Simplify3D Release notes – Changelog version 1.0 to version s3d 3.1.1

Last modified on 11 March, 2018 at 18 h 12 min


Version 3.1.1

  • Added complete multi-language translations for Japanese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish
  • Updated Dual Extrusion Wizard to support printers with 3 or more extruders
  • Greatly improved dense support structure processing for complex models
  • Improved post-processing script performance
  • Improved placement for M103 commands within BFB files
  • Added support for over 20 new 3D printers including the Monoprice MP Select Mini, TEVO Tarantula i3, Wanhao Duplicator 6, Geeetech Delta Rostock Mini G2s Pro, Geeetech Prusa i3, bq Witbox 2, 3D Systems CubeX, Hatchbox Alpha, and Felix Pro 1


Version 3.1.0

Click here to read more about Version 3.1 and to view the official announcement for this release

  • Added support for XYZprinting da Vinci 1.1 Plus, da Vinci 1.0 Pro, and da Vinci Jr. 1.0
  • Updated support for latest FlashForge Dreamer firmware and new FlashForge Finder 3D printer
  • New support for Bits-from-Bytes (BFB) file format including automatic flowrate control
  • New file format export options to streamline the creation and management of multiple file formats
  • Added support for line numbering and checksums during USB printing for real-time error checking and improved reliability
  • Numerous enhancements to USB printing for da Vinci machines including real-time preview tracking and progress reporting
  • Added support for Wi-Fi printing to da Vinci 1.1 Plus and da Vinci 1.0 Pro
  • Multiple process dialog now uses the previously selected processes as the default selection
  • More intuitive file extension prompts when exporting toolpaths into different file formats
  • New firmware configuration option for using software-based flow control
  • Cross-section tool now allows easy selection and editing of internal model features including interior support structures
  • Customized profiles created using the Configuration Assistant will now be compatible with the Dual Extrusion Wizard
  • Improved pre-heating sequence for multiple extruders
  • Improved retract-while-wiping performance for complex shapes and fill patterns
  • Improved retractions when creating multiple ooze shields and prime pillars
  • Continued improvements to the slicing engine for automatically handling models with slight defects or mesh errors
  • Improved filtering for small movements during toolpath generation
  • Improved support for latest Smoothieware firmware and USB communication protocols
  • Post-processing scripts can now contain commas
  • Post-processing comments in the gcode header will now be maintained to avoid extra line breaks or invalid commands
  • Improved warnings for firmware or machine settings that will be overriden by your process settings
  • New warning to prevent closing the software when an active print is running
  • New licensing improvements for easier management of software installations
  • Added over 30 new pre-configured profiles including the 3D Systems CubePro, BCN3D Sigma, bq Prusa i3 Hephestos 2, Cocoon Create 3D Printer, CTC Bizer Dual, E3D BigBox, LulzBot TAZ 6, MendelMax 3.0 Dual, Monoprice Maker Select, PowerSpec Ultra, Raise3D N2, re:3D Gigabot 2 XL and Gigabot 3 XL, Renkforce RF2000, Kossel Pro, Robo3D R1+, Turnigy Fabrikator and Fabrikator Mini, Ultimaker 2+, Ultimaker 2 Extended+, DeltaWASP 20×40, and DeltaWASP 40×70


Version 3.0.2

  • Recent file lists are now updated when saving factory files or exporting STL files
  • Better support for custom firmware configurations that use X3G files
  • Faster and more accurate duplicate triangle detection for improved mesh repair
  • Improved naming prompts when exporting factory files and FFF profiles
  • Fixed issue that occurred when using avoid crossing outlines feature with new retract while wiping functionality
  • Added over 30 new pre-configured profiles: 3DP Unlimited 3DP1000, ATOM 2.0 3D Printer, BeeVeryCreative BeeTheFirst, Boots Industries BI V2.5, Big Builder 3D Printer, CreatBot DM, CreatBot DX, Dreammaker OverLord, Dreammaker OverLord Pro, LulzBot TAZ Dual Extruder Version, M3D Micro 3D Printer, Mankati Fullscale XT Plus, Mass Portal Pharaoh ED, Morgan 3D RepRap Morgan Mega, Morgan 3D RepRap Morgan Pro, Multec M200, Multec M300, Polar3D Printer, Printrbot Play, Printrbot Plus Metal, Rapide Lite 100, Rapide Lite 100XL, Rapide Lite 200, Rapide Lite 200XL, Renkforce RF1000, RigidBot Regular, RigodBot Big, Solidoodle Workbench, Solidoodle Workbench Apprentice, SystemCreate Bellulo, Velleman Vertex K8400, Wanhao Duplicator i3


