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Is it possible to use Cura Engine (the command line tool) to generate a gcode with support?

Here is what I do now:

CuraEngine slice -j /usr/share/cura/resources/definitions/ultimaker2.def.json -l my.stl -o my.gcode 

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I found this in the fdrmprinter.def.json which you could might make a copy of and use instead for the -j option:

"support": { "label": "Support", "type": "category", "icon": "category_support", "description": "Support", "children": { "support_enable": { "label": "Enable Support", "description": "Enable support structures. These structures support$ "type": "bool", "default_value": false, "settable_per_mesh": true, "settable_per_extruder": false } } } 

Change the "default_value" under "support_enable" to true and that could work.