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Old 07-11-2019, 02:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What slicer do you use? What do you like about it? Dislike? What other slicers have you tried?

I know we've discussed slicers before in other threads, but wanted to get a bit more detailed.

I've been pretty much solely a Cura user since day one. Starting back when it was the version 15 and previous interface. Only a few times have I tried anything else. But I have had the bug the past couple days to try some new ones, so currently playing with PrusaSlicer (previously know as Slic3r Prusa Edition), and downloading Ideamaker at the moment.
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've been cutting my teeth on Cura so far, still dialing in settings for my current printer. I happen to have Prusa MK3S in the mail, so I too will take a stab at PrusaSlicer soon.
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Jealous! I will get one of those Prusa machines eventually.
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I've been using ideaMaker a lot lately, I'm liking it better than Cura or Slic3r.
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I've been using ideaMaker a lot lately, I'm liking it better than Cura or Slic3r.

What about it do you like better?

One of the reasons I liked Cura a lot was the customizable supports. So far, Slic3r isn't nearly as versatile with supports. How about Ideamaker?
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I much prefer the way idea maker handles supports compared to Cura or Slic3r. You can more easily add them to specific locations.
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So I've fully switched to IdeaMaker for slicing all my PETG prints. Between that and ensuring my spools are fresh and dry, I've been getting awesome PETG results.

I'm using IdeaMaker's default PETG profile, with only a few tweaks. Mainly retraction at 2.5mm and 45mm/s.

One thing I noticed is that I like the order that IdeaMaker prints by default: inner shell, outer shell, infill, then supports last.

For now I'm still using Cura for PLA, but that may change soon too
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I got S3D from my printer dealer as a 50% discount when buying my Wanhao v2.1 a few years ago. I would not go back to Cura, Slicer, or any of those.

ideaMaker looks very nice though, and seems to have the features to rival S3D. I don't have any reason to try it though.
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Simplify3D. Kind if expensive, but was a massive improvement in print quality out of the box.
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So I've fully switched to IdeaMaker for slicing all my PETG prints. Between that and ensuring my spools are fresh and dry, I've been getting awesome PETG results.

I'm using IdeaMaker's default PETG profile, with only a few tweaks. Mainly retraction at 2.5mm and 45mm/s.
Im getting tired of how cura generate toolpath ... Some really odd stuff sometimes ...

I'm giving a shot to ideamaker, the rest I've tried didn't work for me ... But ideamaker is the most promising to me.
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