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  • What is your favorite Modelling/slicing software and why?

    Just what the title says. What is your favorite Modelling/slicing software and why is it your favorite? Thanks for taking the time to answer and share your opinions.

  • #2
    My favourite would have to be repeater host (Which I belive uses slic3r?) simply because its an all in one solution...

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    • #3
      You mean Repetier? Thanks for the reply!!!

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      • #4
        indeed I do. Sorry, was typing on my phone, and didnt notice the mistake.

        I've not really got into modeling that much though (only just got my printer ) So I cant comment on modeling software, other than I dont particularly like sketchup... lol. Wings3D used to be good when I did modeling for some "The Sims 2" mods, but I've been told its gone down hill since then...

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        • #5
          I am new too! I just bought and assembled the Rostockmax V3. It was pretty difficult, but now that I'm printing, it was worth every swear word! I asked everyone what their favorite software was because I need to get the easiest to use one :-) It's been about 10 years since I used autocad!!

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          • #6
            My favorite slicer is Simplify3d, its very easy to use but also has many features to play with. Its the only slicer that I know of that you can create custom supports. Its nice because they offer profiles for many different printers so you only have to use 1 slicer for all printers that you have. Some other features that are helpful is the multi-model positioning for multi nozzle prints, instead of eye balling it will place the models where they where when they were modeled.

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            • #7
              Simplify3d. Ok, cool, I'll try that one tonight! I tried 123d last night and it was pretty decent.

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              • #8
                The only problem being is it $150 for a lifetime license. Its a big jump but I promise its worth it. There are many people on YouTube that have videos about its features.

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                • #9
                  But for modeling I use Rhinoceros.

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                  • #10
                    Ok so Simplify3d for slicing and rhino for modelling?

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                    • #11
                      I would recommend Simplify3d to most people but not Rhino, unless you are trying to get deep into modeling. I would check out Tinkercad and maybe if you are sure if you want to get serious get the free student version of Fusion 360 from Autodesk.

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                      • #12
                        Simplify3D. Speed. Support. Features. You get what you pay for. Never looked back and never had a print problem due to slicer or printer.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Shadrack
                          Simplify3D. Speed. Support. Features. You get what you pay for. Never looked back and never had a print problem due to slicer or printer.
                          I just purchased a license for Simplify3d. I went to print my first print and it was all jarbled up. Do I need simplify3d if I use Mattercontrol?

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                          • #14
                            Simplify3D is an excellent slicer and probably comes top of our list. However, Cura is also really good and $150 less

                            Cheers,
                            www.3dexfilament.co.uk
                            Will @ 3DEX Ltd / www.3dexfilament.co.uk

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                            • #15
                              I purchased a license for Simplify 3d. Now I need to figure out how to use it! Time to hit the books again :-). Oh, by the way, when I went to go print another design (made multiple prior and did not change anything), the printer seemed to have "jumped across the X axis a bit (few mm) and skewed the print. What could have caused this? Belts? I don't know....

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by 3Dex View Post
                                Simplify3D is an excellent slicer and probably comes top of our list. However, Cura is also really good and $150 less

                                Cheers,
                                www.3dexfilament.co.uk


                                I checked out your filament. Is the shipping price figuring in that I am in the USA? If so, thats a great price and I'll definitely try some.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by skyjuice View Post



                                  I checked out your filament. Is the shipping price figuring in that I am in the USA? If so, thats a great price and I'll definitely try some.
                                  Hi Skyjuice,

                                  That shipping price is not to get to the US but PM me or email us at support@3dexfilament.com and we can get you the best price.
                                  Will @ 3DEX Ltd / www.3dexfilament.co.uk

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                                  • #18
                                    Modelling: Currently Fusion 360, why - a combination of licence options, reliability and features. I used Solidworks for 5 years previously, and SolidEdge for ~2 years.
                                    Slicing: Flashprint, but I have 2 dual extruder printers. I'd like a couple of the features from Simplify 3D but haven't needed them.

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                                    • #19
                                      Simplify3D is my favorite software for slicing. Because it is an
                                      integrated software solution for 3D Printing.It is a slicer that offers speed & reliability for 3D Printing.

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