When you open up Cura for the first time, you will be asked to select the 3D printer that you have. If you have an Ultimaker 2, Ultimaker 2 Go or Ultimaker 2 Extended no other configuration is required and you can directly start using Cura. For the Ultimaker Original and Ultimaker Original+ you will have to follow the complete “configuration wizard” to do the configuration.

Select your Ultimaker for the correct Cura configuration

Configuration Ultimaker Original and Original+

The configuration wizard for the Ultimaker Original and Ultimaker Original+ will help you calibrating the printer and preparing it for the first use. Basically, it will do the following checks:

  • The communication via USB
  • Heating up the nozzle
  • Checking the limit switches

Checking the limit switches

Furthermore you will be guided through the “bed leveling wizard” in order to properly set the height of the build plate. After setting the correct height you can let the Ultimaker print a square on the build plate to check the calibration.

For a more detailed explanation of the “configuration wizard” you can take a look at the Printer pages.