Version 3.0.1

  • Fixed issue with bed leveling wizard that affected some specific printers
  • Improved bed and extruder setpoint tracking so that input boxes will not be affected when the temperature is turned off at the end of a print
  • Better prompts for the “Default” FFF profile when trying to overwrite it
  • Improvements for support extra inflation distance to ensure uniform support
  • Better support for native file associations
  • Better support for 3D models exported with meters as the length unit
  • Miscellaneous stability improvements


Version 3.0.0

  • Revamped user interface so that frequently used tools are more intuitive and easier to use
  • Completely new user profile system that makes it much easier to create and manage multiple profiles
  • Profiles are now synced automatically so that each customer receives the latest profiles the moment they are available
  • New simplified options for creating and editing material and quality auto-configure options
  • New coloring options for the animated previewer
  • New model settings pane that opens on the side of the workspace so that it does not obstruct the view
  • You can now adjust the scale of the model by specifying the desired part dimensions
  • New options to specify the internal infill pattern including 5 new popular infill patterns
  • New option to avoid crossing outlines by diverting the travel path
  • Added option to expand bridging regions to improve overlap with layer below
  • Added new options to update the firmware configuration from within an FFF profile
  • Translation, scaling, and rotation changes will now be retained when saving a factory file
  • New option to reorient a model so that the selected surface is laying flat on the bed
  • New option to split a mesh into its connected surfaces
  • New option to scale an object to the maximum size that will fit inside the build volume
  • New options to mirror model across a coordinate plane
  • Added a new repair option to identify self-intersecting surfaces
  • Added new multi-extruder functionality to help prime extruder and protect your dual-extrusion prints from oozing
  • Added a new dual extrusion wizard
  • New option to print one skirt outline with each extruder so that each one is primed before starting the print
  • Added ability to select and manipulate multiple parts at once
  • Added copy/paste keyboard shortcuts to duplicate selected models or processes
  • Added ability to quickly delete models on the build table using the backspace or delete keys
  • Added undo and redo functionality
  • Added the ability to group and ungroup models so that you can lock the relative position of related parts
  • New 3D transformation gizmo for interactively manipulating models in 3D space
  • New keyboard shortcuts for nearly all of the commonly used actions
  • Windows now save their location so that you do not need to reposition them each time the software is opened
  • When you import a new model, all of the parts on the build table remain in the same position instead of being automatically rearranged
  • Numerous slicer improvements to increase overall part strength
  • Improved joint overlap between outer perimeter walls and top/bottom solid layers
  • Many significant improvements for toolpath optimization
  • Added option to perform retraction during wipe movements, this allows for creating non-stationary retractions
  • New option to only include support material that touches the build platform surface
  • Added a new orthoscopic display mode
  • New option to specify the filament density for more accurate weight calculations
  • Added a new retraction script to allow scripting of custom movements whenever a retraction is triggered
  • Origin offsets can now be negative
  • Added new tag so that a single FFF profile can be used to describe settings for different extruder configurations
  • Added a new option to group processes, any settings that are identical between the two grouped processes will be locked and changed together
  • Improved memory management
  • Added a recent file menu to access recently loaded models and factory files
  • Smarter save intelligence so that the software will only ask to save a factory file or profile if changes have been made
  • Preview settings are now saved so that they will be maintained after reopening the software
  • When you click on a process, it will now highlight any models that the process applies to
  • Numerous speed improvements across many parts of the application, software can create and preview gcode 3x faster than previous 2.x versions
  • Improved scrolling on Mac trackpads and mice
  • Added transformation actions that can be automatically performed on every imported model
  • Added the ability to specify toolhead offsets for machines that do not support this functionality in the firmware
  • Added a new options to expand bridging regions so that they have more overlap with the supported surfaces below
  • Changing steps per mm in X3G tab of firmware config will now affect the x3g files
  • Smaller step sizes for many of the inputs make it easier to make small settings adjustments, you can also use the up/down keys on your keyboard to adjust a settings once it is selected
  • Implemented correct tab ordering across the entire GUI to enable easier navigation with a keyboard
  • Numerous improvements for USB communication
  • Nearly 100 minor fixes and improvements for issues in previous 2.x versions
  • Added over 25 new pre-configured profiles: Bonsai Lab BS01, bq Prusa i3 Hephestos, bq Witbox, DeltaMaker 3D Printer, FusionTech ideaPrinter F100, gCreate gMax 1.5 XT, German RepRap PRotos V3, German RepRap X350, LulzBot Mini, LulzBot TAZ 5, Malyan M180, Mankati Fullscale XT, MendelMax 3.0, Printrbot Plus Single, Printrbot Plus Dual, Rostock MAX v2, Sharebot Kiwi-3D, Sharebot NG Dual, Sharebot XXL, Solidoodle Press, Solidoodle 4, Solidoodle Workbench, Tumaker Voladora, Ultimaker 2 Go, Ultimaker 2 Extended


