I bought this software for use with my Lulzbot TAZ 5 printer yesterday, and it's been a tough haul getting this to do what I want. Don't get me wrong, I don't think there's anything wrong with the software, it looks wonderful... Think it's entirely settings, and am having a heck of a time with it.
I chose the "TAZ 4" for the printer I have, as the TAZ 5 isn't listed. Not much has changed on the two so figured I should be ok.
So, I tried to print something and even after hours of tinkering with the settings, I still have one major concern. That being the density of the print of the first layers.
Up to this point, I've been using Cura. Been very happy with it, however, not thrilled with their support structure. Find it very hard to remove. So, when I heard about this software, I thought I'd give it a try.
The problem that I'm having is that the first layers that are printed are more of a lattice than a solid layer. Take a look at these pictures, and you'll see what I mean. It seems to me that the amount of filament coming out of the nozzle is substantially less using Simplify3D than it is when I use Cura (ie: the thickness of the line deposited on the printbed).
This is printed using Simplify3D
This is printed using Cura
The finished printed model looks better printed using Simplify3D than it does in Cura, using the highest quality print settings. That having been said, I can't seem to get a nice tight bottom layer, and that's concerning me.
Has anyone got any thoughts on what settings I could change to make this happen?
Thanks for your time...