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Information on new 4.1 features?

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:15 am
by GZijlstra
Hello.

I installed the new v4.1 version and for the life of me cannot see any difference in the options compared to v4.0.1.
Looking at the what's new page i assume most of the new features etc. are under the skin, in the processing.

I was however interested in the 'Customized Part Additions' but cannot figure out how this should be done, i see no difference when importing a model etc.

Any information would be welcome.

Thanks,
Guido

Re: Information on new 4.1 features?

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:39 am
by SweHogelid
That makes two of us...

Re: Information on new 4.1 features?

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:01 pm
by arhi
GZijlstra wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:15 am
I installed the new v4.1 version and for the life of me cannot see any difference in the options compared to v4.0.1.
I don't remember there are some UI bugs in 4.0.1 ?! so it's expected that most of the bug fixes are in the way things are processed ... I didn't see that they ( here: https://www.simplify3d.com/software/rel ... ion-4-1-0/ ) mentioned any new "features", it's just enhancement of the existing ones so I don't expect UI to change.. (now how good the changes are I can't say just installed the 4.1 haven't sliced anything with it yet)

Re: Information on new 4.1 features?

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:37 am
by andrewk72
GZijlstra wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:15 am
I was however interested in the 'Customized Part Additions' but cannot figure out how this should be done, i see no difference when importing a model etc.
You just import 2 models, and then create a separate process for each model. Then you can define different additions (rafts, skirts, etc) for each model.

In v4.0.1, it always seemed to use the same raft/skirt settings for nearby parts, but 4.1 seems to give more freedom to change it.

Just be aware that if the raft/skirt of part 1 intersects with part 2, then the raft/skirt from those 2 models will be combined to avoid a collision. So you might want to reduce the raft/skirt offset if you want to pack the parts very closely together.

Re: Information on new 4.1 features?

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:30 am
by GZijlstra
That is the part i cannot figure out: 'and then create a separate process for each model'.

I tried selecting a model, creating process etc etc etc but no joy.

How do i assign a process to a specific model?

Tnx,
Guido

Re: Information on new 4.1 features?

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:51 am
by S3D-Alex
Andrewk72 is correct about the usage of the new additions. In order to make sure each model is assigned to a different process you will want to click Select Models in the bottom left of the Process Settings window.

Re: Information on new 4.1 features?

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:09 pm
by GZijlstra
Aha, cool, thanks very much.
Did not expect a button there (next to 'hide advanced'), was expecting an option section.

Brilliant, thanks.