brian442 wrote:You can already create a solid layer below the support structures to hold them down
Does not really help if you have 2x2mm base that is 200mm tall. Solid first layer will detach in 50% cases on a good day, 100% on a bad one. The only thing that helps is proper brim, sometimes you even want your brim 2-3 layers tall, not only one.
" with separate process for first layer will work in some cases, not all. What is more important, I'd say, is that "if you want to have separate process for the first layer, you outta have a different setting for that first layer"
. It is not a big deal to implement (if Simplify3D development team exist at all? I don't see any worklogs, planned features, future plans, blog posts with any info about future! It's all a black box! Even a highly commercial players, that are very closed, give "teasers" about what's cooking; I find it very weird that Simplify3D have community activity at this, non existing, level
) and would solve many problems.
It is weird that a slicer with "custom support" as major marketable feature (and really the only feature open source slicers don't have) don't implement such a crucial feature for that "custom support".