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Compare OpenSCAD and Ultimaker Cura

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side-by-side comparison of OpenSCAD vs. Ultimaker Cura
based on preference data from user reviews. OpenSCAD rates 4.3/5 stars with 30 reviews. By contrast, Ultimaker Cura rates 4.7/5 stars with 27 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
(30)
4.3 out of 5
OpenSCAD
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
(27)
4.7 out of 5
Ultimaker Cura
Star Rating
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
Market Segments
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
Small-Business (56.7% of reviews)
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
Small-Business (40.7% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
No pricing information available
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
No pricing information available

OpenSCAD vs Ultimaker Cura

  • Reviewers felt that Ultimaker Cura meets the needs of their business better than OpenSCAD.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that OpenSCAD is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Ultimaker Cura over OpenSCAD.
Categories
Shared Categories
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
OpenSCAD and Ultimaker Cura are categorized as 3D Printing
Unique Categories
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD is categorized as General-Purpose CAD
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura has no unique categories
Pricing
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD Pricing
Free Trial Unavailable
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura Pricing
Free Trial Unavailable
Ratings
Meets Requirements
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
8.3
Responses: 24
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
9.2
Responses: 26
Ease of Use
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
7.6
Responses: 26
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
9.6
Responses: 26
Ease of Setup
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
Not enough data available
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
Not enough data available
Ease of Admin
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
Not enough data available
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
Not enough data available
Quality of Support
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
8.7
Responses: 18
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
8.1
Responses: 18
Ease of Doing Business With
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
Not enough data available
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
Not enough data available
Product Direction (% positive)
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
6.6
Responses: 24
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
8.2
Responses: 26
Features
File Support
STL Compatible
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
9.3
Responses: 7
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
9.7
Responses: 21
3MF Compatible
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
Not enough data available
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
9.7
Responses: 10
OBJ Compatible
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
9.0
Responses: 5
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
8.7
Responses: 13
File Editing
Mesh Repair
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
Not enough data available
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
6.9
Responses: 7
File Editing
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
8.3
Responses: 6
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
8.3
Responses: 15
Software Integrations
Standalone Slicer
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
Not enough data available
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
9.4
Responses: 18
Inetgrated 3D Modeling
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
8.1
Responses: 7
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
7.5
Responses: 8
Software Type
Cloud-based Platform
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
Not enough data available
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
6.9
Responses: 6
Downloadable Application
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
9.7
Responses: 5
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
10.0
Responses: 12
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of both OpenSCAD and Ultimaker Cura were most often representing companies in the Small-Business segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
56.7%
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
40.7%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
16.7%
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
33.3%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD
26.7%
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura
25.9%
Reviewers' Industry
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD Industry
Entertainment
16.7%
Design
13.3%
Research
6.7%
Higher Education
6.7%
Computer Software
6.7%
Other
50.0%
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura Industry
Education Management
14.8%
Higher Education
11.1%
Arts and Crafts
11.1%
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
7.4%
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
7.4%
Other
48.1%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
OpenSCAD
G
User in Biotechnology

Most of the commands are very easy to remember.

Ultimaker Cura
Jamie M.
Administrator in Events Services

Cura has a super quick learning curve and it is very easy to get started with this program, even if you have not used a 3D slicer before. The ability to add custom materials and printers so easily, as well as the already extensive library, is fantastic. It...

Most Helpful Critical Review
OpenSCAD
GT
Consultant in Telecommunications

Takes a little while to read through all the features, which is sometimes a little painful

Ultimaker Cura
Enoc G.
User in Arts and Crafts

It’s the first slicing software that I have ever used so I don’t really have any complaints. I feel as though I don’t even know what I don’t know!

Discussions
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD Discussions
Monty the Mongoose crying
OpenSCAD has no discussions with answers
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura Discussions
Monty the Mongoose crying
Ultimaker Cura has no discussions with answers
Screenshots
OpenSCAD
OpenSCAD Screenshots
No screenshots provided
Ultimaker Cura
Ultimaker Cura Screenshots
No screenshots provided
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