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Default Setting Cura vs Simplify3D for Ultimaker 2 Extended+


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Posted · Default Setting Cura vs Simplify3D for Ultimaker 2 Extended+

Hi!

 

I made a few prints with the defaults setting for Silver PLA plastic with Cura and Simplify3D but have inconsistent prints between both software. 

With this filament, Cura just prints perfectly but till this moment I couldn't get the exact print quality with simplify3D even using the profile configuration assistant exactly for this printer. With simplify3D I get blobs or zits on the walls, gaps in thin walls, oozing or bad finish on top layers. I trying everything on simplify 3D and can't get rid of every problem at the same time even when replicating every parameter possible on cura.

 

Do anyone also have this problem?

 

*4+ years experience on 3d printing*

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    Posted · Default Setting Cura vs Simplify3D for Ultimaker 2 Extended+

    This is because Cura is fully optimized for Ultimaker printers and we spend a lot of time tweaking the default profiles. Simplify3D is not, you're on your own in that software (unless someone in the community has a nice profile for it).

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    Posted (edited) · Default Setting Cura vs Simplify3D for Ultimaker 2 Extended+

    One tip I’ve had luck  with...

     

    In Cura, go to your machine settings and set to Marlin.  Then in Cura you can see the speeds , retract distance and so on

     

    For my UM2+ I set the retract distance to 6.9 and matched things up from there.   

     

    Overall I find Cura does OK.  The latest Cura I did a print with had a few problems so I went and did it again in S3D. 

    Edited by LePaul
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