How to open (multiple) models in Ultimaker Cura

Ultimaker Cura allows loading 3D models of various file types in different ways. Project files containing 3D models can also be loaded easily.

Tip: The shortcut to open file in Ultimaker Cura is 'CTRL + O'  for Windows or 'CMD + O' for Mac.

Open files with the menu

  • Open file button
    Click the 'open file' button in the top left corner of the stage menu in Ultimaker Cura.
  • Open file menu
    Click 'File > Open File(s)...' from the Ultimaker Cura menu in the top left corner of the screen.

The file browser of your operating system opens. Select the 3D model you would like to load and click 'open'.

Tip: Select multiple models using CTRL/CMD or Shift (depending on your operating system) and click 'open'.

Open most recent files

Click 'File > Open Recent' from the Ultimaker Cura menu in the top left corner to quickly load any recently loaded files.

Note: Ultimaker Cura project files (.3mf) contain 3D models that can be loaded without opening the complete project file.

Supported file types

An overview of Ultimaker Cura supported file types.


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