Start a print

Print with Cura Connect

The Ultimaker S5 offers the possibility to print over a network, either via Wi-Fi or Ethernet. This can be done with Cura Connect in Ultimaker Cura when your Ultimaker S5 and computer are connected to the same network.

To start a print via Cura Connect:

  1. Connect your Ultimaker S5 to a network (if not done yet) via Wi-Fi or Ethernet:
  2. Enable Wi-Fi or Ethernet in the network menu.
  3. In Ultimaker Cura go to Settings > Printers > Manage printers.
  4. Click on the Connect via network button.
  5. Select your Ultimaker from the list of printers that are shown and click Connect.  This printer is now the group host.
  6. Slice your 3D model in Ultimaker Cura.
  7. Press Print over network to start the print.

✔ Tip: Once the print is running you can monitor it by opening the Monitor tab at the top of the screen in Ultimaker Cura or using the Ultimaker app. This allows you to view the progress of your prints and to control your Ultimaker S5(s) at a distance.

✔ Tip: When sending multiple print jobs, Cura Connect will automatically add them to a queue.

View the Cura Connect manual for a more elaborate description of all features.

Cura Connect

Print with USB

When it is not possible to print via a network, 3D print files can still be transferred to your Ultimaker S5 with a USB stick.

  • Place the USB stick in your computer.
  • Slice your 3D model in Ultimaker Cura. Ensure that the material, print core and build plate configuration in Ultimaker Cura matches the configuration on your Ultimaker S5.
  • Save the print file to the USB stick (GCODE, GCODE.gz or UFP) using the Save to removable drive button.
  • Eject the USB stick in Ultimaker Cura and remove it from your computer.
  • Place the USB stick in the USB port on Ultimaker S5.
  • Go to the Status overview menu and select the file you want to print.

Print via USB