Continuing towards the goal of a universal software platform for 3D printing, Simplify3D has released version 3.1 of its popular 3D printing software. Version 3.1 expands upon the industry-leading printer compatibility and reliability that users have come to expect from Simplify3D, adding support for many new printers including the latest lineup of da Vinci machines from XYZprinting.
As the industry continues to expand, many customers are now buying their second or third 3D printer. Many of these machines come with different software programs, which can make the process of owning and operating multiple 3D printers difficult and time-consuming. These challenges are even more apparent for schools that provide training on multiple 3D printers, and businesses striving for efficient production across their entire workforce. Simplify3D solves this problem by providing a universal software solution that can communicate with all of their different 3D printers.
The latest release from Simplify3D adds support for over 30 new printer models. These new additions include the latest da Vinci printers from XYZprinting, as well as other popular models like the LulzBot TAZ 6, FlashForge Finder, PowerSpec Ultra, BCN3D Sigma, Raise3D, Qidi Technology, and Geeetech printers.
With so many new additions, the company has also introduced the new Printer Compatibility Tool, which makes it easier-than-ever to search through the expanding database of supported printers. If you’ve ever wondered if your 3D printer was compatible with Simplify3D, now is the perfect time to find out.
In addition to expanded compatibility, the new release also includes many new features and improvements to the software platform. A few of the most requested additions include:
- New Enhancements for USB Communication – Printing with your USB cable is now more reliable than ever with the addition of real-time error checking! The software will automatically validate each command that it sends, allowing printers to recover from transmission errors that would otherwise stop a print.
- Intuitive Editing of Internal Supports – Simplify3D has always included some of the best support generation tools available, including the ability to customize where your support structures are added. The new release combines this functionality with the cross-section tool, allowing you to easily look inside your models and edit internal supports that would otherwise be hidden from the outside.
- Improved Automated Mesh Repair – Many 3D models can have mesh errors or defects that will cause problems during printing. Simplify3D attempts to repair many of these common issues behind-the-scenes to make things easier for new users. The latest release continues to improve this functionality, allowing even more models to be printed successfully without user involvement.
- Support for BFB File Formats – The latest update adds support for the Bits-from-Bytes (BFB) file format which enables another generation of 3D printers to utilize Simplify3D’s state-of-the-art slicing and printing capabilities.