Printing in Ultimaker Cura from the Digital Library

Ultimaker Cura 4.9

Seamless and efficient with Digital Library integration

News

Ultimaker Cura 4.9 is here! Download it now to experience print slicing at its most seamless, thanks to new workflow integration with the Digital Library in Ultimaker Digital Factory – which is now available for any Ultimaker Digital Factory user with an Ultimaker 3D printer.

Additionally, you’ll enjoy more than 80 bug fixes and feature improvements, including several to print visualization to assist you in achieving first-time right results.

Take a tour of the updates in under 2 minutes with this Ultimaker Cura 4.9 video overview.

Ultimaker Cura 4.9 new features video
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The Digital Library is open for business

We’ve integrated Ultimaker Cura to enable a seamless workflow with the Digital Library in Ultimaker Digital Factory. You can now directly open files from library projects. After preparation, quickly and easily export them back to your Digital Library.

Working on something new? No problem – you can also create a Digital Library project from within Ultimaker Cura itself. That means no more switching software, no more waiting – just making it happen.

Accessing the Digital Library in Ultimaker Cura software
Work your way. Download projects from the Digital Library and export them back...
Ultimaker Digital Factory on a laptop
...Or print directly from the Digital Library.

In all, Digital Library integration results in a massive workflow boost to Ultimaker Essentials, Ultimaker Professional, and Ultimaker Excellence users – whether you’re printing remotely or collaborating on projects and applications.

Under the microscope

Several new features provide a better, more detailed visual representation of how a model is printed, making it a snap to fine-tune settings and improve first-time right. They include:

  • “Line type” is now the default color scheme. This improves your user experience – as you will no longer have to manually switch to “line type” each time you enter Preview mode

  • An indicator now clearly shows a print’s starting point

  • The Z-seam is now clearly indicated in Preview mode. This ensures that you will know whether the seam will be sufficiently hidden in the end product

Z-seam clearly indicated in print
The 'Z-seam' (shown in white) is a small mark visible on each layer of some prints caused by the extrusion process

Other new features in Ultimaker Cura 4.9 include:

New features

Simplified Ultimaker Cura onboarding. A new sign-in flow makes it easier than ever to get started with Ultimaker Cura – plus feature highlights, so you can immediately check out what’s new!

Weight estimation in decimals. This provides a more detailed idea of the amount of material used – which is especially useful for smaller prints.

18 printer definitions added for third-party printers. This makes Ultimaker Cura more accessible to community users.

More accurate weight estimations in Ultimaker Cura
See more accurate material weight estimations with decimal places

Bug fixes

The following bug fixes are available in Ultimaker Cura 4.9:

“Connect top/bottom polygons” setting. We have fixed a bug in which this setting was unintentionally hidden when initial layer bottom layers are set to “concentric”.

Ultimaker Cura sub-model slicing. We have fixed a bug causing Ultmaker Cura not to slice a model if one sub-model of a group was below the build plate

Want more information on new features, bug fixes, and more for Ultimaker Cura 4.9?

Visit our GitHub page for a full overview.

Start printing now

Download Ultimaker Cura 4.9 – or Ultimaker Cura Enterprise 4.9 – today for what we believe is the best slicing experience yet. Have an idea or a comment? Be sure to let us know on our community of 3D printing experts, where you can offer questions, feedback, or suggestions directly to our development team.

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