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  1. WARNING: Current profiles were tested on the Cura 4.0.0 & 4.1.0 and may not work on the previous versions as there are new config files introduced. See section Obsolete manuals for older versions.
    • WARNING: Current profiles were tested on the Cura 4.0.0 & 4.1.0 and may not work on the previous versions as there are new config files introduced. See section Obsolete manuals for older versions.

    • The following guide will help you import and activate custom profiles tweaked by Josef Prusa for your Original Prusa i3 printer.

    • This guide is valid both for Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS. There are some small differences in the setup, pay attention to the instructions ;)

    • Important: latest profiles include settings for generic PLA, ABS, PETG as well as Prusament.

    • Supported printers:

    • Original Prusa i3 MK3S and MK3

    • Original Prusa i3 MK2.5S, MK2.5 and MK2S

    • Click here to download the Cura package

  2. The package includes several subfolders, which must be imported (or copied) into the Cura. Note you have to use correct version of the settings! Folder 01_Cura_printer_definitons includes profiles for the printers with dimensions, speeds and other parameters.
    • The package includes several subfolders, which must be imported (or copied) into the Cura. Note you have to use correct version of the settings!

    • Folder 01_Cura_printer_definitons includes profiles for the printers with dimensions, speeds and other parameters.

    • Folder 02_Cura_printer_extruders additional parameters for the printer, specifically for the extruder properties (new in Cura 3.5.1).

    • Folder 03_Cura_meshes includes platforms (heatbeds), which are just for the visual effect, though it is good to know, where your object will be printed on the heatbed.

    • Folder 04_Cura_layerheight_profiles includes settings for various layer heights (print quality).

    • Folder 05_Cura_Prusa_materials includes materials, which should be imported because default Cura material values differ from what is recommended for Prusa filaments.

    • File Readme.txt summarises changes to this package.

  3. By default Cura list of printers does not include Original Prusa i3 models. Let's fix it ;) First, save your work and close the Cura software.
    • By default Cura list of printers does not include Original Prusa i3 models. Let's fix it ;) First, save your work and close the Cura software.

    • Open the unzipped package and go to the folder: 01_Cura_printer_definitions

    • Apple macOS: in a second window head to /Users/YOURUSERNAME/Library/Application Support/cura/4.x/definitions

    • MS Windows: in a second window head to C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 4.x\resources\definitions

    • On Mac open the Finder, press "Command+Shift+G" and enter "~/Library" (without quotes)

    • The path can slightly differ, for example, if you have a different version of Cura installed. Also on macOS the "Library" folder is hidden.

    • Copy the file(s) "...def.json" from the package to the Cura folder.

    Linux user directory is ~/.local/share/cura/VERSION

    Thomas A - Reply

  4. Open the unzipped package and go to the folder: 02_Cura_printer_extruders
    • Open the unzipped package and go to the folder: 02_Cura_printer_extruders

    • Apple macOS: in a second window head to /Users/YOURUSERNAME/Library/Application Support/cura/4.x/extruders

    • MS Windows: in a second window head to C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 4.x\resources\extruders

    • The path can slightly differ, for example, if you have a different version of Cura installed. Also on macOS this folder is hidden.

    • Copy the file(s) "...def.json" from the package to the Cura folder.

  5. In the unzipped package open the folder: 03_Cura_meshes Apple macOS: right-click on the Cura icon, from the context menu select "Show package contents", then open folders in following sequence Contents->Resources->resources->meshes
    • In the unzipped package open the folder: 03_Cura_meshes

    • Apple macOS: right-click on the Cura icon, from the context menu select "Show package contents", then open folders in following sequence Contents->Resources->resources->meshes

    • MS Windows: in a second window head to C:\Program Files\Ultimaker Cura 4.x\resources\meshes

    • The path can slightly differ, for example, if you have a different version of Cura installed.

    • Copy the file(s) "...platform.stl" from the package to the Cura folder.

  6. From now on the steps are the same both for MS Windows and Apple macOS.
    • From now on the steps are the same both for MS Windows and Apple macOS.

