Ultimaker's open source 3D printing software solution, Cura, has been updated to version 13.04.  The new release includes bug fixes and some minor additions.

  • Fixed preference window failing to open properly on Mac.
  • Fixed Mac “E steps preference” not being used in actual GCode.
  • Fixed serial port settings not functioning for USB printing on Mac.
  • Fixed bed temperature not working for Mac.
  • Fixed objects turning black in some mirror & rotation uses.
  • Fixed slicing objects with Russian filenames.
  • Fixed saving projects in the project planner.
  • Fixed, dual-extrusion slicing with 2 parts no longer stops at the lowest object.
  • Fixed defaults to full screen.
  • Improved installation on Linux.
  • Added keyboard support to switch layers in slicing viewer.
  • Default profiles (low/mid/high quality) have been tweaked for improved prints.

Cura is developed for the Ultimaker 3D printer, but it can be used with other RepRap-based designs.  It offers printer setup, Marlin firmware updating, model scaling/positioning, configurable slicing, sending the GCode to the printer and other features.  It is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.