You can see, Printer communication & machine control panel. hoaschter March 24, 2020, 7:57am #2. Cura vs Prusa Slicer. Cura vs Slic3r User Interface Comparison Discussion. I will continue to update it over time, see bold “Update” text below. PrusaSlicer (formerly known as Slic3r Prusa Edition or Slic3r PE) is our own in-house developed slicer software based on the open-source project Slic3r. 2. If so, kudos to you But nevertheless, Slic3r Prusa Edition now includes Smooth Variable Layer Height and is bundled in 1.7.6 drivers with all the necessary settings for perfect prints. Discussion. save.  And you always need at least one: The power comes into play however, that you can assign them per mesh to print (if there are multiple being printed): You can even ‘group’ processes so as to link their similar parameters together, so changing one changes all others (see how this works. Other slicers :  I was considering mixing ideaMaker, Craftware and Cura into this test… but I’d probably never have finished it. Great write up! PrusaSlicer is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Un autre grand avantage est que le logiciel est gratuit, totalement open-source et compatible avec plusieurs imprimantes 3D. Même le MK2 a non seulement profité d'améliorations de ce qui était auparavant Slic3r Prusa Edition, et maintenant Prusa Slicer, mais il a également reçu des mises à jour de firmware, même récemment, qui ont ajouté de nouvelles fonctionnalités et améliorations. I'm sure those well versed with Slic3r may already know this but, adding a couple interface layers and adding spacing between those layers really helps prevent support material from sticking to the print. Highres mesh toolpath simplification:  Slic3r clearly wins here, realizing this is an important aspect of any highres model. There's no reason not to: Cura's awful, and by this point all of Simplify3D's formerly-exclusive features have been integrated into Prusa… Large community of Prusa users; Cons: UX could be considered dated; PrusaSlicer (formerly known as Slic3r Prusa Edition or Slic3r PE) is Prusa’s own in-house developed slicer software based on the open-source project Slic3r. fix the new arrange from prusa: now takes "complete objects" into account; ... fix windows dll load: now use the SuperSlicer.dll instead of slic3r.dll (prevent a naming problem with the macos build) ... repetier don't work and makes the slicer to crash. Handbook 3.15 November 24, 2020 Download 3.15 (9MB) Changes in 3.15. As for speed…the rate-limiting factor will always be the actual printing over gcode generation.  It looks better than S3D’s as well. A lightweight application, which you can use to quickly preview G-codes from all popular slicers. I have never been a happy a camper with S3D and always liked Slic3r (kisslicer took forever to slice models but was more accurate for holes if you check the old nophead posts he proved it) better but the only thing that I still think S3D does better is the easily removable supports but outside of that I think it is like any other free slicer (good and bad).  Mainly for myself actually:  I wanted to get all my research down on paper to see if I should make a slicer switch or not. Now you are ready to start printing. File/Save Project saves a 3MF file containing all objects, settings, modifiers and their parameters. 25 dollars? This only matters if you have a Makerbot printer (like myself), but while you can export a Makerbot-flavored gcode, you’ll still need some external tool (like, It seems a bit awkward to save and load a ‘scene’.  Which I’ve done before, it’s not good. While Simplify 3D’s ‘processes’ are great, based on the fact that I use multiple ones so infrequently, I give Slic3r the win here, since it allows you to split you printer settings, print settings, and filament settings to separate presets, while Simply3D lumps them all into one. Setting storage:  Slic3r for the win here:  All if it’s printer, print, and filament settings are stored on desk in ini files, easily accessed by others, while S3D hides all the settings in the software itself. It should be noted my bot has a slight z-wobble I’ve been working on addressing. J'ai lu plusieurs posts de personnes ayant abandonne repetier/slic3r pour le logiciel Cura Au dire de ces personnes le tranchage est tres rapide par rapport a slic3 et cela je le confirme, sur plusieurs de mes stl le tranchage n'a pris que quelques secondes au lieu de plusieurs minutes sous slic3r Lovely but not the first time I have seen this done and I have said, and I will continue to say, that S3D is not worth the price charged. And even though the SVLH is the star of the show today, reworked, faster, better and easier to remove supports made it to this release too. Bigger XY separation decreases the contact area of supports but makes them easier to remove and less prone to fusing to the model. In addition to translation\rotation\scale of parts on the build platter (either via a manip, of numeric entry), you can also specify dimensions, and it will scale to match. PrusaSlicer is an open-source, feature-rich, frequently updated tool that contains everything you need to export the perfect print files for your Original Prusa 3D printer. HiDPI support – Correct scaling on high-resolution displays, Manipulation of multiple objects - group selection, Background processing – redesigned