Simplify3D

RATING:

4.7

(9)
Overview

About Simplify3D

Simplify3D is a 3D simulation solution that helps businesses manage 3D printing, control machines, handle mesh analysis, and more in multiple languages, including Portuguese, Spanish, English and Japanese. It allows staff members to create animations to visualize pre-print simulations, create sequences, monitor printing speeds and identify design issues, reducing overall failed prints. Simplify3D enables employees to print small, tapering or sharp edges and utilize multi-part customization to create printing sequences for multiple objects. It lets supervisors optimize the print quality by handling strings, gaps, zits, and banding on a centralized platform. Additionally, it allows team members to identify and fix common mesh issues across problematic STL files. Simplif...

Simplify3D Pricing

It is available at $149

Starting price: 

$149.00 one time

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

Simplify3D parts customization
Slide 1 of 3

Simplify3D Reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4

Most Helpful Reviews for Simplify3D

9 Reviews

Herbert

Industrial Automation, 2-10 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed September 2022

Simplify3D makes everything from auto-support to dual extruder configurations a breeze for beginners

The supports! Supports are a dream and made printing enjoyable for me. Until this I was printing rough parts where the supports wouldn't disengage with the part itself. Simplify3D has perfected supports and although has it right with the defaults most of the time, does have the ability to tweak things that affect the density of the material touching the part. When I bought my first dual extruder printer I was having difficulty with the concept of two things working together. If you are only using one extruder then it makes no sense for both to be at temp for hours, but if you forget to bring something back to temp later in the print you cannot extrude and end up with a mess later. Simplify3D treats a print as a series of independent "processes" each with their own set of properties and print order. If a process requires both extruders to be hot, you can set it to dual. Another process in the same print might only use one and will not keep the unused extruder at temp. This is where I feel Simplify3D really shines. It even has a dual extruder wizard that asks a few questions and sets up the processes for each automatically.

PROS

I purchased Simplify3D to help me with support structures that were ruining the look of my prints. I wasn't having fun with my printer - that changed when my first print came off using Simplify3D and I was able to breakaway my supports with one fluid motion leaving a smooth surface on my part. Their approach of using less material at contact points creates a crisp breakaway nearly every time.

CONS

In the version I started with there wasn't the ability to cut the structure into sections like other printing software provided. This is handy when something doesn't lay flat perfectly or if the part can't be seperated into individual sections. This is not a big issue since you can do this in the CAD and export as individual peices.

Reason for choosing Simplify3D

I had read a review from another 3D Printing novice saying Simplify3D "made printing enjoyable" for them. I didn't feel like I was having fun and this comment really resonated with me.

Reasons for switching to Simplify3D

I had many issues with supports in FlashPrint and did not like the quality of the look when I seperated them. I would end up with rough or sagging portions of my prints which was ruining the enjoyment I hoped to acheive from the hobby.

Mohd Nubli

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 501-1,000 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed March 2023

An awesome experience using Simplify3D

Simplify3D is considered one of the best software for 3D printing. It offers a variety of advanced features, including support structures, multiple extruders, and customizable settings. Customer support is also highly regarded, providing prompt and helpful assistance to users. A user-friendly interface and customizable profiles allow users to easily achieve high-quality prints. Overall, Simplify3D has received positive reviews from both beginners and advanced users.

PROS

The advantage is that it is versatile and flexible with customization options for the user. It also offers advanced support structures and optimization tools for better print quality. Besides that, it provides a detailed preview and print simulation before starting the actual printing process. It also supports a wide variety of 3D printers and filaments. It also has a customer support and an active user community to solve problems and share tips.

CONS

The downside is that it is expensive compared to other slicing software and even limited trial version with no refund policy. This software requires some technical knowledge and experience to make full use of all features. There are even some users reporting bugs and glitches in the software that affects their printing. The user interface can be overwhelming and confusing for beginners.