    • Now, open the Cura software

    • In case you run the software for the first time, you will be asked to Add a printer, in the list click on Other and select yours.

    • Use only profiles named "Original Prusa i3...", those are developed and tested by our company. If the printer name is missing the "Original" in its name, then it is from different manufacturer.

    • In case you are already working with Cura, go to Settings -> Printer -> Add printer and select yours.

    • Cura allows you to add one printer at a time. If you want to add more printers repeat this step.

    “Original Prusa i3 MK3/MK3S” does not show under “Other” for me. I followed all instructions correctly and even tried a fresh install and tried again with same result.

    Joshua McKinney - Reply

    Hi Joshua, are on Mac or Windows? Which version? Can you send screenshots? You can use our forum for it:

    https://shop.prusa3d.com/forum/general-d...

    Jakub Dolezal -

    Doesnt show up for me either, windows using cura 4.0.

    Mozz - Reply

    Hi Mozz, could you please let us know more about your problem here?

    https://forum.prusaprinters.org/forum/or...

    Filip M - Official Prusa CS -

    I had a bit of trouble finding my i3 mk2.5S because of the confusing naming scheme Prusa decided to use in the printer listing. You really should make all Prusa printers appear in the P section instead of having them divided between the O and P sections.

    mechaMecha - Reply

    Helo, thanks for your comment, we’ll see what can be done with that.

    Martin L. - Official Prusa CS -

    Hi mechaMecha,

    our printers are called Original Prusa i3 and since we are open source there are clones, which are missing the “Original” in its name. Therefore all the profiles Prusa i3 … are done either by users, or by creators of the given software. Only profiles named “Original Prusa i3” were done officially by our company.

    Jakub Dolezal -

    It will be under Prusa Research now in the Cura “add printer" page

    Brent Johnston - Reply

  7. Go to Settings -> Profile -> Manage Profiles Click on the Profiles and Import. Find the profiles on your drive (folder 04_Cura_layerheight_profiles), select one and open it. Unfortunately, Cura doesn't support multiple profiles import at once.
    • Go to Settings -> Profile -> Manage Profiles

    • Click on the Profiles and Import.

    • Find the profiles on your drive (folder 04_Cura_layerheight_profiles), select one and open it. Unfortunately, Cura doesn't support multiple profiles import at once.

    • Your new profile will appear under the Custom profiles. You can also click on Activate to select it or do it later on the main screen from a drop-down menu by simply selecting the profile.

    • Repeat this step until you import all the profiles you wanted.

    • DON'T CLOSE this window yet, we will use it in the next step.

    Could not import material file:///C:/Users/madva/Downloads/cure profiles prusa/__MACOSX/Cura_OriginalPrusa_Profiles/Cura_4_0_0/MK3S_MK3_cura_profiles/05_Cura_Prusa_materials/._Prusament_PLA.xml.fdm_material: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0xa1 in position 37: invalid start byte. i keep getting this error for all profiles for materials and layerhights. using cura 4.1

    madvann1@gmail.com - Reply

    Hi Madvann,

    I see, please ignore all the _MACOSX files, those are some “remains” if the package was zipped using macOS. However, I just downloaded the package from our site, where these _MACOSX files were removed before uploading the package and I can't see them on Windows. Can you please re-download it again?

    Jakub Dolezal -

  8. Click on the Materials and Import. Find the profiles on your drive (folder 05_Cura_Prusa_materials), select one and open it. Unfortunately, Cura doesn't support multiple profiles import at once.
    • Click on the Materials and Import.

    • Find the profiles on your drive (folder 05_Cura_Prusa_materials), select one and open it. Unfortunately, Cura doesn't support multiple profiles import at once.

    • Your new material will appear in the list named as Prusa Research (e.g. Prusament PLA). You can also click on Activate to select it or do it later on the main screen from a drop-down menu by simply selecting the profile.

    • Repeat this step until you import all the materials you wanted.

  9. Before you slice and print, lets make a final check:
    • Before you slice and print, lets make a final check:

    • Your printer is selected (e.g. Original Prusa i3 MK3S).

    • The desired material is used (e.g. Prusament PLA)

    • Correct custom profile is applied (e.g. 0.2 Fast for MK3S).