to work reliably, only those slicing steps that were invalidated by the user action will be re-sliced, Repairing models via Netfabb (only on Windows), Multi-language support: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Czech, Polish, Ukrainian, Korean, Chinese (Simplified). I recently saw a video released by Prusa on using Autodesk Meshmixer to customize the supports, then import them as a separate body into Slic3r. Does a great job displaying gcode through a variety of filters (print speed, feature type, etc). The Prusa Slicer. @jack-hardie Many thanks for this detailed comparison of Slic3r vs. Cura. Here is a … 50? Fact is I think it is 1 or 2 steps shy of being what S3D is for supports. Slic3r offers several infill patterns, four regular, and three more exotic flavours. The reason for my move is something you detailed in your post - unwanted added retractions.  Just says my printer is ‘not detected’. . Have you looked at Prusa’s latest?  This is a major selling point, and brings much power and convenience when needed. Overall, this slicer software helps you get top-quality and accurate 3D prints. The ‘normal style’ support that other printers generate create more material, but also are less likely to fail\fall, and can often recover higher up.  Yes, there are more, but these seem to be popular: After reviewing all of them, and for reasons listed below, I decided to investigate Slic3r Prusa Edition. In my opinion the dev(s) of S3D got fat and happy and with that comes complacency and lethargy until no one cares about their program anymore. Sample objects are an optional download and it features a new auto-updater for PrusaSlicer. share. Discussion. Find out which is best for you! For myself, I’m definitively going to give Slic3r Prusa Edition a look:  Considering how it addresses all my ‘major con’ issues with S3D (correct automatic supports, properly handles highres mesh, deals with thin edges), I’m going to invest some serious time in it.  With Slic3r, on the right is what you get.  The.  In addition, within reason (and discussed below in more detail), it will print a collapsed single wall much thinner than your nozzle width, which is desirable. Thanks to the strong community and core team of developers in Prusa Research we can continually add new functionality. In its ‘Advanced Mode’, there’s a knob to tune just about every aspect of your print. I should note that I’ve found no other slicer that treats “processes” as well as S3D. PrusaSlicer is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License, version 3. You can do this manually in slicer. The numbers given in brackets below each figure are a rough estimate of material used and time taken for a simple 20mm cube model 2. A process in S3D is basically a print preset. What is Slic3r?  I though it would be interesting to see what others thought, that really have no experience with 3d printing.  I did a poll at work where I brought in benchies sliced in both software(shown in the pics below), put it in the kitchen, and over the course of the day let people vote on which they thought was ‘better’. No further discussion he simply discounted me and shoved me under the bus without even knowing, or caring, if I had a real version. by curnowdj: 1,514 1: 12/20/2019 10:10PM That about says it all. I do like slic3r and may come back to it, but it seems a little less advanced now that the prusaslicer. Expose upcoming features & bug-fixes that are in development:  If I knew all the problems I discussed above would be fixed in an upcoming release, I’d be far less likely to spend the hours I have looking at other slicers. Background processing will be turned off from now on as it makes the Slic3r user interface very laggy. I will stick to slic3r, which besides being a work of geniuses made available for free, is very tunable, and allows me to work with multiple printers on multiple computers, with multiple people easily. Slic3r. PrusaSlicer also works with advanced features of Octoprint like upload queue or Cancelobject plugin, which allows you to cancel printing of one particular object on the print bed. I’ve installed the last version of Repetier Host (2.1.2), I’m triying to slice a model with Slic3r Prusa Edition but I am getting few troubles: When I try to slice with Sli3r PE, I can’t choose any print seetings in Repetier, they doesn’t appear in the tabs. The structure is already there but the UI is … Thanks! Note that this is only indicative, as model complexity … Yah, Slic3r makes fine supports, but you have no control over where they go, which is annoying.  This is similar to S3D’s ‘processes’, except you can use an stl to define aÂ. A preview is displayed instantly so you’ll see exactly how your model will look with color-change. Yeah lack of control for supports is annoying. Now you are ready to start printing. Other than that I don’t think it’s all that great, but just thought I’d mention it. This software has its roots in the iconic 3D Slic3r; so much so that until late last year, it was known as the “Slic3r Prusa Edition”. It is open-source, powerful, decent software. I find I tweak many settings per print and I miss the ability to go back without saving a billion profiles in slic3r. Slic3r contains several advanced infill settings which can help produce better extrusions. 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