Printer monitor

The printer monitor is a powerful tool in Cura to view the status of the connected 3D printer. It shows a lot of information that helps to monitor the 3D printing process precisely.

Printer overview

  • Open the monitor by clicking the monitor tab (1)
  • The status icon (2) indicates the network connection status
  • Click a lsited printer (3) to open 'single printer' information
  • The printer type (4) is shown in the top right corner
  • The name of the connected printer (5)
  • Click 'View print jobs' (6) to open the Cura Connect dashboard in a browser, showing all print jobs
  • Click 'View print jobs' (7) to open the Cura Connect dashboard in a browser, showing all printers

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Single printer monitor

Click on a listed printer to view the single printer monitor. It shows extra information on the current print job along with the camera view.

  • The camera view (1) opens in the center of the screen
  • The 'X' (2) closes the single printer monitor, returning you to the printer overview
  • Print core and material information (3) is shown on the right side, target temperatures are indicated in light grey
  • Build plate information (4), the target temperature is indicated in light grey
  • Detailed print job information (5) shows the job name, printing time and estimated time left
  • Print progress (6) gives an indication of the print progress
  • The print can be paused or aborted (7) remotely

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