Hey brookshank. I switched from Cura to Simplify3D about 6 weeks ago, and I think it was worth it. I used the same basic settings (temp, layer height, print speed) that I used in Cura and my prints turned out significantly better. I’m sure I could’ve gotten similar quality out of Cura if I spent enough time researching and experimenting, but I have trouble finding the time for all that.
Oh… and supports! They snap off so easily! You can add and remove them wherever you want! I used to avoid using supports in my prints because they were a pain to remove and it left marks on the finished print, but S3D supports pop right off with little or no marks. Now I find myself adding supports “just in case”.
There are lots of other nice little features that aren’t necessities, but now I’ve gotten to where I don’t want to be without them. I don’t see myself going back to Cura now that I’ve gotten comfortable working in S3D.
I recommend watching ALL the tutorials on their website to get a good idea of the cool features.