Ultimaker unveils Ultimaker Cura 3.0 for CAD apps

Source: Release of new version of slicing software maximizes performance and includes an updated interface

Leading 3D printer manufacturer, Ultimaker has released Ultimaker Cura 3.0, a new version of its slicing software which enhances the performance and accessibility of Ultimaker’s hardware, software, materials and services. Ultimaker Cura 3.0 is open for third-party plugins providing a seamless workflow integration between industry-standard CAD applications.

The key benefits of Ultimaker Cura 3.0 include: (i) CAD integration. Providing seamless workflow integration between industry-standard CAD applications such as SolidWorks and Siemens NX. (ii) Updated UI and UX design. New interface with a cleaner look and feel, a new color scheme, and intuitive sliders to control print settings. (iii) New skin settings. The new skin settings (Skin Removal Width, Skin Expand Distance, Extra Skin Wall Count) result in less strings, better top details, and faster prints. (iv) Faster start-up. Start-up speed has been cut in half. That means less time waiting and more time printing.