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Simplify3D on iOS

Tue May 29, 2018 5:24 pm

I'd love to see a version of Simply3D on iOS. With the processing power of recent model iPhones, it should be feasible. Right now, if I want to start a print while I'm out and about, I have to VNC into my laptop, run Simplify3D, and upload to my Octopi before I can initiate the print from my phone. If my laptop isn't plugged into power and is asleep, that workflow falls apart. It would be great to do all that on my phone without the VNC step.

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Re: Simplify3D on iOS

Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:56 pm

YES, second that! I have the 2gen iPad Pro 12.9”. I use UMake and Shaper3D apps. These are top quality 3D design apps. So the iPad can do it especially the newest iPad is even faster than my iPad. Right now I use an app file Browser to log into my Lenovo 2 in 1 running windows 10. Then I connect the Lenovo to my Monoprice Mini delta by USB. This works but it would be really nice just to be able to WiFi into the printer to upload the gcode file directly from my iPad. Skipingall the other steps. Right now in the windows Simplify3D version it does not have a WiFi option.
I think with File Browser you could remote in to an Octopi if you don’t mind using the Octopi’s Slicing software.

This option for an iPad app is really needed.


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Re: Simplify3D on iOS

Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:18 pm

Thanks for all the great ideas and discussion. Our app has been optimized for Windows tablets and 2 in 1's for quite some time now. I'll log this as a feature request for our development team.
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Re: Simplify3D on iOS

Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:07 pm

I just want to say again, first how much I love Simplify3D. I am going to buy the next version of the iPad Gen 4 of the 12.9” size. I would love love love an iPad version. I would even pay another $150.00 for the iPad version. That is how much I want an iPad version. You make it, I will buy it!
I have been using the iPadOS 13 Beta. This is a big update. Namely the iPad can now read and write any file to an SD card or memory stick. Many improvements that make it an even more powerful computing device. Now with the use of USB-C connector on the new iPads.
I use Shapr3D on my iPad Pro 12.9” 2nd gen and is a top notch professional app.
Right now I have to export/copy the stl file from Shapr3D over wifi to my lenovo notebook. To finish setting up in Simplify3D. This process is fairly straight forward but having Simplify3D on my iPad would be much simpler and a much more streamlined process.
I am testing the Beta version of Shapr3d. I would test the Beta version of Simplify3d if available.

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