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Posted · S3D's support structure

In using S3D, I almost never worried about the support, which seems to be a unique design and really great.

 

After switching to Cura, I suddenly found that I need to care about setting for support structure. And with the similar top/bottom distance of 1 layer height, very often the support is difficult to remove.

 

Is there anybody know something about the S3D support and the possibility of emulating it in Cura? Thank you!

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    Posted · S3D's support structure

    I feel your pain, I really struggle with some objects staying on their supports in Cura.  

    For most things, I use Cura.  For prints that really need great supports, I rely on S3D.  I also find the method to manually add or remove them way easier.

    However, I am trying to learn Cura's methods...especially the tree supports

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    Posted (edited) · S3D's support structure

    Hi @LePaul  I remember that their support is an award-wining design. The software has many awesome features, but unfortunately its team discontinured its development. I would rather pay for Cura if the team can invest more resources in it.  Thank you for your comments!

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    Posted · S3D's support structure
    3 minutes ago, curasurf said:

    Hi @LePaul  I remember that their support is an award-wining design. The software has many awesome features, but unfortunately its team discontinured its development. Thank you for your comments!

     

    Where did you hear that?  Last I read v5 was still under development?

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    Posted · S3D's support structure
    1 minute ago, LePaul said:

    Where did you hear that?  Last I read v5 was still under development?

     

    Sorry, I did not hear it, just guessed it from its forum. It has been too long since the last release.

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    Posted · S3D's support structure
    3 hours ago, LePaul said:

     

    Where did you hear that?  Last I read v5 was still under development?

    V5 was meant to be out over a year ago and they have yet to even say what new features it will have or anything and have a thing of removing posts when people ask about whats going on.

     

    They have given about two updates in the past few year that just say they are working on it. So for most people they view it as dead as they can not even tell people whats going on and hint at what they can look forward to.

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    Posted · S3D's support structure
    On 2/18/2021 at 4:33 PM, Carla_Birch said:

    V5 was meant to be out over a year ago and they have yet to even say what new features it will have or anything and have a thing of removing posts when people ask about whats going on.

     

    They have given about two updates in the past few year that just say they are working on it. So for most people they view it as dead as they can not even tell people whats going on and hint at what they can look forward to.

     

    Thank you for that, Carla  🙂

     

    I saw they just posted on their Twitter feed and dozens already asked for an update on v5  

     

     

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    Posted · S3D's support structure
    On 2/22/2021 at 2:29 PM, LePaul said:

     

    Thank you for that, Carla  🙂

     

    I saw they just posted on their Twitter feed and dozens already asked for an update on v5  

     

     

    The whole Simplify3D thing is a big mess, i just checked back on there site and its still the same and that's no word on version 5.

     

    Keeping in mind they first talked (well said it was being made) in like Feb 2019 and said it would be out by the end of 2019 and anyone within there 12 months of buying version 4 would get it free and anyone outside that could upgrade for a small fee (that price was never told).

     

    Then in 2020 after many removed posts asking about it they said its being worked on and be out that year, fast forward to 2021 and still no update other then "its being worked on".

     

    They have even taken to turning comments off on there twitter feed (they started posting about version 4 features) and that now so people can not even comment and that is one the main problems, they tell people to invest in version 4 so they will get version 5 free inside the 12 month and then go silent and then censor the community so it looks like everything is rosey.

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