Version 2.2.2

  • Added support for Dremel Idea Builder 3D printer
  • Improved support for FlashForge Dreamer with improved communication and significantly faster uploading
  • New option to modify the placement of model outlines in the XY plane to allow for small dimensional adjustments
  • The intelligent movement planner was updated to improve efficiency in some scenarios by minimizing total travel time
  • When restarting a print at an elevated height, the intelligent movement planner will help avoid any potential collisions with the previously printed model
  • Improved support for Z18 heated build chamber
  • Faster file transfers for MakerBot 5th Generations printers
  • Improved USB communication reliability during processor intensive tasks
  • Added support for the Moment 3D printer
  • Updated Zinter Pro settings to accommodate latest firmware revisions


Version 2.2.1

  • Added direct USB support for FlashForge Dreamer
  • Further optimization improvements for print sequences to reduce printing time
  • Speed improvements for .makerbot file exports
  • More realistic thumbnail images for MakerBot 5th Gen machines
  • Improved mouse clicking for collections of screens with different DPI ratios
  • If a process was previously applied to all models, it will retain this trait even as more models are added
  • Several raft changes to improve separation and ensure proper placement
  • Improved communication for da Vinci printers running Repetier firmware
  • Improved bed leveling wizard for the da Vinci 2.0
  • Improved configuration assistant profiles for delta printers
  • Added an option to deactivate license when uninstalling
  • Updated user interface to disable some options during virtual previews
  • Added pre-configured profiles for Airwolf HDL/HD/HDx, FlashForge Creator Pro, Velleman 8200/8400, Kossel Mini, and Bits for Bytes 3D Touch
  • Updated profiles for Zinter Pro and Leapfrog Creatr HS
  • Fixed an issue where some manual support structures were not properly saving


Version 2.2.0

  • Added direct USB support for XYZprinting Da Vinci printers
  • Added direct USB support for MakerBot 5th Generation printers
  • Improved slicing to avoid gaps between thin walls
  • Added option to specify infill extrusion width for stronger interior structures
  • Added the ability to choose which extruder is used for the raft, skirt, and brim
  • Added the ability to create dense support layers at the surface of the part, saving time and material
  • Added option to use larger extrusion widths on the first layer for better adhesion
  • Improved optimizations for perimeter printing order
  • Improved interaction of rafts, skirts, and support structures for multi-process builds
  • Added the ability to set a larger tool change retraction that can help prevent oozing with multiple extruders
  • Added option for mm/s speed display units
  • Added the ability to modify the top and bottom outer solid layer speed to improve surface finish
  • Added build statistics for part weight
  • Added options to change the grid spacing on the build table to a distance of your choosing
  • Added option to hide coordinate axes
  • Improved support for a wider range of OBJ file formats
  • Bridging extrusion multiplier can now be greater than 100% for thin layer height prints
  • All G0 commands have been replaced with G1 for better cross compatibility
  • Added preconfigured profiles for XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0/2.0, MakerBot Replicator Mini/5th Gen/Z18, FlashForge Dreamer, re:3D Gigabot, PowerSpec 3D X/Pro, and IonCore Zinter Pro


