Find or make your 3D model
Export an .stl file of your model
Option #1: Give your .stl file to Mrs. Hanson and she takes care of the rest
Upload the .stl file to Cura.
Tweak the size and other print settings
Download as .gcode file
Option #2: Give your .gcode file to Mrs. Hanson and she takes care of the rest
Mrs. Hanson puts the .gcode file on the Ultimaker SD card and prints the object
Choose your approach
Use two kinds of software
Choose how deeply to get into the 3d printing process
We don't like to print things longer than 6 1/2 hours, but we can go overnight if necessary. Start small and work up to bigger prints.
You can't print into midair. Cura can insert supports, and you will have to remove them and file down rough spots. Reorienting the object can eliminate many overhangs.