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Cura is a "slicing" software that sets the options for a 3d printer to follow and then creates detailed instructions for the printer by creating a "[[g-code]]" file.  This file can be saved to a small memory and transferred to the printer.
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[[File:LulzBotCuraScreenshot.PNG|250px|thumb|right|Example of a 3D print plated for the [[LulzBot TAZ 5]] in the LulzBot version of Cura]]
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Cura is a [[slicing software]] that sets the options for a [[3d printer]] to follow and then creates detailed instructions for the printer by creating a [[g-code]] file.  This file can be saved to an [[SD card]] and transferred to the printer.
  
 
Cura allows you to arrange, orient, and re-size your design file before printing.  It also has option to automatically calculate things such as the top- and bottom-layer thickness and how much in-fill your printed object needs.
 
Cura allows you to arrange, orient, and re-size your design file before printing.  It also has option to automatically calculate things such as the top- and bottom-layer thickness and how much in-fill your printed object needs.
  
Note that Cura is not software that can be used to design a model, it is basically a program that takes a final design and translates it into the printer's language.
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Note that Cura is not software that can be used to design a model, it is simply a program that takes a final 3d design and translates it into the printer's language. For designing 3d objects, look into using [[AutoDesk Fusion 360]] or [[Solidworks]].
  
For more information on Cura, please see the [https://ultimaker.com/en/support/view/248-cura-manual online instruction manual].  
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==Availability==
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Cura is [[open source]] software.  Anyone can download and install it for free on their personal computer.  We recommend the version produced by Lulzbot, maker of the TAZ 3d printer. It works with both the TAZ 5's and our Ultimaker 2, and is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  
Cura is open-source software, you can download and install it for free at https://ultimaker.com/en/products/software.
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Ultimaker 2 install link: https://ultimaker.com/en/products/cura-software
  
==Notes==
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LulzBot Taz 5 install Link: https://www.lulzbot.com/cura
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==Getting Started==
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For more information on Cura, please see this downloadable pdf from Lulzbot [http://devel.lulzbot.com/mini/software/cura/documentation/Manual.pdf]
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For information regarding setting up Cura for each of the 3D printers in the MakerSpace, refer to the pages for each of the printers:
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*[[Ultimaker 2]]
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*[[LulzBot TAZ 5]]
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*[[FlexyDually Extruder TAZ 5]]
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==Other Resources==
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https://ultimaker.com/en/support

Latest revision as of 09:57, 21 December 2016

Example of a 3D print plated for the LulzBot TAZ 5 in the LulzBot version of Cura

Cura is a slicing software that sets the options for a 3d printer to follow and then creates detailed instructions for the printer by creating a g-code file. This file can be saved to an SD card and transferred to the printer.

Cura allows you to arrange, orient, and re-size your design file before printing. It also has option to automatically calculate things such as the top- and bottom-layer thickness and how much in-fill your printed object needs.

Note that Cura is not software that can be used to design a model, it is simply a program that takes a final 3d design and translates it into the printer's language. For designing 3d objects, look into using AutoDesk Fusion 360 or Solidworks.

Availability

Cura is open source software. Anyone can download and install it for free on their personal computer. We recommend the version produced by Lulzbot, maker of the TAZ 3d printer. It works with both the TAZ 5's and our Ultimaker 2, and is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Ultimaker 2 install link: https://ultimaker.com/en/products/cura-software

LulzBot Taz 5 install Link: https://www.lulzbot.com/cura

Getting Started

For more information on Cura, please see this downloadable pdf from Lulzbot [1]

For information regarding setting up Cura for each of the 3D printers in the MakerSpace, refer to the pages for each of the printers:

Other Resources

https://ultimaker.com/en/support