Version 2.1.2

  • Added support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • Improved Mac and Linux 250000 bps baud rate support
  • When using the Import button, the user can now select multiple files to load at once
  • Brim has been improved so that it remains attached to the part, even with support material enabled
  • Added support for up to 6 different extruders
  • Bed Leveling Wizard now supports a wider range of custom XY coordinates
  • Added pre-configured profiles for the Leapfrog Creatr XL, ZYYX 3D Printer, Multec Multirap M200, and German RepRap NEO/PRotos/X400
  • Added the ability to remove multiple profiles at once
  • Filament cost calculations are now compatible with a wider range of currencies
  • Quality auto-configure XML tags can now be nested inside of material auto-configure tags to allow more detailed settings combinations


Version 2.1.1

  • Added option to disable automatic USB device detection
  • Removed redundant tool change commands when using [new_tool] in your tool change script
  • Added the ability to output gcode files with .gcode, .gco, or .g extensions (for easier SD card writing)
  • Fixed issue where minimum layer times could be discarded when importing certain types of FFF profiles
  • Improved compatibility with Retina display devices
  • Added file association support so that certain filetypes can be opened directly with the Simplify3D Software (using Open With command, for example)
  • Added MBot GRID II, MendelMax 2.0, Cyrus, TAM 2014 Series1, Robo3D, and Wanhao 4/4X profiles
  • Added option to define the separation distance between the raft and the bottom layer of the part
  • Added option to pause at a specific location in a gcode file using M0/M1 commands
  • Added option to define different filament price/kg for specific materials
  • Miscellaneous improvements to slicer stability and robustness


Version 2.1.0

  • Added new Configuration Assistant to help with first-time setup
  • Application state is now saved by default
  • Models are automatically centered after importing (with option to disable)
  • Added option to disable raft base layers
  • Added option for non-uniform model scaling
  • Greatly improved the speed of support structure calculations
  • Support pillar resolutions as low as 1mm are now allowed for better modeling of small geometry
  • Improvements for overlapping manual supports
  • Added support for canceling builds from MakerBot and Sailfish LCD menus
  • Multiple models can now be easily merged together during slicing
  • Model Settings window now updates the 3D model in real-time as numeric values are changed
  • Added an extra option for start point positions which allows all of these points to be aligned at a specific XY location
  • Sequential printing order can now be controlled based on the order of the selected processes
  • Added Select None option to simplify selecting a single model from a long list of options
  • Setting a first layer height > 100% will now extrude an extra thick layer instead of just shifting the Z-position
  • Fixed communication issues with bed leveling wizard
  • Fixed minor issue with per-layer fan speed controls
  • Added better support for scaling and rotating multiple models at once using the Shift key
  • Added factory file name to window title bar
  • Added the ability to remove included profiles from the drop down list
  • Added automatic checking for incompatible filenames when exporting x3g files


Version 2.0.1

  • Better error handling for USB upload of poorly formatted G-Code files
  • Added option for reduced support structure printing speeds
  • Better retraction movements for complex support structures
  • Improved behavior for retraction between layers
  • Verified that correct toolhead is always selected after USB connection is established
  • Better support for pausing builds mid-print and performing manual actions
  • Added new options to configure endstop homing directions
  • Improved temperature auto-configuring so that disabled heaters will always remain turned off
  • More reasonable limits for extrusion multiplier inputs
  • Corrected some rare previewer prompts for special case scenarios
  • Fix for manually turning off secondary extruder when using multiple toolheads
  • Fix for manually moving multiple models together using the Shift key
  • Fixed issue where program would close immediately after successful activation on some operating systems
  • Miscellaneous profile updates


