December 3, 2021
How to install Cura 4 on Ubuntu 20.04

How To Install Cura 4.11 On Ubuntu 20.04

On this article we will learn how to install Ultimaker Cura version 4.11 (the last stable until now). on Ubuntu 20.04 Workstation

Introduction

If our work is related to 3D printing, then we need a variety of software that supports the job. In addition to modeling software, we also need a slicer application that can map object files into a file that can be understood by a 3D printer. Cura is an open source slicing application for 3D printers. It was created by David Brahm who was later employed by Ultimaker, a 3D printer manufacturing company, to maintain the software. Ultimaker Cura is the world’s most popular 3D printing software. Cura is available under LGPLv3 license. On this article, we will learn how to install Cura 4.11 on Linux Ubuntu 20.04 Workstation.

Cura 4.11 New Features

Complete UI refresh
Look around and you will notice that we have refreshed over 100 icons throughout Ultimaker Cura. The new icons are designed for clarity – resulting in a simpler and more informative slicing experience. Also, when scaling the Ultimaker Cura window, the UI will adapt, resulting in less visual clutter.

Improved digital library integration
Collaborative workflows using the Digital Library are now simpler. Every user with a cloud-connected Ultimaker 3D printer can access stored projects. And we have added a “Search” function to make finding files easier.

Smooth top-surfaces with monotonic top/bottom orders
The new Monotonic top/bottom order setting enables users to print parts with smoother top surfaces. This is especially useful for parts that need good aesthetics, such as visual prototypes. Or for parts that benefit from smooth surfaces, such as those that contact-sensitive components.

Cura 4.11 Installation On Ubuntu 20.04

Installing Cura Using Snap

Installing Ultimaker Cura 4.11, we will use Snap. Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully. For Ubuntu 16.04 and later, Snap is already installed and ready to go. The installation will be as follow :

  1. Update System
  2. Install Cura Slicer

Update System

By updating our Ubuntu system, it will refresh the local list of available packages software to the newer stable version. o update Ubuntu 20.04 LTS repositories, we will use the command line:

$ sudo apt update

Install Cura 4.11 Slicer

Since Ultimaker Cura slicer software is included on snap, so we will install it by using snapd, by typing command line :

sudo snap install cura-slicer
Install Cura 4.11 with snap on Ubuntu 20.04
Install Cura 4.11 with snap on Ubuntu 20.04

The Cura version 4.11 has been installed on our Ubuntu 20.04 workstation.

Install Ultimaker Cura 4.11 Using Ubuntu Software Manager

for those of you who are familiar with installation using a GUI, then Cura can also be installed through the Ubuntu software manager. Here are the steps.

  1. Find Cura Software using Ubuntu Software Manager
Ubuntu Software Manager | Find Ultimaker Cura
Ubuntu Software Manager | Find Ultimaker Cura

2. Click ‘Install’ Butto on the left side of Cura Instalaltion Dialog Box

Click Install Button
Click Install Button

3. Cura 4.11 installation is being run, wait until completed

Cura 4.11 installation on progress
Cura 4.11 installation on progress

To run Cura 4.11, we can fine it on Ubuntu ‘Show Applications’ task, then type ‘cura’.

An example to slice a 3D text design
An example to slice a 3D text design

Conclusion

We have shown you how to install Ultimaker Cura version 4.11 software on Ubuntu 20.04 Workstation. I hope that this article is useful for those of you who need it. Detail information about Ulimaker Cura 4.11, can be found on its official website.

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