This tutorial will go through the steps for creating a Simplify3D process.
- Download all 5 of the attached files at the bottom of this tutorial. The three profiles are set up in a way to easily slice a single material print of Armadillo, Cheetah, or Ninjaflex.
- Open the factory file in Simplify3D, this will initiate some of the standard settings.
- Choose File->New to start a new factory file from the start.
- Import the three provided fff profiles by going to File -> Import fff profile
Your screen should look like the image below:
Double check your machine settings by going to the machine tab under Tools -> Options and ensure that the settings match those below.
Import a model into Simplify3D by clicking on the Import button on the upper left hand side and locate the .stl file that will be printed. In this example, the included calibration ring will be used.
On the lower left-hand side is the process window, click Add to create a new process.
If it is your first time opening up a new process you may see the above settings. Click on Show Advanced.
For single material prints, the only advanced setting that you will have to worry about is the Process Name, Select Profile, and Extruder Toolhead Index.
- Name your process.
- Select a material profile.
- Choose what toolhead your material is currently installed in (this is the Extruder toolhead index)
- If your model will need supports then check Generate Supports and Simplify3D will auto generate supports based on established settings.
- Click OK when done.
Hint: Use some sort of standardization for naming processes, such as T#-Material, it will help differentiate between different processes in the future.
This will close the process window and return you to the main screen. Click Prepare to Print! to start generating tool paths for the H-Series 3D printer.
This will bring up a computer generated simulation of the toolpaths that the printer will take to construct the part. Click on Save toolpaths to Disk and name your gcode. Once the file has been saved Simplify3D should automatically launch into the Diabase Wizard.
Proceed to the next tutorial: