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Re: Is Simplify3D worth the cost?

Sat Aug 28, 2021 6:09 pm

chedodinhduong wrote:
Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:11 am
because it is not updated often.
You get updates?
It's been like two years.. must be pretty often...

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Re: Is Simplify3D worth the cost?

Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:46 pm

Don't buy it. It is wasted money (it was not years ago). Until they refund what I paid I will say that. This is for my will to support a good product even when there is a cracked one available.

Seriously, paying customers are joke for these people

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Re: Is Simplify3D worth the cost?

Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:32 pm

I've kept out of all the arguements over S3D for a long time and watched how loads of so-called experts have pulled the software....and the company apart....and I've seen diddly-squat real and meaningful proof for their claims.

Is S3D worth the money?

A few years ago, I was struggling to the point of pulling my hair out trying to get good enough quality to 3D print the 2,500 or so parts for this:
I took a leap of faith and bought S3D...and here's the proof that I took the right decision:
Was buying S3D worth the money? I say "YES"!

Would I pay for v5? Again I say "YES".
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Re: Is Simplify3D worth the cost?

Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:28 pm

A year and a half ago, I would be voting for YES, buy S3d. However, Cura has caught up to the point that there is probably only one feature in S3d that is not in Cura. (Can't even recall it right now...it's been too long since I've used S3d.) Sure, I like the tabbed interface of S3d, but that is tiny in the grand scheme of things. I've actually grown accustomed to the list of settings, and I really appreciate being able to search for them. Plus, ironing--without a workaround! For me, anymore, it's Cura, unless I hit a project that requires that one s3d feature that I can't even remember.

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Re: Is Simplify3D worth the cost?

Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:32 pm

DavidMalan wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:27 am
Honest question, though it may seem a bit snarky. I'm just tired of companies not being straight forward with their customers and hiding behind language, guilting or ransom tactics.

I've been using a few different slicers and have seen Simplify3D mentioned a few times in various locations as a recommendation. I'm looking at their website and am thinking about purchasing.

I am a bit reticent, however, they have a ton of weasel/marketing terms, such as: "the most powerful 3D printing software available" and "industry-leading". And it looks like the $150 "purchase" price is actually an annual license, as the site implies that you'll only get updates for a year. They don't list any renewal fees, so my assumption is that they will spring that on you a couple of months before your license expires via emails proclaiming "detrimental loss of security and functionality, renew now!".

Am I off the reservation here? Would you recommend it?
Considering it's been 2 1/2 years since the last time any updates have been pushed, HELL NO.

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Re: Is Simplify3D worth the cost?

Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:37 pm

The only reason I would buy it is if you're having trouble getting good results from another free slicer. I just never could get Cura to work well with my Ender 3 Pro. S3D is still a good program in its current state but I've lost hope thinking any updates are coming and that it will one day become abandonware. People were complaining about the lack of updates and false promises back when I bought it and that was two years ago.

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