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Posted · Any other slicer then Cura with Ultimaker S5

First let me say that Cura is a great program and I am not here to be negative towards Ultimaker/Cura.

 

We have an Ultimaker S5 for about a month now and printing with it is easy and the results are great.

But as a proper geek I wanted more.... So I tried to make the following slicing programs work (to test results like: Speed, Material used, Quality etc.)

  • Simplify3D
  • Craftware
  • IceSL

But after slicing and storing the Gcode on a USB drive and trying to print the object the Ultimaker S5 said that there was something wrong with the Gcode file. This happened for all the above slicers.

 

So I tried to change the Gcode files to the style/flavor that Cura uses for the Ultimaker S5 which is "griffin" for what i know but still the same results.. 

Then I tried to use the header that was assigned for the Ultimaker 3:

 Did not expect it to work so no surprise there haha..

 

So my question now is: Is it even possible to use a other slicer then Cura for the Ultimaker S5? and if yes which one and how?

Would love to hear stories from other users regarding this topic!

 

Keep in mind I am not a expert at all!

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Posted · Any other slicer then Cura with Ultimaker S5

Simplify3D 4.1 that come out other day now supports the S5 and if needed I have working profiles for Simplify3D 4.01

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Posted · Any other slicer then Cura with Ultimaker S5
On 11/10/2018 at 10:37 PM, Carla_Birch said:

Simplify3D 4.1 that come out other day now supports the S5 and if needed I have working profiles for Simplify3D 4.01

Hello, can you tell me your experience with the S5 + S3D?

I was a fan of S3D, in the tinkering time, now i am all into the automatic workflow of Cura, but is miss some features, the speed and the interface of S3D.

I just downloaded the latest verzion, but already, i see that by default the mix up the extruders (left PVA + right PLA), not like it is standard used on the S5.

Many thanks, for your input 😉

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Posted · Any other slicer then Cura with Ultimaker S5

S3D also has hardcoded headers for the g-codes that it generates, so pretty much all the remote monitoring of print-jobs (as well as the checking if you have the right material loaded, etc) will work poorly (if at all). 

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Posted · Any other slicer then Cura with Ultimaker S5
On 4/22/2019 at 9:23 AM, RudydG said:

Hello, can you tell me your experience with the S5 + S3D?

I was a fan of S3D, in the tinkering time, now i am all into the automatic workflow of Cura, but is miss some features, the speed and the interface of S3D.

I just downloaded the latest verzion, but already, i see that by default the mix up the extruders (left PVA + right PLA), not like it is standard used on the S5.

Many thanks, for your input 😉

I have personally been keeping to Cura with my S5, just seems to work better because it was designed for it. S3D feels a bit like a hacked up way to just get the basics working.

 

Why i do miss how supports work in S3D i have just leant to get use to using the support blocker in Cura.

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Posted · Any other slicer then Cura with Ultimaker S5

Thank you people, just as i thought, S5 with Cura is the ideal no-nonsense combination. S3D is a very nice program, and i probably would use it over Cura with every non dedicated combination like ultimaker offers.

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