Installing Cura

For the Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2 Extended+, we recommend our free slicer software Cura to prepare your 3D print files. Cura can accurately convert 3D models into 3D print files and preview the objects you want to print.

System requirements

Accepted platforms

  • Windows Vista or higher (64 bit)

    Note: For Windows 32 bit is supported until Cura 2.3.

  • Mac OSX 10.7 or higher (64 bit)
  • Linux Ubuntu 14.04, Fedora 23, OpenSuse 13.2, ArchLinux or higher (64 bit)

System requirements

  • OpenGL 2 compatible graphics chip
  • Intel Core 2 or AMD Athlon 64 or newer
  • At least 4Gb of RAM (8Gb or more is recommended)

Compatible file types

  • STL (most common file format for 3D printing)
  • OBJ
  • 3MF


The Cura software can be found here. After downloading, open the installer and run the installation wizard to complete the installation. When opening Cura for the first time, you will be asked to select your 3D printer, the Ultimaker 2+ or Ultimaker 2 Extended+. No other configuration is required and you can directly start using Cura.

Cura installation