Version 2.0.0

  • Added direct USB control for MakerBot-style printers (including FlashForge, MBot, etc)
  • Almost a dozen new pre-configured profiles for popular printers such as the Replicator 1, Leapfrog Creatr, Printrbot, Solidoodle, and more
  • New sequential printing mode for enhanced multiple process printing
  • Added helical printing mode for single outlines parts such as vases or bracelets
  • Added new method for simple stacked infill or half-height outlines by specifying the infill layer interval
  • Added wipe option to help avoid excessive stringing with bowden extruders or other leaky nozzles
  • Vastly improved ooze control settings with more control over retraction behavior
  • Improved 5D extrusion rates for low layer height printing
  • Automatic model repair for non-manifold models during slicing
  • Greatly improved Machine Control Panel support for dual extruders
  • Previewer has been updated to show entire build by default, play/pause button has new smart rewind feature
  • New option to automatically load preview after G-Code preparation without extra prompt
  • First layer height can now be changed without affecting the first layer extrusion width, allows better squishing of filament for better adhesion
  • Inner perimeter speeds are now controlled based on outer-most outline speed
  • Improved raft with easier separation from part surface
  • Bed leveling wizard now includes option to specify custom Z-height for leveling movements
  • Added option for custom tool change G-Code scripts
  • Added option for bridging fan speed override
  • New cylindrical build table representation for delta printers
  • Improved resizing of FFF Settings for small resolution screens
  • Improved compatibility for lower-end graphics cards
  • Removed arc detection and G2/G3 replacement since it was a large source of user problems due to incompatible RepRap firmwares
  • Better detection and prevention of harmful heated bed temperature settings
  • More decimal places for finer resolution on layer height setting
  • Better initial directory prompts after first time installation


Version 1.1.5

  • Addition of new Bed Leveling Wizard (found at Tools > Bed Leveling Wizard)
  • Added support for multitouch tablet and trackpad gestures
  • Added support for control boards that do not allow reset via USB (i.e. Printrboards, Gen6, etc)
  • Better importing and error handling for binary STL files that disobey the format standards
  • Improvements for OBJ file parsing to support a wider variety of formats
  • Improved solidity for solid infill regions
  • Special case improvements for 100% infill
  • Smoothing improvements for raft and skirt outlines
  • Speed improvements for support generation with large models
  • Added maximize button to Machine Control Panel window
  • Added numeric value to FFF Settings infill slider
  • Better sorting for temperature and fan speed layer setpoints
  • Better padding for temperature plot data so high temperature data won’t be directly on the roof
  • Communication improvement to allow for larger serial cache sizes
  • Automated handling of communication timeouts to force a build to continue without user interaction (see Tools > Firmware Configuration, Communication tab)
  • Fix for bug that was affecting some first layer extrusion widths when using manually defined values
  • Fix for Z-lift retraction movements that could previously cause movements too close to print surface
  • Fixed extruder coasting bug that would appear with some large coasting distances


Version 1.1.4

  • Added 230400 bps baud rate option (i.e. for Type A Machines Series1)
  • Added G-Code library to display your most recent prints and easily access previous builds
  • Added X/Y/Z position readout and ability to zero each axis independently
  • Condensed Machine Control Panel to allow for easy visibility on small screen sizes
  • MakerBot printers are now successfully detected with direct control coming soon!
  • Added warning for non right-hand coordinate systems to ensure correct convention is maintained
  • X3G files can now be generated for combined FFF processes
  • Added warning if trying to activate without an active internet connection
  • Several big improvements to core slicing engine
  • Continued improvements to default M2 and Replicator 2 profiles
  • Added [primary_extruder_temperature] and [bed_temperature] placeholder variables for start G-Code script
  • Added [previous_Z_position] placeholder variable to layer change script and [current_Z_position] to layer change and ending scripts
  • Firmware configuration has been condensed and reorganized
  • Improved profile management by adding remove button and not listing the entire filepath in the drop down menu
  • Updated labels so that advanced FFF settings are easier to find
  • Added ability to rename macro buttons with custom labels
  • Enabled duplicate temperature identifiers between the bed and an extruder (i.e. for Replicator 2X)
  • Fixed bug with temperature identifiers not being correctly implemented for multiple extruders
  • Updated Sailfish/MakerBot firmware config to use M140 for HBP temperature and M6 for stabilizing (better compatibility with RepG and GPX)
  • Streamlined some of the mesh repair tasks to be quicker to use and provide more feedback on their success
  • Updated infill angle inputs to allow for negative numbers
  • Small fix for making very thin builds with start/stop printing at height settings
  • New addition of experimental concentric infill pattern for outer surfaces
  • Improvement for very tall multi-layer skirts to avoid intersections with model
  • Further stability improvements for very large previews


