BladerunnerxRC
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Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:17 pm

I really like S3D... but if I am going to shell out over $100, again, v5 better go well beyond just catching up with PrusaSlicer (Slic3r) and Cura (both having been updated on a regular basis with added features and bug fixes on a timely basis). I honestly have been on PrusaSlicer 80% of the time, Cura 15% and S3D 5%.
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llange
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Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:14 pm

I agree with BladerunnerxRC, Prusa slicer and Cura are getting better on every update. Cura's graphical interface is terrible in my opinion, but Prusa's graphics is rocking. I'm just testing it better and setting it up properly to start replacing S3D. S3D v5 must be a huge woooowwwww, otherwise you won't see my money again.

Wallabear
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Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:04 am

S3D-Chris wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:15 pm
Jarhead wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:38 pm


We will be posting more information about new features later in the year as the release gets closer. This will include updates planned for Version 4 which we are working on at the same time!

If you have features you want to see in the software please let us know with a feature request: viewforum.php?f=23


Another month and still no more information. So much for people doing what they promised they would!!!!! Heck even if they are completely off of their timeline they should let us know. there are now 3 months left in the year and not even a teaser of what is to come.

jmone
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Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:41 am

It will be interesting to see what slicer first brings non-planer slicing to the market first.
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llange
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Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:15 am

jmone wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:41 am
It will be interesting to see what slicer first brings non-planer slicing to the market first.
Surely won't be S3D....

gwhite
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Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:02 pm

So, any updates on when the upgrade is coming out? It's October, and back in February, S3D said "later this year". It's getting pretty later...

I (and many others) have put in feature requests that have not been included in Version 4. Unless 5.0 comes out soon, I'm going to bite the bullet and try to switch to Cura. There isn't a Cura profile for my machine (MakerGear M2E). I've been reluctant to try to figure that out myself after reports of extruder crashes from someone who tried...

mroek
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Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:31 am

The lack of updates on the update is a bit concerning. June is now a long time ago, and we're even nearing the end of the year, so version 5 should hopefully be close to ready now.

Could the community please have some info on what is going on, and what to expect?

nuggetz
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Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:24 am

I gotta say that as a Prusa owner I've been using Slic3r a lot more these days. With Prusa's modifier meshes, I was able to save lots of print time by setting part of a complex model to 80% infill while allowing the bulk of the model to print at 20%. This cannot be done in S3D. In a way, modifier meshes are a lot more powerful than simple customizable supports - even with multiple processes.

However, when the print was complete, I very dissatisfied with the print quality of areas just above supports in Slic3r so I decided to slice the same model in S3D. Since the settings are a bit different, I wasn't able to set up both slicers exactly the same. In S3D, I always use low support infill % and then bump up the density on the dense supports to 85% at use at least 3 layers of those. This saves time and allows a pretty tight support structure. In Slicer I set up dense supports to 0.1mm spacing and the results were awful. Using Rectilinear grid supports, I was able to break them away easier in Slic3r but the surface quality was so bad I could not possibly give the print to my customer and had to reprint it using S3D which took another 14 hours to complete.

I dont know what S3D does differently but I've always been able to go back to it on those important pieces and it's never failed me. I know I can rely on it. As long as the same magic exists in 5.0 I'll gladly pay for an upgrade. They will surely add modifier meshes and that will be the icing on the cake for me.

arhi
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Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:48 pm

nuggetz wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:24 am
This cannot be done in S3D.
while I use slic3r and prusa slicer and love the mesh modifiers, this is really untrue. everything you can do with mesh modifiers you can do with s3d processes. It's not as simple and there are few bugs/weird behavior (shell between processes) but all in all processes are actually more powerful than modifier mesh, just require more work (for e.g. you have to split part in multiple parts so you can select each part to be separate process and have different infill)

nuggetz wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:24 am
However, when the print was complete, I very dissatisfied with the print quality of areas just above supports in Slic3r
it depends on your material and configuration, for e.g. for PETG I tuned prusa slicer better than S3D for supports so supports are easy to remove and underside looks awesome with Prusa Slicer while with S3D it's hard to remove and crappy underside. On the other side ABS (that I print most) I tuned better in S3D so in S3D removing support is easy and underside looks good while on Prusa Slicer underside gets ugly and fuses and ..

there's probbly a lot that can be done for both slicers in terms of supports (for e.g. attm cura has most features wrt supports, there are tree supports there, there are other types of support structures that can save a lot of material and time printing supports) but that's not for this topic imo (paid new release) ...
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S3D-Chris
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Re: Paid upgrade For 2019 upcoming Version 5.0

Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:27 pm

gwhite wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:02 pm
So, any updates on when the upgrade is coming out? It's October, and back in February, S3D said "later this year". It's getting pretty later...

I (and many others) have put in feature requests that have not been included in Version 4. Unless 5.0 comes out soon, I'm going to bite the bullet and try to switch to Cura. There isn't a Cura profile for my machine (MakerGear M2E). I've been reluctant to try to figure that out myself after reports of extruder crashes from someone who tried...
Our development team continues to make significant progress on Version 5 and we are still on schedule to release V5 later this year. We will be posting more information including pricing and features as we get closer to the release date!

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