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Cura

Cura is the recommended slicing software for. Starting from Cura 3.5.1, Moai users can run the standard version of Cura available from Ultimaker. Here is the link to the files. PC and Mac are both available. PC Install Guide and Mac Install Guide. The default profile in Cura 3.5.1 is incorrect, make sure you download from Moai GitHub

Installation

PC Version

  1. If you previously had Cura installed, you must uninstall and remove the user settings folders ( C:\Users\“UserID”\AppData\Local\cura and C:\Users\“UserID”\AppData\Roaming\cura) before installing the new version
  2. Download Cura 3.5.1 Windows x64 and install it.
  3. Select Peopoly Moai as your printer on the first run. It is listed in Other printers.

  1. Now click the Custom button at the top right, but you do not need to change anything.
    • If you don't click Custom you might get confused because the infill settings do not reflect the custom settings. You must always run at 70% infill or higher (what the profiles have already set). Lower infill will cause your models to leak resin (I know this from experience -Ron).
  2. Now download the Cura 3.5.1 profiles from the GitHub and import them into Cura.

Mac Version

  1. Download Cura 3.5.1 for OSX and unpack the zip file
  2. Download the Cura 3.5.1 profiles from the GitHub and import them into Cura.
  3. Once unpacked drag the application over to the “applications” folder in the finder
  4. Launch the application
  5. Select Peopoly Moai as your printer on the first run. It is listed in Other printers.

  1. Navigate to the “manage profiles” option on Cura and browse the mac for the profiles you just downloaded.
  2. Click and open the profile you want to use (you only have to do steps 5 and 6 once per profile then it will be accessible from the profile selection drop menu)
  3. Open the drop menu called Extensions>PostProcessing Menu>modify g-code
  4. Add a Search and Replace script
  5. Check Use Regular Expression and enter \n \r\n
  6. Keep in mind that you have to repeat steps 7-9 every time you relaunch Cura as it resets on close.
  7. Now click the Custom button at the top right, but you do not need to change anything.
    • If you don't click Custom you might get confused because the infill settings do not reflect the custom settings. You must always run at 70% infill or higher (what the profiles have already set). Lower infil will cause your models to leak resin (I know this from experience -Ron).
  8. Cura for mac is now ready for use.

Offical Cura Profiles for Moai from Peopoly

Cura is highly customizable and some users build their own profiles. When you are lost, make sure you check and download the most current profiles from Peopoly GitHub.

Useage

First time of use, please add Peopoly Moai printer from the Other menu.

Load a STL file from File menu

The Labels on Cura platform shows where the print will be in the vat.

Use upper right hand to select profiles such as Fine, Extra Fine and Max Quality.

Use lower right-hand option to slice and save to SD card

Videos

moai/cura.txt · Last modified: 2018/11/29 10:37 by peopoly