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February 5, 2015 AT 1:00 pm

Update to Simplify3D makes part more accurate #3DPrinting

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The new update to the ever popular slicer Simplify3D, was released earlier this week and features new improvements to the quality and accuracy of parts. There’s a new setting for adjusting tolerances by changing the horizontal size compensation. For example, you can make a part tight fit, normal fit or loose fit. This is an interesting approach because it saves a designer time from having to modify parts and makes prototyping tolerances easier.

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Our latest software update adds compatibility for several new printers and introduces new features to help our users achieve the highest quality prints. Support has been added for the highly popular Dremel Idea Builder, the same machine that is available from Home Depot and Amazon. If you have a Dremel Idea Builder, please take a look at our complete Hardware Setup Guide to learn how to configure the software and explore the new features.

There’s also support for more printers, optimized movement planner and improved USB connectivity. We’ll be using the new features on future projects and share our experiences in the coming weeks. Be sure to check out the full changelog and blog post below.

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