Preface:

The following instructions are made for the SolidWorks plugin. But the same instructions are also valid for other plugins.


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How to install via plugin browser (Cura 3.3)

  • (Coming soon!)

How to install via plugin browser (common guide for Cura < 3.3)

  • Open Cura and open the plugin browser from the menu: (since 2.7)

 

Screenshot of extensions menu

 

  • Look for “SolidWorks Integration” and click on the “Install” button.

 

Screenshot of plugin browser

 

NOTE: This is how it should look like when the plugin has been correctly installed.

  • Restart Cura
  • Open a part file, assembly and/or drawing file of your choice. You should be able to find both file types being supported in the open file dialog:

 

Screenshot of supported files

 

  • (optional) If you can’t open any SolidWorks file, then you probably don’t have SolidWorks installed. To be sure that the plugin is really installed, there is another double check you can make:

 

Screenshot of supported files

 


How to install using a plugin package, eg. *.curaplugin or *.umplugin-file

  • Download the plugin from the website
  • Open Cura and open the plugins overview by clicking on “Installed plugins… the menu.

  • Click on the “Install new plugin” button and choose the plugin package file, you downloaded before.

  • After doing that, a dialog should appear, which confirms a successful installation and you will need to restart Cura.
  • Well done! You can enjoy using your plugin!

How to install via git (bleeding edge)

 

Screenshot of clone with Github Desktop

 

  • Open Cura and open the plugin browser from the menu: (since 2.7)

 

Screenshot of open with Github Desktop

 

  1. Open Cura and open the plugin browser from the menu: (since 2.7)

 

Screenshot of clone dialog

 

  1. Open Cura and open the plugin browser from the menu: (since 2.7)

 

Screenshot of switch branches and sync