I've been using Simplify3D for about three years, and it occurs to me that I might be using it wrong.
I have no aspirations of becoming a 3D printing maestro, of mastering every setting of my printer (Prusa i3 MK3S) to produce mind-bending supportless overhangs. My printing is mostly functional and not complex. I want to spend most of my 3D printing working time in Tinkercad designing the part; then I want to hit Print and get my part. If it works and it's not ugly, it's good enough.
S3D has a ton of Process settings. I generally only use two of them:
* Raft (yes/no) and dimensions
* Support types and dimensions
That's it. Plus, 99% of what I print is not just the same type of filament (PLA) but even the same *brand* (Hatchbox), because, again, don't care. So I don't even change temperature settings except in the very rare cases where I need a new filament type.
However, those two settings do have to change for every single print. So every single print, I have to muck around in Profiles to pick the values I want. But, they're typically chosen from a small range.
It occurs to me that it would be way more convenient to create a stock set of Processes, and then pick one for my print. However, there doesn't seem to be any way to do that. I can certainly pick from a list of Profiles - but as I understand it, Profile is the subset of process settings for a particular printer; and if the printer doesn't change, the Profile probably shouldn't, either. (If I'm wrong and Profile is actually the entire collection of settings in Process, then... what's the point?)
Help me, S3D community. What am I doing wrong?