Some people wonder how to update PrusaSlicer software so that they can enjoy the latest features available to them. This article will go into detail on how to update your PrusaSlicer.
To update your PrusaSlicer, download the Drivers and App package from Prusa’s webpage. You can choose not to install the latest Prusa drivers, especially if you don’t have a Prusa 3D printer. Also, you can update PrusaSlicer by downloading the latest version from PrusaSlicer’s GitHub page.
While this is just the basic answer, keep reading for more information on how to update PrusaSlicer.
How to Update PrusaSlicer
Here’s how to update your PrusaSlicer:
- Update Drivers and Apps Package from Prusa’s Webpage
- PrusaSlicer GitHub’s Repository
- Update Directly Through PrusaSlicer
Update Drivers and Apps Package from Prusa’s Webpage
One way to update your PrusaSlicer is to download the latest drivers and app package from Prusa’s webpage. To do this, simply do the following steps:
- Download the Latest Version
- Install the Drivers and App Package
- Migrate Settings
- Run the Updated PrusaSlicer
Download the Latest Version
First, you need to download the latest version of PrusaSlicer’s Drivers and App package. Click the link to access Prusa’s Drivers and App Package webpage. You should find various Drivers and App packages available for various Prusa printers.
If you own a Prusa printer, kindly locate the Driver and App package for your printer and select it. If you don’t, you can just select one printer from the list and download it.
Be careful when selecting the file you want to download, this is to ensure you download the right file for your PC’s operating system (Windows, Mac, or Linux).
Install the Drivers and App Package
After downloading the file, you can now proceed to install the Drivers and App package.
One thing to note during the installation process is that this package also contains test objects and printer drivers for your printer, which is why you need to download the right files for your printer.
However, you can choose to install only PrusaSlicer if you don’t have a Prusa printer, or you have one and do not want to update its drivers.
You can choose to migrate settings from your previous version of your PrusaSlicer onto your current one. If you have customized settings or profiles in your previous version of PrusaSlicer that you want to keep, you can migrate them to the new version.
To do this, locate the configuration folder for your previous version, which is typically located in your user profile directory. The folder might be named something like “PrusaSlicer” or “Slic3rPE.”
Copy the contents of this folder and paste them into the configuration folder of the new version.
The configuration folder for PrusaSlicer is often located at:
- Windows: C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Roaming\PrusaSlicer
- macOS: ~/Library/Application Support/PrusaSlicer
- Linux: ~/.config/PrusaSlicer
Be sure to back up your old settings before overwriting them to avoid losing any customizations.
Run the Updated PrusaSlicer
Once the installation is complete, you can open the updated PrusaSlicer. It should now run the latest version with your custom settings if you migrated them.
Remember to regularly check for updates to PrusaSlicer to take advantage of new features, bug fixes, and improvements in the software. It’s a good practice to keep your 3D printing software up to date to ensure optimal performance and compatibility with your 3D printer.
PrusaSlicer’s GitHub Repository
Another way you can update your PrusaSlicer is to download the latest version from the PrusaSlicer GitHub repository. You can take the following steps to update your PrusaSlicer using their GitHub repository:
- Access PrusaSlicer GitHub’s Repository
- Download the Appropriate File
Access PrusaSlicer’s GitHub Repository
The first step is to access PrusaSlicer’s GitHub repository. Click the link PrusaSlicer GitHub Files to access the files. Scroll downwards until you get to the “Assets” section. Here, you’ll find the most recent version of PrusaSlicer available for download.
Download the Appropriate File
After locating the download links for the PrusaSlicer required for your operating system (Mac, Windows, or Linux), you can now begin to download. Once the download is complete, simply extract the files and begin using the PrusaSlicer software.
Here, you don’t need to install the software, you can just jump straight into using it by launching the .exe file (windows) or the app launcher for your operating system. Also, after installing it, you can create a shortcut on your desktop so that you can easily launch it.
This method allows you to run multiple versions of PrusaSlicer on your computer independently.
Also, you can copy your configuration settings from the older version of your PrusaSlicer to the updated one. This would allow you to export all your custom print, filament, and printer profiles.
To access your configuration settings, simply open your PrusaSlicer software, then click on “Help” from the top menu bar.
Select “Show Configuration Folder” and you’ll find the Prusa.ini that contains your configuration settings.
Now launch your new newly installed PrusaSlicer software and repeat the steps stated earlier to access its configuration settings. Then copy the “PrusaSlicer.ini” configuration settings file (may also be called just PrusaSlicer) from the old PrusaSlicer software to the newly installed one.
You can check out the video below to see a tutorial on how to update PrusaSlicer.
Update Directly Through PrusaSlicer
You can also update PrusaSlicer directly through the software when prompted or by going up to Configuration > Check for Application Update.
It will bring up a prompt to update the slicer.
Here’s an example of a configuration update that was shown in the slicer.
After following these steps, you should be able to update PrusaSlicer successfully.