Jul 13, 2015

New version of Slic3r is released! Version 1.2.9. Go and get it!

Slic3r 1.2.9 is now out, it is first new stable release in some 10 months with many new features and upgrades:

  • Customized Bed Shapes – Users are now able to implement custom bed shapes as well as rectangular and circular shapes using a very simple bed shape customization tool.
  • Incremental Real-time Slicing – No longer will slicing restart from the beginning every time you change a setting. In this latest version the new settings are only calculated for the remainder of the part, once implemented. When moving an object in plater, recalculations are also no longer necessary.
  • OctoPrint Integration – Easily configure, slice and upload data to the popular host software for 3D printers, OctoPrint.
  • Varied 3D Honeycomb Infill – Infill patterns are now able to be varied across the Z axis, rather than simply repeating the same pattern throughout every layer.
  • 3D Preview Updates – New OpenGL views have been added and the new 3D toolpath preview shows a very accurate depiction of the object to be printed.
  • X/Y Size Compensation – Dimensional errors can now quickly and easily be fixed within the Slic3r software (additional details on this feature can be found here)
  • Autospeed Experimental Feature – Keeps nozzle pressure and volumetric speed at a constant throughout a particular print project.
  • Rotate, Scale, Flip and Mirror – These options allow models to be manipulated prior to the slicing process within the Slic3r interface, making the software a graphical tool in itself.
  • Several bug fixes have also been included in this update including:
  • Parsing issues related to fixed regression
  • Issues regarding file names which use non-ASCII characters