LETUmakerlab wrote:I'm relativly new to Simplify3D, so I may not be using the .Factory files correctly. That said, I've had materials disappear when switching to a new workspace.
Just in case you haven't seen it, you may want to checkout this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFynhtvPBPQ
It explains how the current material manager works right now. You can setup new materials for each printer, and those will be saved with the profile. So even if you remove all your processes, it won't disappear. Much better than storing those materials as separate processes, since those tend to be deleted and removed as you are setting up new prints.
The drawing you posted is also interesting. I know the current material manager in Simplify3D allows you to setup materials for each printer, but the different printers can use different settings. It makes sense, since I know 2 of my printers have very different temperatures that work for the same spool of plastic. One may be 20 degrees hotter than the other. Perhaps it's because they all have different extruder/thermal designs, and some transfer heat better than others. But it would be a bit frustrating if the material settings were the same across all printers, since my experience is that my settings needed to be quite different (not to mention different retractions, speeds, etc - a lot of it is printer-dependent)