Simplify3D has a great system in which you can setup processes. A process is your slicing settings that you can apply to models on your print bed. This allows you to setup multiple processes for a single print, which has countless possibilities. For instance, if you are printing seven models, and want different infills/perimeters/speeds/layer heights for each one, you could do that through using seven processes. Likewise, if you had six models on your bed and wanted three of them with 100% infill, and three of them with 0% infill, you could create two processes and set that up. If you've used the Dual Extrusion Wizard, that will quickly setup and group two processes for you which makes things particularly easy.
For setting up multiple processes for a print please see these links:
Dual Extrusion Wizard
https://www.simplify3d.com/support/tuto ... extruders/
Different settings for different parts
https://www.simplify3d.com/support/tuto ... -printing/
Different settings for one part
https://www.simplify3d.com/support/tuto ... f-a-model/
To recap, a process contains your slicing settings and can be applied to different models on your print bed.
One common mistake with the process system is stacking up unneeded processes in the list:
Reasons why keeping a running list of processes is not recommended:
- For prints that take multiple processes such as Sequential Printing (1 process per part), you'll quickly run out of room when stacking these new processes on-top of your processes that you are storing in this section.
- If you select slice and then just pick the process you want to slice your model, it will not change your current Build Dimensions, Firmware Configuration or Bed Model when slicing. You need to open the FFF Settings window, and then click Okay to enable these overrides. If you have more than one printer, this means that using this workflow will lead to errors.
- When using features such as the Dual Extrusion Wizard, it will not give you the choice to select Processes you've created, it looks for Profiles, which is why it's important to save your settings as a Profile.
- Using the Configuration Assistant will delete all processes and only leave the newly selected file, which can be frustrating.
- Dual extrusion wizard will delete all processes and only leave the newly created processes, which can be frustrating.
- The first step would be to go to Help-->Configuration Assistant and select the printer profiles you need.
- Then it's recommended to use the Save as New and Update Profile buttons to create a running list of printers and settings
- After you have these setup, you would just need to select Edit Process Settings and then select the Profile you'd like to use.
- Using this method will make the software much more intuitive and user friendly overall, so I highly recommend this workflow!