Simplify3D launches version 4.1.0 of its popular 3D printing software. This release continues to drive innovation in the Additive Manufacturing industry. Version 4.1 provides more control over the printing process and unlocks new capabilities for the latest generation of 3D printers.
What’s new in Simplify3D Version 4.1:
New Multi-Material features offered in Version 4.1 give you the power to tackle new applications involving multiple colors or customized material properties. The software will automatically handle priming during material changes while optimizing the toolpaths to ensure you are getting the best results from your 3D printer.
– Support For Up To 6 Extruders – A redesigned Prime Pillar and Ooze Shield have been optimized for multi-material printing, allowing you to use up to 6 materials or colors simultaneously.
– Improved Priming – New Prime Pillar and Ooze Shield sequences ensure tools are always primed at the beginning of each layer before printing. Each tool will be ready the moment it is needed, resulting in cleaner prints with crisp color definition.
– New Dynamic Construction – The Prime Pillar and Ooze shield have both been upgraded with new dynamic construction techniques. If a specific extruder isn’t used during a portion of your print, the software will combine multiple regions of the Prime Pillar or Ooze shield for improved stability and faster print times
Improved Print Time Estimates
Time estimates are more accurate in Simplify3D Version 4.1. Updated algorithms simulate the actual behavior of the printer firmware for increased prediction accuracy. This allows time estimates provided by the software to more closely match real-world results, giving you confidence during planning.
Extensive testing on a wide variety of 3D printers shows a significant accuracy improvement across the board. Users will have more accurate predictions and we will continue to refine the algorithm over time to ensure the highest degree of accuracy.
Sequential Printing Enhancements
Sequential printing is a special printing mode that allows you to optimize how multiple parts are constructed. The option allows you to print individual parts one-at-a-time to minimize the stringing that occurs when moving between models. This printing mode has been significantly updated in Version 4.1 with several new capabilities.
– Automatic Collision Avoidance
Version 4.1 establishes new capabilities for sequential printing. The software will detect potential collisions and change the print strategy accordingly. This allows sequential printing to be used with more complicated builds, such as multiple dual-extrusion prints on the same build platform. Enjoy scheduling freedom with the superior quality of sequential printing.
– Sequential Raft Construction
The raft printing sequence is now more intuitive for multi-part prints. When using the sequential printing mode in Simplify3D, each raft will now be printed immediately before its corresponding part. This consistent ordering provides greater adhesion and reliability, helping you reduce potential failures on a multi-part build plate.
Other Popular Requests
– Smart Bridging Angle Detection
New intelligent bridging algorithms in Version 4.1 utilize the model topology to automatically select the best direction for a successful bridge. The results provide substantial improvements over past versions, giving your prints a higher chance of success while improving the underside surfaces.
– Customized Part Additions
Version 4.1 includes an improved ability to define separate Additions settings for nearby parts on the print bed. This allows you to create more efficient and tightly packed print jobs while maintaining full control over rafts, skirts, prime pillars, and ooze shields.
– Handle Complexity with Ease
Simplify3D is known for its ability to process incredibly large or complex models with ease. Version 4.1 further improves these capabilities, giving you more power for handling even the most challenging prints. Import larger models, export files faster, and take your printing to the next level.
– Intelligent Solid Layers
Solid layers in Version 4.1 have been optimized so that they are only added when absolutely needed. The software also has the ability to alter the solid layer toolpaths to create a stronger bond with the perimeters above and below, increasing the Z-axis strength of the finished part.
– Support For 50+ New Machines
We have been working closely with hardware manufacturers around the world to ensure that Version 4.1 supports the latest generation of 3D printers. This release adds support for 50+ new 3D printers from many popular brands.
– Many More Improvements
Additional enhancements in 4.1 include interface improvements, better movement sequences, faster scripting, a new Portuguese language option, 100+ bugs fixes and more!
About Simplify3D software. Simplify3D Software contains everything you need to begin making parts on your new 3D printer. Import and manipulate geometry, repair models, generate G-Code instructions, verify toolpaths, manually control your machine, and print parts all from the same program.
About Simplify3D. Simplify3D develops premium 3D printing software, preferred by innovators, engineers and professional users worldwide. The powerful, all-in-one software application streamlines the process of 3D printing while providing robust customization tools, empowering users to achieve higher quality results on their 3D printers. The software supports hundreds of 3D printer brands and is available worldwide through an extensive list of industry partners. Based in Ohio, USA, Simplify3D was founded in 2013 after years of involvement in open-source and grassroots 3D printing initiatives. The team is driven to simplify 3D printing and to give users the control they need to succeed.
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