1. My current Simplify3D 4.0.1 has one or more corrupted FFF profiles. When I export an FFF file, the FFF file is zero size and Simplify3D CRASHES!
2. I have about 40 Simplify FFF profiles that were hard-won and tuned in the past few years.
3. I'm using a Windows 7 64bit Pro PC.
As a professional software developer, I can surmise there is a memory leak or internal data structure issue here in the configuration data. I found that when I export an uncorrupted FFF profile, the profile is successfully saved. But when I create a new profile from the uncorrupted profile, the new profile is corrupt and exports with size=0 and Simplify crashes.
Solution #1 FAILED - Removal of corrupt FFF profiles
I exported all 40 FFF profiles by doing the following 40 times...
File | Export FFF
Select a profile in the dropdown list.
Click OK button to save FFF file to directory.
Repeat above steps until ALL FFF profiles are saved.
I found 39 profiles successfully saved and are about 12K in size. The last profile saved zero size and crashed Simplify3D.
So I removed the last profile from Simplify3D.
But Simplify is still failing.
I found that when I export an uncorrupted GOOD FFF profile, the profile is successfully saved. But when I create a new profile from the uncorrupted GOOD profile, the new profile is corrupt and exports with size=0.
What's the next solution?