So I only got my Tax 6 a few days ago and am very new at this still. I love Cura and feel pretty comfortable in it… however, I kept hearing about simplify 3d and how much everyone loves their support structures better than Cura’s.
I printed my 3rd model yesterday that needed some support and found Cura’s support structure to be awful. Very hard to get off and would need a ton of sanding and smoothing work to remove it all.
So my friend has simplify 3d and loves it. He let me borrow his laptop this weekend so I can try it on my printer (he has a different one) and I just started the same model printing using simplify 3d.
He did not have a profile setup for Ngen so I had to sort of try to manually do it and used some of the settings from Cura as reference but honestly, I feel pretty intimidated using Simplify3D right now cause of their being SO many settings and no “easy print” option that I saw.
Anyway, after setting it all up to the best of my ability… I started the print which for whatever reason says it will take almost 45 mins less time than it did with Cura. Now that it is printing, I see why.
This printer looks like THE FLASH zooming around printing right now with Simplify 3d. The thing is, the print speed settings etc are the same. Why is it going so fast!? LOL
I have no idea if this print will be good or horrible but I just wanted to ask if it is normal for simplfy 3d to print way faster than Cura on the Taz 6. There seems to be no demo for Simplify 3d online and since it costs $150… I’m not sure if I want to spend so much on it after just dropping the cash for the Taz 6 you know? Honestly the only reason I want to use it is for the supports I think.
One other thing… I setup my fan speed to start at 30% on layer 2 of this print using ngen. I heard ngen doesn’t like alot of cooling but I have no idea if running the fan 30% for the rest of the print is good or bad. I couldn’t find anything specific like that in Cura but I don’t remember the fan speeds on my cura prints.
If anyone can give me some input on this stuff I would appreciate it