Hey all, I'm new to this forum specifically so please let me know if I should post any more information.
I have retraction enabled and calibrated well on my machine. However, I get strange behavior out of Simplify3D that lends to stringing and oozing problems.
When printing a layer of greater complexity than a shape (e.g. internal perimeters) S3D has the printer jumping all over the place. I think it may have something to do with randomizing the layer seam, but that's not the only time this happens.
Basically during a print S3D will make several travel moves that seem unnecessary. But what's frustrating is that it doesn't retract at all - it just throws the nozzle across the print, leaving stringing as the nozzle oozes out a tiny bit. This is happening with all kinds of parts, both self-designed and retrieved from sites such as Thingiverse.
Is there a way to force S3D to retract whenever jumping positions? It might not seem like a big deal, but when printing with PETG the bit of ooze tends to catch on freshly laid lines (<3 seconds old) and drag infill apart.