Recommended settings for Simplify3D?

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Recommended settings for Simplify3D?

Postby RA1981 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:33 pm


are there any recommended settings for S3D beyond simply choosing the printer model (N2 dual in my case)? For example, any pre- and postprint G-Code commands, layer/extruder settings, etc.?
And are there any settings which shouldn't be changed?


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Re: Recommended settings for Simplify3D?

Postby SteveWallin » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:15 pm

I'd Also be interested in what people have encountered using S3D with the N2/N2+.

Personally I've encountered an issue with S3D, where the model is shifted in the build volume after slicing, which you can see in preview mode. Not a problem with a small model, however, when slicing a large model that fits tightly in the build volume already, you will see in preview mode that the model get shifted outside of the build volume. This is easy enough to compensate for, but, it's an irritating glitch nonetheless.

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Re: Recommended settings for Simplify3D?

Postby RA1981 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:27 pm

Hi Steve,

I saw a shift when disabling 'apply tool offset' option, if I remember correctly.

My current problem is that I've set the 'offset from origin' option to 152.5mm for both X and Y axes to achieve the same behaviour as in Raise3D IdeaMaker software regarding positioning of the models. Now, the models are printed outside of the bed, I got air printings.


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Re: Recommended settings for Simplify3D?

Postby socke » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:18 am

The default settings in S3D are wrong for the N2. You need to change the Toolhead offsets for the X Axis:

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Re: Recommended settings for Simplify3D?

Postby RA1981 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:54 am

As far as I can see the toolset offsets are correct.

Tool 0 is assigned to left extruder, offset 0/0 and -25/0mm for tool 1 (right extruder). The only confusing thing is that negative sign for the right extruder offset.

However, I haven't made a S3D print yet, so it might be that the offsets are really wrong and it should be 25/0 for the right extruder.


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Re: Recommended settings for Simplify3D?

Postby photoholic » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:46 am

I also tried to slice with Simplify3D... owned it already before I've bought the N2.

Seems to work so far but if I use two processes via wizard (under tools) to print with both extruders the separate materials or colors appear shifted in the preview... strange.

Is anybody printing dual with PLA/PVA with simplify?

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Re: Recommended settings for Simplify3D?

Postby Jetguy » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:28 am

Covered this before. The Raise 3D N series uses a gcode offset for the second toolhead. You already saw and knew that.
Well, S3D does not have a way to fool the user by applying a global offset to the gcode so when you preview both toolheads in gcode you are going to see the offset. Why? because again, all gcode coordinates fro the right toolhead are offset by roughly 25mm in X.
Preview is showing you the real actual gcode paths.

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Re: Recommended settings for Simplify3D?

Postby elance » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:12 am


I also use S3D. Single parts are not a problem. If I print 2 colours I have a issue with starting the extruder.
Has somebody a starting script that runs for dual printing?


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Re: Recommended settings for Simplify3D?

Postby Andy Cohen » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:59 am

Lets face it please. The profile for the Raise3D Dual that is downloaded form the Simplify3D server is FUBARED!!

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Re: Recommended settings for Simplify3D?

Postby lorenolepi » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:31 pm

Does anyone know if the S3D profiles for the N2 have been fixed since the last post or have good settings at this point in time for S3D? I'm looking to purchase it for some of its extra features but don't want to waste my $$ if its not compatible
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Re: Recommended settings for Simplify3D?

Postby kencfii » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:48 pm

I dont think anything has changed.

It has been a couple weeks since I tried this but I think this is what works....

Use dual extrusion wizard and when you see the preview it will show with the toolhead paths offset - this will look bad on preview but print just fine (apparently simplify 3D preview shows the raw paths NOT paths with the offset applied).
If you want to see how it will actually print - uncheck "apply toolhead offsets" in the GCODE tab of the FFF settings....
This will look great on the screen - if it looks OK - go back and re-check that box and then prepare to print again - it will look offset BUT print using that generated code and all will be well.... (the gcode made my simplify 3D will include the offsets as you checked the "apply toolhead offsets to G-code" its just that the preview in S3D does not show the offset)

I found a detailed post about this (lots of posts and hard to follow when you do a search) I even printed it but cant find it :-(...

Hope I summed it up...

Anyone agree with my above?


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