Raise3D Pro Plus 2 wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:19 am
It could be the best slicer on market. I have Idea Maker and I really don't like it. Why? Ide Maker has more features than S3D right now... yes... but isn't user-friendly...
S3D is easy to use and all windows and functions are grouped together....
I don't know if you noticed, but quite a few of the underlying features of both programs are similar?
UPDATE: Removed false information from original post
I bought it in 2016 as IMHO there was nothing finer than Simplify3D when it came to slicing - other slicers worked, but Simplify3D was a breath of fresh air - modern and easier to use. Again, IMHO.
I initially had quite a few issues with crashes (might have been memory or Nividia video-card driver related), but I got around those (built an Intel NUC for it).
However, the last couple of years have been a bit of a disappointment for me personally. Long-standing bugs and quirks have gone unfixed, and the feature list is no longer cutting edge.
BUT, having been deeply involved with software development in the (distant) past, I have no doubt that the guy behind Simplify3D borders on being incredible at what he does - to do all this, pretty much on his own, is an outstanding achievement that he should be very proud of.
I am really impressed.
We all tire of things, and even things that make us money can become a millstone around the neck. Been there, done that too.
I am hoping that the recent releases are a return to form for him and we can start to see new features being regularly introduced to make Simplify3D my slicer of choice again.
I miss using it. I like it. I want it to be better. I also want it to be beta-tested properly before release.
The bad joke is as a result of the recent hiccups, I even used IdeaMaker for some of my slicing!
I know, right?