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Once your model is arranged in the best orientation for printing, you can move onto the printer settings. The first setting will be the profile. The profile of a print will determine the general specifications, with the most notable change in the layer height. The profile drop-down is located in the top right corner of Cura. This drop-down will show the available profiles, which will be something along the lines of high detail, standard, and high speed.

the upper right menu in Cura. profile is the third item down and has its own dropdown menu.

Select a profile that best matches what you are expecting from your print. For instance, if I am printing an intricate figure I would probably want to select high detail, whereas if I am printing a simple shape that I need within the hour, high speed might be the best option. If you don’t know what profile to choose, select standard.

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