Achieve print success rates with Ultimaker Cura 4.7 beta

The beta of Ultimaker Cura 4.7 has arrived, and with it core improvements including ease-of-use adjustments and integration with the Ultimaker Digital Factory. Ultimaker Cura 4.7 beta will allow you to simplify your print preparation while simultaneously achieving higher success rates.

Add a Cloud printer workflow

You are now able to start printing faster – wherever, whenever – with a seamless and simple setup that enables you to add 3D printers from the Ultimaker Digital Factory.

To add a Cloud printer, open Ultimaker Cura and log in. All printers will be automatically loaded. If you don’t log in, account synchronization can be triggered later via the “Add a Cloud printer button.” A reboot is not needed to install printers.

add a cloud
Add 3D printers from the Cloud to create a seamless, simpler workflow

New features

Other new features in Ultimaker Cura 4.7 beta include:

Improved search. Some settings have very distinct names that are not easy to find or remember. Additionally, setting functions are often associated with these descriptions. Ultimaker Cura 4.7 resolves this issue, with an improved search function that takes setting description into account, lowering the barrier for finding settings.

Ultimaker Cura's search function has been improved

The end result? You can now use Ultimaker Cura’s search function faster, more effectively, and more reliably to find the setting you need to fine-tune your 3D print.

Model error detection. Whenever you load a part that is not manifold – or that contains errors – Ultimaker Cura will automatically issue a warning. Errors in the model are clearly indicated, and an alert appears in a pop-up window. Model error detection (available since Ultimaker Cura 4.6, but not officially announced) decreases the chance for accidental outcomes and improves success rates.

Model error detection allows you to catch and fix errors before starting a print

After the pop-up warning, you can review your models in CAD, then fix any errors before starting your print. Thanks to fieldofview, smartavionics, and bagelorb for their contributions to this feature.

Bug fixes

More than 70 bugs and performance issues have been solved in Ultimaker Cura 4.7 beta, among them:

Support not generated on some parts of model. Fixed an issue in which bottom layers of support were not accurately generated, resulting in missing support material in the 3D printed model.

Upgraded Ultimaker 3 profiles for Ultimaker CPE/CPE+. To boost print performance for the Ultimaker 3, print profiles for Ultimaker CPE and CPE+ materials have been updated.

Cubic Subdivision infill does not move with model. Fixed an issue in which Cubic Subdivision infill didn't move with the model.

Gradual infill overlaps too much with skin. When slicing with the gradual infill option, the infill would sometimes overlap with the skin of the 3D model. This issue has been fixed.

Want more information on new features, bug fixes, and more for Ultimaker Cura 4.7 beta? Visit our the our GitHub page for a full overview.

Give us your feedback

Discover other exciting developments by downloading the Ultimaker Cura 4.7 beta today. Beta releases are all about user feedback, so don’t forget to give us yours on our community of 3D printing experts.

Download the beta

Please note this version of Ultimaker Cura is in the beta phase and still under development. Be sure to use the latest stable release if you’re working on an important project.