Cura for Mac?

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kerog
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Cura for Mac?

Post by kerog » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:43 am

I downloaded the latest version of Cura for the Mac, but the Felix is not one of its listed printers. Does anyone know how to install Cura on the Mac?

markchagers
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Post by markchagers » Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:07 pm

I was also very surprised to find that the cura engine is not available in the Mac version of Repetier-host contrary to what is stated in the user manual. Where can I get the Cura engine and how do I set up Repetier host to use it?

kerog
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Post by kerog » Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:50 pm

Well, you can get Cura for the mac on Ultimaker's web site. You could run it stand-alone copying the settings from the PC version distributed with Rep-Host on the felix web site. I was just too lazy to go through the steps. I have Slic3r, SFACT, and KISSlicer to choose from without Cura, so it hasn't been a huge priority for me. I'm just curious about the differences. If I get around to it, I'll post the files here. I don't know how you go about adding it to Rep-Host, though.

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Post by markchagers » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:55 am

I downloaded the Cura software (the application).
I was able to connect to the printer (felixprinter 3.0) from Cura
I had to define a custom printer first, for which I copied the settings from the Felix manual and the default settings in Rep-host.
It looks like a nice program with a friendly interface. However when I tried to print something, I was unable to feed the filament into the hot end like you do before starting a print in Rep-host. So I gave up on Cura for now, and went back to Rep-host.

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