CuraEngine(1) STL to GCODE converter


CuraEngine [-h] [-v] [-m 3x3matrix] [-s settingkey=value] -o <output.gcode> <model.stl>


CuraEngine is a commandline tool for converting 3-D models to toolpaths used by 3-D printers, in particular RepRap and derivatives. It is meant to be used by the cura(1) gui, but can be used without it.

It does not support the use of a configuration file; all settings must be specified on the commandline.

If not output file is specified, the standard output is used.

All settings are integer values, except for startCode and endCode, which are strings. Note that they should usually contain newlines; make sure to use proper escaping to avoid the shell from parsing them.

The units that are used are:

Lengths are in micrometers.
Speeds are in millimeters per second.
Angles are in degrees.
Times are in seconds.

The following integer settings can be specified:

coolHeadLift, downSkinCount, enableCombing, enableOozeShield, extruderOffset[1].X, extruderOffset[1].Y, extruderOffset[2].X, extruderOffset[2].Y, extruderOffset[3].X, extruderOffset[3].Y, extrusionWidth, fanFullOnLayerNr, fanSpeedMax, fanSpeedMin, filamentDiameter, filamentFlow, fixHorrible, gcodeFlavor, infillOverlap, infillSpeed, initialLayerSpeed, initialLayerThickness, initialSpeedupLayers, insetCount, layerThickness, minimalExtrusionBeforeRetraction, minimalFeedrate, minimalLayerTime, moveSpeed, multiVolumeOverlap, objectPosition.X, posx, objectPosition.Y, posy, objectSink, printSpeed, raftBaseLinewidth, raftBaseThickness, raftInterfaceLinewidth, raftInterfaceThickness, raftLineSpacing, raftMargin, retractionAmount, retractionAmountExtruderSwitch, retractionMinimalDistance, retractionSpeed, skirtDistance, skirtLineCount, skirtMinLength, sparseInfillLineDistance, spiralizeMode, supportAngle, supportEverywhere, supportExtruder, supportLineDistance, supportXYDistance, supportZDistance, upSkinCount, wipeTowerSize.


CuraEngine was written by Daid. This manual page was written by Bas Wijnen <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).