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Questions tagged [simplify3d]

Questions related to the software slicing program called Simplify3D

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How reduce the number of retractions? [closed]

I want to print a phone case. Compared to other models I have sliced, Simplify3D implements a lot of retraction moves. Is this normal? How can I (Should I?) reduce the number of retractions? What ...
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Can a model change size when using a different filament type?

I printed a case for my phone, a Motorola G4 Plus. I found the model of the casing on Thingiverse I just downloaded the model, used Meshmixer to check for issues, after that, opened Simplify3d and ...
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Is it possible to know which is the correct temperature range and speed for any model?

Trying to print a 3D model for my mobile phone, but I see that when printing the sides, being thin, increases the retraction and the recoil seems a little abrupt and makes a coarse sound. I would ...
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Simplify3D with error in preview?

I am trying to print a belt but when I preview it, the model doesn't fully render It isn't rendering the full model correctly. The model is rendering halfway but isn't fully which is why you can ...
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Handling retraction when using a mixing extruder (2 in 1 out)

I have a Zonestar Z5FM2 running Marlin 1.1.8 with a mixing extruder. That is, 2 extruder stepper motors feeding a 2-in 1-out hotend (similar to the E3D cyclops). I'm slicing with Simplify3D and I ...
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Isn't using the Extrusion Multiplier like cheating?

One thing I never understood is the so-called Extrusion Multiplier (EM) or Flow setting in slicers like Simplify3D (S3D) or CURA. The description for this setting reads... S3D: Multiplier for all ...
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Extruder calibrated, but prints still oversized by .1 mm or so

I've got a pretty straightforward problem. In general my printer is very accurate for the XYZ movements. What I'm running into is no matter what size my print is, the XY dimensions will be thicker by ...
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Use Gcode Extrusion Speed in Calculations

I have a Rostock Max V2, and I've added a second extruder going into a y-splitter into a single nozzle on my printer. I have both extruders working correctly, but I'm having trouble tuning the ...
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Z-axes out of sync with Simplify3D

I have a Robo 3D R1+, and I'm using the default Simplify3D profile for it. When I finish a print, I notice that my X gantry is way out of level. The right side is visibly higher than the left side. So ...
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Why does my DIY printer start printing in air?

I've built a DIY 3D printer similar to Prusa i3. It does homing and bed leveling very well with a PNP Lj12a3_4_Z_BY sensor using G28 and ...
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Simplify3D setup for Athorbot Brother 3D Printer [closed]

Using Simplyfy3D printing software I am not sure which printer mine is called in the list (or which substitute to use). I have an Athorbot Brother 3D Printer. On the screen of the controller, it says ...
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How can I stop the flare out of the bottom layers?

On nearly all of my prints, my first few layers are flared out slightly. I'm using painter's tape for the bed, and the bed temperature is at 60 °C while the extruder is at 205 °C. ...
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Simplify3D and Davinci mini

Simplify3D is listing the XYZprinting Davinci mini as a compatible printer for their software. I would never buy such expensive software in combination with this printer if I didn't already think of ...
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Filament starts extruding as soon as hotend reaches melting point

I have a homemade 3D printer running on ramps 1.4 When i start a new print and the hotend reaches melting point of PLA, the PLA start coming out of the hotend. This goes on for as long as the ...
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Is Simplify 3D really worth it? [closed]

I've heard alot about simplify 3D recently. It sounds like it's a great software, but 150 dollars!? The only thing that seems too different from other slicers is the placable supports, but Z suite has ...
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Connecting my OctoPrint to a Google drive folder

Is there a way where my upload folder on my OctoPrint server would be a folder on my Google drive so that I could save my G-code that was generated using Simplify3d to an existing folder on my desktop ...
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Is there a way to get more horizontal coverage out of “Vase Mode” in Simplify3D?

I like using "Vase Mode" (or single outline corkscrew printing mode) for quick nonfunctional prints, but it tends to leave gaps in horizontal or near horizontal surfaces. I understand why it does this,...
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How to prevent layer separation, when printing tall vase-like (tube) objects?

I am experiencing a minor layer separation when printing a body for a tipping-bucket rain gauge, which is basically a hollow tube with thin walls (3 mm). I am using Prusa I3 MK2 and a Fillamentum ABS ...
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What tweaks do slicers use to get rafts to stick?

I've always had trouble getting prints to stick directly on my bed, but had great reliability when use rafts. This didn't present a problem when I was using PLA, but I recently got a roll of PETG and ...
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Monoprice Maker Ultimate Extrudes Too Much Filament At Start

Today I received my Monoprice Maker Ultimate 3D Printer. It is a rebranded Wanhao Duplicator 6 for reference. I am using the default settings for a Wanhao Duplicator 6 in Simplify3D. Here is the ...
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Extruder temp is too high

I am using Simplify3d software to print my first object, I set the temp to 230, but I notice that the temp some times reaches to 300 c, any help, here is temp plot here is the communication code of ...
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What is a w/t ratio?

I have seen a few guides mentioning w/t ratio but I can't find anything which defines it. I am using Simplify3D with a Wanhao i3.
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I can not really connect successfully to my printer via USB

I have a Tronxy P802M (very similar to the Anet A8, but using a Melzi2.0V5 board) that seems to work fine (I just finished building, and axes movement and the integrated display work) but when I try ...
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How to print a 6" wheel in ABS?

I'm using a Flashforge Pro and attempting to print a wheel about 6mm thick to serve as a platform. In other words, the wheel doesn't have to be solid, but spokes won't do the job. I've experimented ...
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Are self intersecting meshes dirty from a 3D printing perspective?

I have never much cared about self intersecting meshes when slicing with Cura. Geometry like the one below are often practical. I for instance add lots of rivets that self intersect with the base ...
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Print fails at perpendicular boundaries

I recently changed the printhead on my DeltaMaker from stock to an E3D Lite6, and am struggling to get back to my original quality, reliability, and repeatability. I thought I had gotten the recipe ...
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Why does print fall apart at beginning of top layer?

I'm looking for any idea of what could cause this problem. I'm printing (1.75mm PLA @ 220C) a 14cm x 14cm box, sliced with Simplify3D. Relevant settings are 3 bottom layers, 3 top layers, 3 outline/...
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Laybrick - Gaps on top layer

I'm trying to print with Laybrick and for the most part it is going. The problem lies with the top layer and gaps appearing. I've tried increasing the number of top layers but the gaps still appear. ...
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Extrusion adjustment

I recently started to use Simplify3D! It is great software, but I have a problem with adjustment of amount of plastic extruded. I have a slight under extrusion after I adjusted amount of plastic ...