There are many different slicing software for working with 3D models so that they can be printed on a 3D printer. One of the most popular is Cura, however, Linux is not so commonly used. So, today I will explain whether Cura works on Linux.\n\n\n\nCura does work on Linux. There is a Cura download file available from the official Cura website. On the home page, you can select to download the install file for Cura for either Windows, Mac, or Linux. It requires a 64 bit Linux operating system but works on virtually all Linux operating systems.\n\n\n\nThe download file has the extension .appImage, which many people aren\u2019t familiar with. So, below I will explain how to install Cura using the official Cura download file, as well as, the minimum system requirements to run Cura, and whether it can run on Ubuntu.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nHow To Run Ultimaker Cura on Linux\n\n\n\nBefore explaining step by step how to install I first need to cover the system requirements. Cura will run on any Linux operating system that is 64-bit. If you\u2019re unsure if you have a 64-bit version of Linux you can use some simple commands in the terminal to find out.\n\n\n\nThe terminal can be accessed in a few ways depending on your operating system. The easiest way to is press these keyboard buttons all at the same time Ctrl, Alt, T. There is also an application button on most Linux operating systems on the bottom left.\n\n\n\n When you open it, it has a search feature, and you simply type in 'terminal' to open it. Once you have the terminal open here\u2019s a video that shows the commands to see if you have a 64-bit version of Linux on your computer:\n\n\n\n\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=KxtaK5-ZfNo&ab_channel=TeeVee\n\n\n\n\nThere is also another command which will tell you if you can install a 64-bit version of Linux on your computer. This is:\n\n\n\niscpu\n\n\n\nType that into the terminal press enter and a list of info will display. The second row will say \u2018CPU op-mode(s):\u2019 next to it, it will say either 32-bit or 32-bit, 64-bit. If it has only 32-bit then your processor cannot install a 64-bit version of Linux. However, if it says 32-bit, 64-bit it can run both a 32-bit operating system and a 64-bit operating system.\n\n\n\nIf you\u2019re running a 32-bit version of Linux and your processor can handle a 64-bit operating system then you should install a 64-bit version of Linux. One of the most highly recommended by computer experts is Linux Mint. But, any 64-bit Linux operating system will work.\n\n\n\nOn top of that, you need 4GB of RAM. To see how much RAM you have on your computer type the following command into the terminal:\n\n\n\nsudo demidecode --type 17\n\n\n\nIt\u2019s will display a list of data. One of the lines says \u2018Size: \u2019 followed by a number in megabytes (MB). For example, it might say 4000 MB which is the same as 4GB, or 2000 MB which is the same as 2GB.\n\n\n\nNow that you know whether your computer will run Cura well based on the amount of RAM you have and whether it will run at all\n\n\n\nHow to install the Cura using the official Cura download file\n\n\n\nThe download file for Cura can be accessed on this page of the Cura website. The file is an AppImage which isn\u2019t commonly used. It has the extension .appImage and to open it you first need to right-click on the file and select \u2018Properties\u2019. A new window will open and it has two tabs on the top.\n\n\n\n One says \u2018Basic\u2019 and the other says \u2018Permissions\u2019. Click on the Permissions tab. At the bottom is a check box that says \u2018Allow executing file as a program\u2019. Check this box and then close the window.\n\n\n\nSome Linux operating systems will have a drop-down box for the permissions that allow you to select who can execute it as a program. It has 4 options, nobody, only owner, only owner, and group, or anyone. If you have this drop-down box select \u2018anyone\u2019, or \u2018only owner\u2019. Then select OK, or exit the window.\n\n\n\nAfter that, it changes the file so you can double-click on it to install the Cura and run it. Double click on it and it will install and open Cura.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nCan Cura Run on Ubuntu?\n\n\n\nUbuntu is one of the most popular Linux operating systems, and many other operating systems are built on top of Ubuntu. Cura can be installed on Windows and Mac computers. But, can Cura run on Ubuntu.\n\n\n\nCura can run on Ubuntu. There is an install file for Ubuntu on the official Cura website. But, it only runs on a 64-bit version of Ubuntu, and Ubuntu-based operating systems. To run Cura on Ubuntu download the install file from the official Cura website and run it.\n\n\n\nThe file type has the extension .appImage which is an AppImage file that isn\u2019t very common. To run an AppImage file on Linux you first need to edit a setting in the file properties to make it an executable.\n\n\n\nI\u2019ve explained exactly how to do that above under the heading \u2018How to install the Cura using the official Cura download file\u2019. Follow the simple to follow instructions there to install and run it.\n\n\n\nHow Do I Use an AppImage in Linux?\n\n\n\nAn AppImage file is not common, and the chances are you haven\u2019t heard of it before. To use an AppImage file a few settings on the file need to be changed. Here\u2019s how to use an AppImage file on a Linux operating system.\n\n\n\nRight-click on the file, and select properties. Then click on the permissions tab. Under this tab, there is a dropdown menu or a checkbox that controls whether it can be \u2018executed as a program\u2019. Enable it and then close the properties window and double-click it to run it.\n\n\n\nWhether this option is a dropdown menu or a checkbox depends on what distribution of Linux you are using. It has a check box for \u2018execute as a program\u2019, tick the box by clicking on it. If it has a dropdown menu, select \u2018anyone\u2019. This will change the file so when you double click on it, it will run.\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nRelated Articles\n\n\n\nCreate a Temperature Tower Using Cura - The Easy WayCura ProfilesWhat Is The Best Primer For 3d Prints?Best PLA Glue \u2013 The Answer Inside!What OS Does Cura Run On?Is Cura a CAD Software?\n\n\n\nMake sure you check out our YouTube channel, and if you would like any additional details or have any questions, please leave a comment below. If you liked this article and want to read others click here.