Version 1.1.3

  • Complete overhaul of MCP jog controls with addition of new interactive jog panel
  • Major improvements to preview rendering routines to optimize graphics performance even in High Detail mode
  • Added simple checkbox option to create x3g files for use with Makerbot printers (using GPX plugin)
  • Added option to automatically check for software updates with server
  • Skirt offset of zero now corresponds to a brim which can be used for better bed adhesion
  • Updated temperature parsing for serial communication to work with older version of Marlin firmware
  • Detection of potential surface bumps and model artifacts to try to actively remove them and smooth surface
  • Added previewer colorbar to illustrate printing speed changes
  • Updated previewer color scheme to take better advantage of full RGB spectrum for typical printing speeds
  • General improvements to bridging routines
  • Added [install_dir] placeholder variable for post-processing G-Code scripts
  • Continued improvements to internal slicing engine
  • Added ability to adjust mouse/keyboard shortcuts for view and model positioning
  • Added Shift + Left Button zooming shortcut (for those without a scroll wheel)
  • Moved progress bar and time estimates to bottom of screen for better visibility
  • Improved Options panel with better groupings for various settings
  • Added additional warnings for experimental baud rates on some platforms
  • Fixed bug that was affecting some instances of FFF process combining
  • Fixed lighting bug with preview rendering on Mac OS X systems
  • Fixed rare bug where temperature monitoring could potentially become unresponsive
  • Fixed retraction bug with radial arc compensation under certain G-Code settings
  • Fixed bug when opening multiple .factory files into the same workspace
  • New integrated MakerBot Replicator 2 profile
  • Added firmware configuration for CubeX printers
  • Updated M2 profile with better nozzle cleaning and wiping routine


Version 1.1.2

  • Addition of Windows 64-bit binary that provide significant improvement in available memory for process
  • Improved visualizations for support pillar placement
  • New option to print islands sequentially instead of optimizing travel time (useful for small parts with multiple islands to prevent overheating)
  • Machine Control Panel has been updated to automatically monitor temperatures upon connection
  • Added ability to parse heater setpoints even if set from SD card file
  • Added cross platform method to keep computers from going to sleep during active builds (since this can disrupt serial communication)
  • Added ability to include post processing commands
  • Added [output_filename] and [output_filepath] placeholder variables
  • Disabled G2/G3 arc detection for M2 profile since Marlin firmware still has trouble with these commands (long pauses during microcontroller trig calculations)
  • Update to allow increased number of skirt or raft layers
  • Added animation for build dimension changes to help illustrate when FFF profile stroke overrides are taking effect
  • Added warning for slow USB serial port transfers to SD card (much faster to just plug the SD card into your computer)
  • Buttons for setting the extruder and bed temperatures have been updated to be more intuitive
  • Added visual indicators to quickly show if extruder and bed heaters are turned on
  • Added option to disable sticky G-Code parameters to support a wider variety of printers (i.e. CubeX)
  • Added option to disable auto-run prompt after previewing of G-Code files
  • Updated UI to automatically switch to progress bar view once USB serial upload has begun
  • Fixed bug that could interrupt transferring files to SD card
  • Updates to Sailfish firmware settings


