the current settings with what was in the project file
  • CFF and GFF generic materials. Removed the GFF and CFF materials from this version onwards. These materials are intended only for testing and are incompatible with the Ultimaker 2+
  • Max resolution aggressiveness. Fixed an issue where the maximum resolution setting removed more vertices than necessary
  • Gyroid connected infill. Improved gyroid infill to stop very small (< 10 uM) line segments being created when the gyroid infill lines are connected, increasing print consistency and reliability. smartavionics
  • Zero insets combing fix. Improved combing moves over thin model areas. smartavionics
  • Text exceeding boundaries. Fixed an issue where the printer selector panel text would exceed the boundaries of popups in languages other than English
  • Duplicate print profile names. Removed the ability to create print profiles with duplicate names in the print profile manager. Print profiles with equal names would eventually lead to crashes or undefined behavior
  • MacOS save path. Fixed an issue where the application would not remember the previous save path after saving again in the same session
  • Slow running for OSX. Older machines running Mac OS X don't always support OpenGL 4.0+. For better performance, the software can now detect if a machine doesn’t support it, and use OpenGL 2.0 instead. fieldOfview
  • Crash when moving support eraser. Fixed an issue where the application would crash when selecting the support eraser tool
  • Z-seam placement. Fixed an issue where Z seams didn’t snap to the sharpest corner
  • Glitches in vertical surfaces. Fixed issues where prints would have imperfections and on vertical surfaces

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