    • That is all! Enjoy your printer and happy printing ;)

    • You can discuss your experience and print results on Prusa Research forum.

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I assume this is for 0.4mm nozzle only, do you have support files for 0.25mm and 0.6mm too? especially 0.6mm. Thanks

Andreas - Reply

Hello Andreas,

Unfortunately we do not have these. You can adjust the settings manually or switch to our Slic3r Prusa edition which of course fully supports these nozzle sizes and has plenty of other handy features!

Martin L. - Official Prusa CS -

was forced to use cura due to Slic3r Prusa edition failed to slice an easter egg properly, namely this one with the bunny inside

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:354262...

slicer added weird infills a little bit throughout the inside of the egg shell to the bunny.

Have a look for yourselves.

Cheers,

Andreas

Andreas - Reply

Hi Andreas, that looks to be an error in the model - but I’ll forward it to our Slic3r team to investigate it.

Filip M - Official Prusa CS -

The profiles won’t import. Cura shows the success message but the profiles don’t appear under “custom profiles”.

Found this in the log:

2019-04-24 14:50:24,957 - DEBUG - [MainThread] cura.Settings.CuraContainerRegistry.importProfile [168]: Attempting to import profile C:/Users/nogas/Downloads/Cura_OriginalPrusa_Profiles/Cura_OriginalPrusa_Profiles/Cura_4_0_0/MK3S_MK3_cura_profiles/04_Cura_layerheight_profiles/MK3S_MK3_0.1_Detail.curaprofile

2019-04-24 14:50:24,973 - WARNING - [MainThread] cura.Settings.CuraContainerRegistry.addContainer [63]: Instance container original_prusa_i3_mk3s_mk3_mk3s_mk3_0.1_detail is outdated. Its setting version is 6 but it should be 5.

2019-04-24 14:50:24,981 - WARNING - [MainThread] cura.Settings.CuraContainerRegistry.addContainer [63]: Instance container original_prusa_i3_mk3s_mk3_extruder_0_mk3s_mk3_0.1_detail is outdated. Its setting version is 6 but it should be 5.

Noga - Reply

Hi Noga,

thanks for the feedback, which version of Cura and Windows are you using?

Jakub Dolezal -

Hi Jakub, I am having the same problem with profiles not showing, I am using Cura 4.0.0

Steven Hodgson - Reply

Hi Steven,

which version of Windows are you using?

Jakub Dolezal -

I’m seeing this when I add a new mk3 to Cura:

Traceback (most recent call last):

File "/Users/ultimaker/build/4.0/build/inst/lib/python3.5/site-packages/cura/Settings/MachineManager.py", line 398, in addMachine

File "/Users/ultimaker/build/4.0/build/inst/lib/python3.5/site-packages/cura/Settings/CuraStackBuilder.py", line 68, in createMachine

File "/Users/ultimaker/build/4.0/build/inst/lib/python3.5/site-packages/cura/Settings/CuraStackBuilder.py", line 128, in createExtruderStackWithDefaultSetup

IndexError: list index out of range

Paul Bogen - Reply

Hi Paul,

thanks for the feedback, I will test it with our devs.

Jakub Dolezal -

I have done this, but Prusa says the file produced is incomplete. Also, it does not seem to respect the bed temperature setting.

Pavel Radzivilovsky - Reply

Hi Pavel, can you please provide more info? What model and settings are you using? I will try to simulate it.

Jakub Dolezal -

How do I do this for an AppImage on Linux?

Andrew Clow - Reply

Hi Andrew,

I'm not familiar with the appimage on Linux, I suggest trying the forum of your distro. In case you won't find info there, we can try it together, but I can't promise any results :)

Jakub Dolezal -

Adding the mesh into

Library/Application Support/cura/4.1/meshes instead of modifying the .app bundle works as well you just have to create the folder

Arne Schwabe - Reply

Hi Arne, thanks for the tip ;)

Jakub Dolezal -

are these still valid for cura 4.2.1?

ben myers - Reply

Hello, yes they should be still valid.

Martin L. - Official Prusa CS -

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