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Posted · Anyone using Simplify 3D for their prints?

For 1) Check 'Coasting' also there a bug that can do that, make a new profile and copy the settings (or import the settings from gcode)

For 2) You can set heating changes on toolchange with the gcode to wait arrive the set temperature pointing to the tool_temperature (something like that)

For 3) never used :S

For 4) need more data

I agree on most of the other points :D

Been using it for almost a year and because the horrible documentation it takes time to control it (they improved this a bit on 3.0 and the new troubleshooting pages).

For example until last 2 weeks I wasn't able to fully control the 'aditional gap' and infill overlap. Finally after many screenshots compare (because what you say on point 6) I was able to control it to make perfectly clean small lines with just the correct amount of infill and no gaps on walls. But yeah, the control when you get the idea it's great.

 

I would totally suggest using the corkscrew mode if you can, it cuts out retraction and really...reallly speeds up print times, especially if you use a large nozzle diameter like me, (1.7-1.5mm) You can print decently thick walls ( allow up to 80% perimeter overlap and you can really get some amazing volume/ speed results)

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Posted (edited) · Anyone using Simplify 3D for their prints?

@KevinMakes

What you call corkscrew in S3D is part of Cura already for a long time, and called "spiralize" you find it in the expert settings (cura < 15.04) I love it as well !!

If I'm correct the original idea of spiralize is by Joris van Tubergen.

There have been some scar issues with this function in later versions of cura it probably has no priority atm, so if you want to try it in cura you probably best try a 14.xx version.

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Posted · Anyone using Simplify 3D for their prints?

@KevinMakes

What you call corkscrew in S3D is part of Cura already for a long time, and called "spiralize" you find it in the expert settings (cura < 15.04) I love it as well !!

If I'm correct the original idea of spiralize is by Joris van Tubergen.

There have been some scar issues with this function in later versions of cura it probably has no priority atm, so if you want to try it in cura you probably best try a 14.xx version.

 

I actually love simplify3D I have worked out most of the bugs with the "vase mode" or corkscrew sppiralize whatever mode. I know that it is part of cura and I tried it before but the problem with cura is...

1.) I need Multiple profiles for different types of parts and I need to be able to switch from them very quickly to maintain work flow.

2.) I needed to have a ridiculous amount of control over the infinite settings. And I need to be able to change those settings from the api that I am building from within the solidworks API or via macro (still working on this but very close)

3.) needed a seamless software that allowed me to use dual extrusion

4.) needed to be able to manually jog the machine, print via usb, manually add scripts for tool changing, etc,etc,etc.

I have tried Cura, and honestly for personal use I would probably use it but the limited functionality and beauty of cura doesn't really fit in with the production environment.

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Posted · Anyone using Simplify 3D for their prints?

I am definitely happy with the simpluify 3D product i was just giving fair warning to any perspective buyer that it can be an uphill battle.

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