Mai 292019

Cura sollte mittlerweile jeder kennen, denn der größte teil der Anwender wird mit dieser Slicing Software anfangen, denn die Konkurrenz-Software Simplify 3D kostet Geld und das wollen viele nicht als Neuling ausgeben, was ich auch verstehen kann. Denn erstmal sollte man sich mit den Funktionen vertraut machen und kann dann schauen, ob man sich eine Software kauft, die etwas kostet.

Dazu muss gesagt werden, dass Cura viele Anwender einfach überfordert, da es extrem viele Einstellungen gibt und auch ich selber, steige da noch nicht komplett durch, aber mittlerweile weiß ich, wo ich immer etwas verändern muss. Das macht Simplify3D wieder besser, denn dort sind die ganzen Einstellungen aufgeräumt und auf das wichtigste zusammen gefasst. Naja, wie dem auch sei, denn jeder wird am Ende seinen Favoriten finden mit dem er am besten klar kommt. Ich zum Beispiel benutze beide, so dass ich für den i3 Mega Cura nutze und für den CR-S10 Pro Simplify3D.

Heute war es dann soweit und eine neue Cura Version ist erschienen welche mittlerweile bei 4.1 liegt. Ich habe Euch mal den ganzen Changelog rein kopiert; wenn ich eine deutsche Übersetzung finden sollte, werde ich Euch den Link nachreichen.


Draggable settings panels

There was a lot of feedback from the 4.0 release about the collapsible settings panels. Based on this feedback, we decided to make them completely draggable. The print settings panel (prepare stage) and the color scheme panel (preview stage) can now be dragged and positioned anywhere in the 3D viewer. A double click of the header will reset each to their default position.

Updated onboarding flow.

The onboarding flow on first startup has been updated with a look and feel more in line with the new interface. A series of setup steps will be shown, including Welcome, User agreement, Change log, the option to add a (networked) printer, and the option to sign up/sign in with an Ultimaker account.

Add printer menu.

Various updates in the ‘Add printer menu’. The machine settings menu has been updated in line with the new look and feel of the interface, and it’s now possible to directly add machines from discovered network printers.

Expert settings visibility.

Previously, new settings weren’t displayed in the expert preset even though they were expert-level settings. The latest features (e.g. Prime tower brim) are now included in the expert preset, for easy access.

Experimental print profile indicator.

When an experimental print profile is activated, the settings panel header will now display an „Experimental“ tag.

Printing guidelines.

More information about how to print advanced materials can be quickly and easily accessed via the interface. When a material is chosen in the configuration selector, an icon will appear next to it, which when clicked will direct the user to a ‚Printing Guidelines‘ page specified by the print profile supplier.

Increased rendering speed.

Rendering speed improvements that should be quite noticeable with multiple objects on the build plate.

Layer change script.

This new post-processing script injects custom Gcode on a layer change, so that manual commands can be defined, e.g. park the print head. Contributed by wporter82.

Prime tower brim.

Prime towers might need the extra adhesion of a brim even when the model doesn’t, so an option for a prime tower to print with a brim independently of the model has been added. This setting is available when the adhesion type is set to ‚None‘, ‚Skirt‘ or ‚Brim‘, and the prime tower is enabled. Currently this option doesn’t work with rafts.

Prime tower Gcode comments.

Gcode now contains comments to indicate when a prime tower is printed, like so: {code};TYPE:PRIME-TOWER{code}

Maximum deviation setting.

Previously, the maximum deviation was hard-coded in CuraEngine to be half of the maximum resolution. A new setting has been added that sets the maximum allowed deviation from the original polygon when reducing model resolution. If line segments are shorter than the maximum resolution, they are removed, unless this introduces a deviation greater than the maximum deviation.

Gyroid support.

Smartavionics has contributed a new option for a gyroid support pattern, similar to his gyroid infill contribution. A gyroid pattern is relatively efficient with material, so gyroid patterns permeable to water can dissolve faster. It’s also easier to pull gyroid structures off your model with pliers compared to some other support patterns.

Purchase materials.

The Marketplace now includes a direct link to a site where users can buy specific materials to work with the corresponding print profile. The link is specified by the print profile supplier through the contributor portal.

Marketplace notifications.

When a plugin or print profile in the Marketplace has updates, a badge notification will appear over the Marketplace button and installed packages tab, prompting you to update.

New third-party definitions:

– NWA3D A5. Contributed by DragonJe.

– Anycubic Chiron. Contributed by BluefireXD.

– Alfawise u30. Contributed by NicolasNSSM.

– Cubicon. Contributed by Hyvision.

– Wanhao Duplicator 9. Contributed by matshch.

– Creality 3D-X. Contributed by steverc1572

– Z-Bolt. Contributed by alexkv.

– TiZYX Evy. Contributed by ValentinPitre.

– FLSUN QQ. Contributed by ranfahrer.

– Structur3D Silicone. Contributed by afinkle.

– TiZYX Evy Dual. Contributed by ValentinPitre.

Bug fixes:

– Fixed an issue where the application crashed when opening the Ultimaker Marketplace after being logged in for more than 10 minutes. This was due to an expired token when checking network requests.

– For PLA-PLA support combinations, the horizontal expansion value has changed from 0.2 to 0 by default. This fixes an issue where unnecessary support is generated. The default value for PVA remains the same.

– Fixed an issue where choosing to „Update Existing“ profile during project file loading did not overwrite the current settings with what was in the project file.

– Removed the GFF and CFF materials from this version onwards. These materials are intended only for testing and are incompatible with the Ultimaker 2+

– Fixed an issue where the maximum resolution setting removed more vertices than necessary.

– Improved gyroid infill to stop very small (less than 10 uM) line segments being created when the gyroid infill lines are connected, increasing print consistency and reliability. Contributed by smartavionics

– Previously, disabling build plate adhesion would also disable support brim settings. A support brim can now be enabled independently of build plate adhesion.

– Improved combing moves over thin model areas. Contributed by smartavionics

– Fixed an issue where the printer selector panel text would exceed the boundaries of popups in languages other than English.

– Removed the ability to create print profiles with duplicate names in the print profile manager. Print profiles with the equal names would eventually lead to crashes or undefined behavior.

– Fixed an issue where the application would not remember the previous save path after saving again in the same session.

– Older machines running Mac OS X don’t always support OpenGL 4.0+. For better performance the software can now detect if a machine doesn’t support it, and use OpenGL 2.0 instead. Contributed by fieldOfview.

– Fixed an issue where the application would crash when selecting the support eraser tool.

– Fixed an issue where Z seams didn’t snap to the sharpest corner.

– Fixed issues where prints would have imperfections and on vertical surfaces.

 Posted by on 29. Mai 2019 at 12:06

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