jeancouche
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:51 am

ARM Apple silicon M1 support

Hello everyone,

Since the company behind Simplify3D has clearly abandoned its baby, I guess that we will never have a natively compatible version of S3D with the Apple ARM chip M1.
That means that, when the "on the fly translation" job made by Rosetta2 will be discontinued by apple, Simplify3D will not work on Apple's PCs.

However, today we still have Rosetta2 so question is : how does Simplify3D work on the current Apple ARM architecture ?

Thanks!
TheMakerRob
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2021 12:01 pm

Re: ARM Apple silicon M1 support

What do you mean Simplify3D has been abandoned? What gives you that idea?
audryhome
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:56 pm

Re: ARM Apple silicon M1 support

What gives us this idea is the fact that NO NEW OF ANY KIND is emerging from S3D regarding V5, enhancements, and so on.

The reality is most of 3D Printer users like me have switched to other products, like CURA, PRUSA, you name it, whose features have almost encompassed those of S3D 4.1.

And the fact that no answer is ever produced is a clear signal.... :evil:
jeancouche
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:51 am

Re: ARM Apple silicon M1 support

I have rented a MacMini M1 (8 CPU and 16GB of RAM) for a few days so I have been able to test Simplify3D on it : it works nicely :-)

For that matter, PrusaSlicer also works great (it has already been optimized for ARM code), Ideamaker also works nicely via Rosetta2.
Cura, however, still has some bugs but it is usable.

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