Ultimaker Cura 4.1

Innovate with Ultimaker Cura 4.1

  • Written by Matt Jani
    May 28, 2019
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    / News

Starting today, 3D printing professionals all over the world can take advantage of the latest version of Ultimaker Cura. This new and improved print preparation software packs a powerful 3D slicing engine into a simple, intuitive interface, with cloud connectivity, expert-configured print profiles for advanced 3D printing materials, multi-language support, and much more.

In this update, we’ve focused on improving existing tools, and we’ve added some new features so that you can slice your 3D prints with ease and flexibility, without compromising on performance. Download for free on Windows, Mac, or Linux, and take maximum control of your 3D printing workflow.

Usability

Draggable panels. Position settings panels anywhere in the 3D viewer, so you can tweak settings at your convenience, without having to adjust the camera angle. Double click the header of a panel to restore it to its default position.

Draggable panels
Position settings panels anywhere in the 3D viewer

New onboarding flow. A brand-new install of Ultimaker Cura will greet you with a brand-new onboarding flow, with a look and feel more in line with the interface. These onboarding steps help you to add 3D printers, adjust basic settings, and also help you take advantage of Ultimaker Cloud features.

New onboarding flow
A brand-new install of Ultimaker Cura will greet you with a brand-new onboarding flow

Material guidelines. Conveniently access all the information you need to maximize print quality. A clickable icon will appear next to your selected material, which guides you to detailed online information.

Slicing engine

Brims for prime towers. Prime towers are a great way to prevent separate materials mixing when using dual extrusion. Now you can add a brim to your prime tower – even when your model isn’t using adhesion. With more adhesion to the build plate, your prime tower will remain strong and stable for the entire print duration.

Prime tower brim
Add a brim to your prime tower – even when your model isn’t using adhesion

Gyroid support. There’s a new support pattern available – gyroid support, which was developed by Smartavionics. This pattern is liquid-permeable, so it will dissolve faster with water-soluble material due to the pattern’s material efficiency. If using Ultimaker Breakway or other support material that’s not water-soluble, it’s also easier to grip when removing.

Gyroid support
Gyroid support is liquid-permeable, so it will dissolve faster with water-soluble material

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.

Ultimaker Cloud dashboard
Manage an expanding range of cloud-based tools

Ultimaker Marketplace

Material purchase links. Print profiles for third-party materials in the Ultimaker Marketplace display a direct link to a material supplier, so you can easily purchase the materials you need.

Badge 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 take action.

Badge notifications in the Ultimaker Marketplace
Badge notifications in the Ultimaker Marketplace help you keep packages updated

Download for free

Discover these features and much more by downloading today. We’re continuously improving our software to meet the needs of millions of 3D printing professionals all over the world, so let us know what you think in the Ultimaker Community and help us to perfect upcoming releases.

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