Simplify3D In-Depth Articles

A wealth of information is available to help you become acquainted with the Simplify3D All-In-One 3D Printing Software. Topics are grouped by experience levels so you can find the information you need quickly and easily.

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  • Level 1 : Beginner
  • Level 2 : Intermediate
  • Level 3 : Advanced

Identifying and Repairing Common Mesh Errors

There are plenty of 3D models available on the internet, but many of these files were not optimized for 3D printing. This tutorial will teach you how to repair common mesh errors that you might find in these files so that you will know how to troubleshoot these issues if you encounter them.

Working with File Types

This introductory tutorial will help you understand how different file types are used in Simplify3D. You’ll also learn how to save these files to develop a more efficient workflow.

Different Settings for Different Regions of a Model

Learn how to apply different slicing settings for one specific layer or region. This unique ability of the software opens up a whole new world of possibilites and makes printer calibration a breeze!

Printing With Multiple Extruders

Learn how to get the most out of your 3D printer with multiple extruders. This tutorial will teach you about popular topics such as multi-color printing or using alternate materials for support structures.

Rafts, Skirts and Brims!

This tutorial will help you understand the differences between rafts, skirts and brims. All three techniques provide a starting point for your model, but they have different uses and advantages.

3D Printing G-Code Tutorial

This guide covers to 10 most common G-Code commands you need to know for 3D printing. We explain what each command does and provide examples that you can test on your own 3D printer.

Beginner’s Guide to Auto Bed Leveling

Making sure your 3D printer has a level build platform is a critical factor for ensuring accurate prints. This article will explain why the auto bed leveling feature is important and how to use it in Simplify3D to ensure you are printing on a level bed every time.

Perfecting the First Layer

A successful first layer is vital to a successful print. This tutorial will guide you through the steps to insure that your first layer sticks to the bed every time. While it might be tempting to start printing, the first step is to make sure your machine is properly calibrated and leveled.

Adding and Modifying Support Structures

This tutorial will teach you about the unique ability of the Simplify3D software to control where support structures are placed. The software will make a suggestion about where support material should be placed and then you can add or remove as needed.

Importing and Manipulating Your Models

The first step to using the Simplify3D software is knowing how to import your models into the program. This tutorial covers what 3D file types are supported, how to get your files into the software, and basic model manipulation and positioning.

Printing Thin Walls and Small Features

Learn the best ways to print thin walls on your 3D printer. We also cover tips for gaps on the inside of your part so that you can ensure these voids are perfectly filled in.

Multi-Part Printing

If you frequently print more than one model at a time, this is a great tutorial to read! You will learn about topics like sequential printing and even how to specify different settings for different models on your build platter.