Version 1.1.1

  • Added integrated support for Sailfish firmware
  • Added new profile specifically for Prusa Mendel printers
  • Continued speed improvements to slicing algorithms
  • G-Code output now uses Fan Off G-Code instead of just setting Fan Power to 0%
  • Better firmware and FFF settings names for included profiles
  • Added ability to override machine dimensions from FFF profiles (useful for people with multiple printers)
  • Improved default retraction and extrusion element sizing for low detail previews
  • Improved plastic volume estimates when using multiple nozzles with different diameters
  • Added [progress] placeholder variable to custom G-Code fields (example “M73 P[progress]” becomes “M73 P53” if build is 53% through total layers)
  • Added option for generic begin comment character (typically a semicolon) to support some atypical firmwares
  • Added option to exclude M101/M102/M103 commands since they are no longer used by many 5D firmwares
  • Added option to disable G92 E0 commands since this causes issues with some legacy firmwares
  • Fixed bug that was affecting program execution on some Linux systems
  • Fixed bug with G2/G3 commands producing NaN extrusion distances
  • Fixed bug with low detail preview mode where rendering of large models could be corrupted
  • Fixed bug that was causing first layer to be overly squished
  • Fixed bug that was causing “Could not open file for reading” error when moving from preview to print and not already connected to machine
  • Minor fix for combining G-Code files with different temperatures and fan speeds
  • Improved toolchange support for various firmware flavors
  • Better constancy for G-Code layer tags
  • Better settings and descriptions for arc detection and modification routines
  • Updated speed defaults to protect some lower-end machines
  • Removed process name and “Apply to Models” information from FFF profile import so it won’t be overwritten when changing settings
  • Added Scripts tab on FFF settings window along with other miscellaneous UI improvements


Version 1.1.0

  • Added auto-configuration options for Medium and High quality printing
  • Improved accuracy for build time estimates
  • Estimated print time and necessary filament are now displayed after creating a G-Code file
  • Added ability to set min and max height for slicing
  • Added new dialogs for slicing multiple FFF processes into a single G-Code file
  • Creator now supports different settings for different models on the same build plate or even different settings for different vertical sections of the same model
  • Added ability to exclude first layer temperature settings from G-Code files and set manually via the MCP
  • Added requirement for first layer temperature setpoint if using stabilize at startup
  • Fan speed blip to full speed now only occurs if new speed is less than 80% (no need for blip if new speed is already 100%)
  • Per-layer preview now separates G-Code moves made during the custom ending G-Code section
  • Preview support for homing commands (G28)
  • Added display for layer number when using per-layer previewing
  • Adjusted support algorithms so that support will always be placed directly on build surface regardless of lower separation layers setting
  • Further slicer improvements for self-intersecting meshes
  • Removed unnecessary Z-coordinates from G-Code output
  • Added better debug output to status bar messages
  • Removed empty serial ports from listing
  • Changed “Primary Extruder Temp” to just “Primary Extruder” so it has a clearer relationship to Heated Bed
  • Improved descriptions in Support Generation dialog
  • Moved G-Code X/Y/Z offsets onto G-Code tab
  • Added option for different X/Y and Z axis movement speeds (make sure to update/verify these settings!)
  • Updated default retraction and movement speeds to improve print quality
  • Added extra skirt outline to M2 profile to ensure stabilized flow prior to starting model
  • Slower initial retraction for anchor point when starting a print
  • Fixed bug where some temperatures might not be parsed from G-Code file depending on firmware settings
  • Fixed bug with Print from SD Card command while monitoring temperatures
  • Fixed bug where Temperature Monitoring could be inadvertently left on, interrupting startup communication
  • Minor fixes for Z-lift retraction moves


Version 1.0.7

  • Added experimental support for 250000 baud rate (requires you have appropriate drivers already installed)
  • Further optimization to G-Code file size and overhead communication
  • Rework of USB serial communication to take full advantage of microcontroller serial cache
  • Added automatic reset for older boards (like Gen6 electronics) that do not restart when a new serial connection is initiated
  • Emergency stop button has been improved to also restart older boards
  • Added new G-Code configuration variable for startup command to better support other firmwares
  • Added global X/Y offsets specifically to help with Delta style printers where zero position is at center of table
  • Small bug was fixed for bridging calculations with multiple internal cutouts
  • Added option to import and export manual support structures
  • Factory files also now include support structures in their all-inclusive format
  • STL parser has been updated to handle a wider variety of multi-solid files
  • Previewer has been updated to better handle relative movements (i.e. jogging)
  • Added 10cm lift and X-axis homing to M2 profile ending G-Code (avoids hot nozzle sitting on top of part)
  • Manual Support and Cross Section dialogs now stay on top of other windows
  • Better handling of out of memory errors for large previews
  • Improvements for activation routine
  • Improved debugging tools for serial communication


