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Simplify3D is 3D printing slicing software and is compatible with hundreds of 3D printers which means you can Here is a run down of what you would get when you purchase Simplify3D Version 4.1:

  • Automatically calibrated for your 3D Printer (if your 3D printer is one of the many supported by Simplify3D).

  • Simulate your 3D print jobs before you print them. You can see the exact actions your printer will perform before actually executing the print by watching an animation of the extruder as it lays down each layer. This is very useful to spot failures before you commit to 3D printing.

  • Support structures are automatically added where they are needed and you are able to manually add or remove support as needed.

Resources and a support team are useful if you need help. In Simplify3D you have access to a print quality visual troubleshooting guide, The images are very helpful to identify print issues and you can click on the image to read more details on how to correct 3D printing problems through common solutions. Whether you buy Simplify3D or not, this useful print quality troubleshooting guide is available for anyone to access online.

A 3D print materials guide is also available to provide the pros and cons of using each type of material. The materials guide also provides suggested 3D printer hardware settings for the extruder and bed temperature, how to have your print stick to the bed, and any cooling requirements.

Simplify3D has a repository of articles grouped by experience level. Beginner topics include working with GCODE, working with file types, getting that first layer right, and importing and manipulating your 3D model. The intermediate level includes rafts, skirts and brims; bed leveling; identifying and repairing common mesh errors; and adding and modifying support structures. The advanced level tackles printing with multiple extruders, printing thin walls and small features and multi-part printing.

Pricing for Simplify3D is straightforward. It is a one time fee of USD$149, and comes with a risk free return policy. You can also try it for 2 weeks and return it for a full refund if you don’t love it. Your purchase includes 1 year of software updates.

Simplify3D has an online Community where when you purchase the software, you can login to join discussions or “listen” quietly to what is going on in the community.

Some success stories from users of Simplify3D: One example is how a customer of Simplify3D is using it to help advance scientific research. And another example was how a customer of Simplify3D used it to teach advanced mathematics with 3D printing (tactile math). 3D Printing math equations into models help students to visually and tactically remember math.

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