User avatar
Posts: 24
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:38 am

Re: S3D Settings Manual

Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:17 am

Hi All --

I've just updated my Simplify3D Settings Manual - including updates through S3D v4.1.1.

The new version is available for download near the bottom of this page:

Feedback is always welcome!
-- Clint Goss

User avatar
Posts: 33
Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:18 pm
Contact: Website

Re: S3D Settings Manual

Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:16 pm

Incredible, looks great! Thanks for sharing. :lol:

Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:50 am
Location: Cincinnati Ohio

Re: S3D Settings Manual

Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:14 am

Wow, lots of great info in here, thanks for posting and managing.

Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:11 pm

Re: S3D Settings Manual

Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:24 am

Thank you very much for your manual. It really clarified a lot of things for me.

Posts: 26
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:09 pm

Re: S3D Settings Manual

Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:11 am

Phenomenal work, thanks very much for all the time you've put into it.

Posts: 205
Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:37 am

Re: S3D Settings Manual

Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:04 pm


First of all, THANK YOU! This is an incredible bit of work, and even after 2 years of playing with S3D, I learned a lot.

If I may, I'd like to make a couple suggestions for additional details the next time you get bored...

The section on cooling doesn't mention issues with modern fans. They use an internal circuit to run the motor, and unlike an old fashion DC motor, the speed you get is NOT what you would expect from the settings in S3D. On my printer, anything below ~ 45% speed is meaningless, and the fan shuts off completely. Here's a thread that discusses what's going on ... =10#p35435

Also, the cooling speed setting in S3D for short layer times can be very confusing. It's not just "turn on the fan to X% if the layer time is below time T". Here's a thread that discusses this: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11832#p46436. I still don't fully understand the algorithm they use, and if it works the way I think it does, you run the risk of damaging your cooling fans. There's additional info here: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=8890

The other area where you might consider adding info is on extrusion multiplier setting. There is a new approach that was recently posted on the S3D forum that makes sense tom me, but I have to admit I haven't tried it yet. The idea is that a single wall calibration doesn't tell the whole story, because the width you measure doesn't account for the amount the filament bows out when it isn't next to an adjacent pass. viewtopic.php?f=8&t=13746

User avatar
Posts: 24
Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:38 am

Re: S3D Settings Manual

Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:53 am

Wow ... this is really really helpful. Thanks for all the explicit pointers!

I will follow your leads and work on updating the manual ...
-- Clint Goss

Posts: 9
Joined: Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:54 pm

Re: S3D Settings Manual

Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:45 am

Hi Clint, very helpfull, even after using S3D for several years. Thank you!

Return to “General Discussion and Tips”