Version 1.0.6

  • Added ability to upload files directly to SD card via USB
  • Added build time estimate to progress bar when printing from USB
  • Added Quick Start Guide to installer and help menu (Linux users can find this in the install directory)
  • Added ability to modify vertical (Z) offset to account for slightly incorrect endstop positioning
  • Updates to internal slicing engine
  • Improvement to ensure outer layer solidity
  • Improved path optimization for models with multiple cascading cutouts
  • More path optimization improvement for lots of small infill segments
  • Improvement to circular arc detection for G2/G3 commands
  • Improvement for solid ceiling/floor detection
  • Can now enter negative extra restart distances for retraction settings
  • Added fallback mechanism for firmware response timeouts (Force Next button)
  • Slight improvement for build estimation times with slowdown cooling enabled
  • Several small optimization improvements for memory intensive meshes and builds
  • Updated default Machine Control Panel extruder and bed set temperatures
  • Swapped default mouse scroll wheel zoom direction to match most users preferences, previous users may need to toggle this again
  • Removed user-defined parallel line tolerance, functionality is still there, but tolerance is not variable
  • Fixed an intermittent error where UI temperature monitoring would stop working after the end of a build
  • Fixed error where Previewer would crash with specific number of retraction movements
  • Fixed incorrect temperature scaling when monitoring temperatures over 200 degrees


Version 1.0.5

  • Overhaul of available cooling options, see entire Cooling tab
  • Fixed order of M104/M140 commands during preheat
  • Added option to toggle perimeter printing direction (outside-in vs inside-out)
  • Improved skirt generation by removing unnecessary interior loops
  • Added automatic sorting to per-layer temperatures and per-layer fan speeds
  • Updated M2 profile to leave case fans on after print
  • Added extra options for top and bottom solid layers
  • Improved Image to STL conversion process, fixed flipped images
  • Limited custom jog distance to positive numbers to avoid double negative movement commands
  • Added numeric temperature readouts to Machine Control Panel
  • Changed scroll direction for temperature graph
  • Added an OFF button for both the extruder and bed heaters
  • Added visual indicator for jog wheel movement directions
  • Added option to change scroll wheel zoom direction
  • Added option to disable reseting the view with the middle mouse button
  • Improved Windows installer to automatically detect and install Visual C++ Redistributable package
  • Added new Linux 64-bit compiled version of Creator
  • Clarified instructions for deactivating an existing installation
  • Added recent path remembering for all remaining file operations
  • Added version number to About dialog


Version 1.0.4

  • Addressed bug that caused erratic movement when monitoring temperatures during an active build over USB
  • Added custom macro buttons to Machine Control Panel that can be configured in the Firmware Configuration dialog
  • Streamlined workflow to automatically go from Preview to Print
  • Added automatic suggestion for G-Code filenames
  • Corrected bug with .factory files so duplicate models and FFF processes are restored correctly
  • Made it easier to do positive and negative custom moves in the Machine Control Panel
  • Interface now remembers the last directory used and starts there when browsing for files
  • Removed extra blank lines from G-Code files that were causing issues in some 3rd party programs


Version 1.0.3

  • Fixed bug where FFF settings may not export properly after certain changes
  • Fixed close button bug with Linux-only Machine Control Panel dialog
  • Added new MakerGear M2 profile
  • Improved default FFF settings for various materials
  • Improved G-Code header


Version 1.0.2

  • Jog defaults updated to work better with M2 hardware
  • Bed temperatures now preheat before the nozzle to avoid baking plastic for too long
  • Fixed a non-critical Mac-only installation error


Version 1.0.1

  • First Public Release!


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