After considerable development, Ultimaker is very excited to announce that the latest, improved version of Cura is now available. Read on to find out what to expect from Cura 2.4.

Major improvements

The latest version of Cura has been updated, and now performs even better than ever. Here are the key improvements you need to know about.

Project saving / opening. Cura 2.4 now lets you save your build plate configuration, which includes all your active machine’s meshes and settings too. Even more conveniently, when you reopen your project file, you’ll see that all build plate configurations and settings are exactly as you left them when you last saved the project.

Search Settings. Need to tweak a setting in a hurry? It’s now easy to search custom settings via the side panel.

Editing start / end g-code. If you need to alter the start and end g-code settings for your single-extrusion machines, the new Cura 2.4 lets you do just that.

Multiply object function. We know that duplicating an object multiple times can be a hassle, so we’ve made life easier for you. Simply right-click an object, and you can multiply it by a variable amount.

Single-extrusion prints. Your Ultimaker 3 dual-extrusion printer now lets you do single-extrusion prints within a larger printable area.

Streaming printer monitor view. Selected camera snapshots don’t really tell you much about how your print project is progressing. Now, you’ll be able to follow every second of your 3D print (if you want to), using the live streaming function. It’s an effective way to minimize errors while printing.

Slicing disabled? Now you’ll know why. It’s a bit frustrating when your slicing is blocked by settings with error values, but you don’t know which settings to change to make things right again. Now, a message will appear, clearly outlining what needs to be done to get your print back on track.

Ultimaker 3 printing profiles. The initial and final printing temperatures reduce oozing during PLA/PLA, PLA/PVA and Nylon/PVA prints. This means printing a prime tower is now optional (except for CPE and ABS, which we’re working on). The new Ultimaker 3 printing profiles boost reliability and reduce print time.

Initial layer printing temperature. We’ve fine-tuned the initial and final printing temperatures, to achieve a higher quality end-result.

Material printing temperature. The material printing temperature (in the material profiles) is now the same as the printing temperature for the Normal Quality profile.

Improved PLA/PVA layer adhesion. It’s important to get good layer adhesion between the PVA and PLA. That’s why we’ve now optimized the PVA jerk and acceleration.

Nylon – default build plate adhesion type. We’ve now changed the default build plate adhesion type for Nylon prints – from raft to brim.

Support Interface Thickness. To reduce printing time, we’ve changed the Support Roof Thickness to 0.8mm, and slightly decreased the PVA support infill.

Ultimaker 2+ PC prints. The raft settings for the 0.25mm and 0.4mm nozzles have been adjusted in the polycarbonate profiles – which means less warping and better print results.


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