The new software release as some great features but i cannot open .obj or .stl files ( try with many of them)
The only working thing for me is to open previous .form.
What i really like is the ability to slice during editing support.
On the downside, the fact that we cannot see the support during creation is disturbing but the little dot/sphere for adding/removing supports are really cool. ( it could be nice to add a little toggle to see/hide the fresh new supports )
Taking to that i really like the new shape of supports but it’s seams that there is some problem with supports interpenetrating my geometry, that wasn’t the case with the oldest software.
@Gillesalexandre can you upload a sample STL that won’t load for you you? The first STL I’ve tried works fine in 1.8, so it looks like it’s not a global issue, but one with specific STLs - what software do your STLs come from?
here’s the first STL (generated from Solidworks) I tried - what happens when you try to open it in 1.8?
Can I ask why the base thickness is now max 3mm? I used to like having a 4mm base for large prints to make sure they were well supported. Used more resin sure but I didn’t have a failure with a 4mm base.
I think the new upgrade has very good improvements. Better vision of the support points and finer and finally to edit the internal supports with clipping on, also the estimated time. we have to try a bit to see how it works.
But I think it’s a huge mistake to cancel the previous supports versions, since work that you know work well when printed, and have to re-test again spoil. some people have tens of work already done and finished, to simply print them.
Maybe it’s a good option to those old media have the option to be imported as a non-editable object and thus, would follow in use for printing.
So, the software might ask you if you want to import this old data as non editable object or create a new ones.
Or open your software and create and option to export them as .obj
Please, this is a very important issue for people who already have a lot of work done and needs to continue printing to sell and not lose hours of work by a simple software upgrade.
I reinstall preform 1.8. It’s working perfectly now but i have a problem with the size of the base. It seems that it’s larger than the previous version and unfortunately if the base exceed the build area it doesn’t cut the excess even if that won’t change anything for the print. That’s a big problem for me because i made like 50 models which perfectly fit inside preform 1.7 and now i am stuck …