Installing Cura and Cura Engine


#1

Hi
I have downloaded the Cura and CuraEngine source from GitHub,
however I have no idea how to install them.

Are there instructions I can follow for their installation?
Thanks in advance.
Michael B.


#2

I don't think you need to compile from source. I don't know what the links
here give you:
https://ultimaker.com/en/products/cura-software/list
But I would anticipate an installer or a .deb

But as far as I can see Cura (and the engine) should be available from the
Synaptic package manager.


#3

Since you are asking about CuraEngine precisely, I wonder if you are asking because you want to use OctoPrint's Cura Plugin to slice through OctoPrint? If so the current CuraEngine versions won't work. You'll need 15.04 instead.

A guide on building that can be found in the docs.


#4

Yes, that is what I require. Thank you Gina.
I'll be compiling the Cura Engine on Knoppix 8.1.
The instructions are for Rasbian on pi. There are 2 sets of instructions.
Which is more appropriate for Knoppix? Should I attempt both?
Michael B.


#5

Thanks Gina I now have Cura Engine sorted out


#6

It would be wonderful if you could share how, because then anyone else running into the same problem can find the solution here :wink:


#7

Thank you Gina.
I simply followed the instructions as per the link you provided.
The first set of Rasbian instructions worked on Knoppix 8.1
I then move CuraEngine executable into /usr/bin and pointed OctoPrint to it.
Michael B.
P.S
I'm just starting to think I could have made things so much easier for myself if I had just
used the Banana Pi Pro I have sitting on the shelf instead of a laptop with Knoppix 8.1


#8

It's better to slice with an updated slicer...then upload the gcode to the octoprint server...
At least that's how I do my printers...slice on my 8 core computer with the newest Cura 3.2.1 and its fast fast, then drag the saved gcode file into the octoprint web interface...click load and print...done


#9

It's even easier if you install the Octoprint plug-in for Cura. Then your
"Save to File" button becomes a "Print with OctoPrint" button.


#10

Hi Andy
Good in theory, but Knoppix 8.1 does not seem to like Cura.
Synaptic pm red flags it and does not want to install it.
Michael B.