William

Design, 1 employee

Used weekly for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed September 2021

Great for easy experience

Software is great and easy to use to accomplish my 3D printing needs

PROS

Ease of use and access to many printer profiles by default that produce great results

CONS

Lags behind in support structures compared to free alternatives

Reason for choosing Simplify3D

Better default printer support

Brad

Information Technology and Services, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2022

Money Well Spent

I have used other, extremely popular freeware programs for 3Dprinting. And while they do provide similar capabilities, I always find myself back with Simplify3D.

PROS

The print preview is a big advantage and saves time and material. Being able to preview a print, layer by layer or line by line enables you to spot problems before you find them in the middle of a print job.

CONS

The price of the software is on the high side, particularly when there are competitive products out there for free. Per Simplify3D the purchase price does include "1 year" of free updates. However, after more than 2 years my software continues to be updated and is running the latest and greatest version.

Reasons for switching to Simplify3D

I have used several other products for my 3D printing, but I always return to Simplify3D. And not simply because I am familiar with it. I like the intuitive interface along with your choice of basic or advanced configuration settings. A great program for beginners as the settings for your printer will be automatically configured for you. And as you gain knowledge and experience you can (and will) begin to explore the multitude of advanced options available to tweak your printer and print job.

Bob

Real Estate, 1 employee

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed June 2023

Simplify3D is worth the Money

Wow... what a difference. Should have done this sooner

PROS

I use Simplify3D as a Hobbist to keep me sane from my real job.I used to use SuperSlicer, Prusa, Cura and a Host of others and had some Haunted prints that just wouldn't print right. We had a forgotten copy of Simplify3D from forever ago that I thought to try.I just Worked !No Tuning, no Tweakeing, no cursing. The first print using S3D was better than anything from my other highly tuned slicers.In watching the printer moves, it did things more efficiently, smoother, and had a better overall "plan" for what it was doing.It has become my "go to" slicer and I even paid to upgrade to the Latest version.

CONS

I wish I could connect it Directly to Repetier-Server (another version of Octo-Print) EASILY. I know it is possible, but it is not as easy as my other slicers.

Reasons for switching to Simplify3D

It printed objects that the others struggled with easily.

Anonymous

1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed May 2023

Fast and Easy- As simple as that

PROS

At the beginning, Simplify3D can be quite challenging to learn. But nothing comes without a little bit of effort, am I right? Despite its difficult learning curve, especially for beginners, the software becomes super easy to use. It is clean, has a simple interface and a vast set of tools that allows you to make 3D printing as simple as it can be. The cost is high but you get a nice product in return that is definitely worth it.

CONS

In my opinion, the software lacks of proper updates from time to time. Also, I noticed the customer service is not as good as it should be. Every time I found an error message during my 6-month experience, I was not able to get a useful answer from the customer service in proper time and I had to dive into internet forums to try to fix it.

Sergio

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

3

Reviewed February 2022

Programma Slicer 3d semplice ma efficace

Programma semplice anche per neofiti

PROS

Programma di slicer per stampante 3d facile ed intuitivo anche se non si ha grande esperienza di stampanti 3d fff Fuse filament fabrication

CONS

Tempi di realizzazione stampa 3d stimati non perfettamente allineati alla realtà e logica salvataggio dei profili per i vari materiali non sempre intuitiva

Giorgio

Business Supplies and Equipment, 1 employee

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed December 2022

Finalmente Simplify 3d 5.0

PROS

Come la versione precedente si ha tutto sotto controllo in modo semplice. La versione 5.0 è velocissima nello slicing.

CONS

A mio parere si potrebbe inserire la possibilità di utilizzare delle textures. Già qualche altro software utilizza questa funzione.

Reason for choosing Simplify3D

L'interfaccia è davvero studiata bene, fantastica la gestione dei processi di stampa.

Bill

Automotive, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed October 2021

Simplify 3d Review

PROS

This program is easy to use and groups features sensibly.

CONS

Not much to dislike, the only thing could be that Cura has more parameters by comparison.

9 Reviews