Z-SUITE 2

ver
release
for MAC
for WINDOWS

Inkspire:

  • Added new layer thickness values for Dreve FotoDent® model and FotoDent® guide resins – 0.1 mm,

All devices:

  • Improved the way of highlighting overhangs that require support structures – the highlight does not include layers which base directly on the platform,
  • Added a notification about the requirement to install the newest firmware update in the device,

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed a bug with tooltips in the Support step,
  • Improved translation of menu texts.

M300 Dual & Inventure:

  • New printing profiles and layer thickness values:
    • Single-extrusion mode: Z-FLEX 0.15; 0.20; 0.30 mm / Z-HIPS 0.15; 0.20; 0.30 mm / Z-ULTRAT Plus 0.15; 0.20; 0.30 mm
      Z-ULTRAT 0.30 mm / Z-PLA Pro 0.15; 0.20; 0.30 mm / Z-PLA 0.30 mm / Z-PETG 0.30 mm / Z-GLASS 0.30 mm / Z-NYLON 0.30 mm,
    • Dual-extrusion mode: Z-SEMIFLEX 0.15; 0.20 mm / Z-PLA Pro 0.15; 0.20; 0.30 mm / Z-PLA 0.30 mm / Z-PETG 0.30 mm / Z-GLASS 0.15; 0.20; 0.30 mm / Z-ESD 0.15; 0.20 mm,
  • It is now possible to enable the Hybrid Support option when printing in the dual-extrusion mode. The feature has been added to the Support step in the Advanced print settings menu. Selecting this option makes the printer use the soluble material only for those layers which will adhere to the model or will be built on the model’s surface. The remaining part of support structures will be printed with the model material. This way, you can save the support material and speed up the printing,
  • Added the Replicate .zcodex option,
  • Increased printing speed for Z-PETG, Z-PLA and Z-ULTRAT Plus in the dual-extrusion mode,
  • Improved quality of supported overhanging walls for Z-ULTRAT Plus (dual-extrusion mode) and Z-PLA (single-extrusion mode).

M Series Plus, M300 Dual & Inventure:

  • Introduced a new tool which allows you to enable or disable Smart Bridges (short bridge-like structures) in the Support step. This tool gives users more control over spots which require support: enabled bridges do not require support, whereas disabled ones can be supported using standard editable support,
  • Introduced the new Contour-top gap option in the Offset section in Print Settings – it is now possible to change the distance between the top layers of a model and outer contour (the bond between the top layers and the outer contour can be increased, but the model’s dimensions may slightly change),
  • Added the May not print notification in the Thin Walls Analysis tool, which informs users about cases where the device may not be able to print too thin elements,
  • Added the Only from raft option in the Support step. After selecting this option, the program will generate only those support structures which do not adhere to any part of the model. This allows you to avoid surface imperfections that can appear on models once you remove the support,
  • The generated .zcodex files will now have a smaller size when you do not use the Replicate .zcodex option,
    It is now possible to change the Offset outer contours and Offset holes values up to -1 mm, which allows users to decrease the size of models and holes.

Inkspire:

  • Introduced a new manual supports type: Tree, available in the Support step. The tree-like structures can be easily customized and are recommended when 3D printing elements rich in details. Also, you can edit a tree structure when it collides with the model by dragging and moving the yellow joints around,
  • Added support for 23 resins delivered by third-party manufacturers: ApplyLabWork, HARZ Labs, Dreve. The new printing profiles are available to use after changing the Material group to External,
  • Increased speed of operation and reduced consumption of RAM while generating supports and working with .zcodex files (generating, saving and loading previews),
  • The way of generating spots that require support has been optimized. The program can now better detect little, overhanging elements and edges. This improvement provides more stability and a decreased failure rate. The overall efficiency of generating supports and the default parameters have been improved so that supports now better adhere to 3D printed items,
  • It is now possible to add and delete support only for a selected model when preparing multiple projects. Also, it is possible to select many models and generate support for all of them at once,
  • The Size correction tool has replaced the Overgrowth correction tool. It is now possible to increase or decrease your model’s dimensions by 1 or more pixels in the X or Y axis. This tool is available in the Print settings step in the Advanced menu,
  • The support settings are now saved even when leaving and going back to the Support step,
  • Added the Real View mode – it represents the real view of a bottom up print (the option can be found in the navigation cube in the top right corner of the workspace),
  • The Model lift option has been limited to decrease the failure rate of prints: the minimum value for lifting models is now set to 5 mm.

All devices:

  • You can now cancel the process of sending a .zcodex file to the printer in the Preview step – an adequate button has been added.

Bug fixes:

  • Improved performance of the Place by face tool and Editable support after using the Mirror Flip option,
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong notification would appear when slicing a model that is too low,
  • Improved process of generating Bridges – empty spaces should no longer appear in generated bridges,
  • Inkspire: Fixed problems where it wouldn’t be possible to slice a model that contains more Bottom layers than the overall number of layers,
  • Fixed problems with assigning colors to model/support blocks in the Support step (the Preferences menu),
  • Inkspire: Improved process of detecting collisions between objects and supports,
  • Improved movement pattern when finishing prints – minimized risk of leaving nozzle marks on models,
  • Fixed an issue where using the Replicate .zcodex option would improperly replicate models that have been generated without the raft or in the shell mode,
  • M300 Dual: Fixed an issue where the program would become unresponsive when sensing files that have been prepared for a difference material than the loaded one,
  • M300 Dual: Fixed an issue where the program would crash when sending files directly to the printer,
  • Loading multi-element .3mf files should no longer cause problems where only first element would be loaded,
  • Inkspire: Cases where raft would get through models have been eliminated,
  • Opening Z-SUITE from several user accounts simultaneously on Windows should no longer cause problems with blocking other accounts,
  • M200 & M300: Improved Editable support option’s icon.
  • Added support for Z-ESD v2 for M Series Plus printers (0.09; 0.14; 0.19; 0.29 mm); M300 Dual and Inventure (0.15; 0.20 mm for dual-extrusion mode).
    Added support for new External Resins for Inkspire:

  • AmeraLabs AMD-3 Black Model
  • AmeraLabs DMD-21 Dental Model
  • Power Resins PowerCast Burn
  • Power Resins PowerCast Opaque
  • Siraya Tech Blu Clear V1
  • Siraya Tech Blu Clear V2
  • Added support for Z-ABS v2 (M200, M200 Plus and M300 Plus).

M Series Plus, M300 Dual, Inventure:

  • Introduced the new Contour-infill gap option – you can now change the space that is between outer contours of a model and outer contours of infill,

Inkspire:

  • Improved default support settings – adhesion between models and support has been increased,

All devices:

  • minor bug fixes.
  • New types of editable support are available for FDM printers: Automatic, Point, Surface, Single Surface and Area type. The way of detecting areas that require support has been changed:
    Point type is for a single, small point of a model,
    Surface type is for the whole slope or flat surface in a model,
    Single Surface type is for single overhanging layers,
    Area type is for the selected range of overhanging layers in a model. This type can also be enlarged to surrounding layers,
  • Editable support is now available for the dual-extrusion mode for the M300 Dual and Inventure,
  • The program can now repair files when loading projects for the Inkspire,
  • The new Variable Layer Thickness option for Inkspire allows users to divide models into one or more areas, each of which can be printed with different layer thickness settings. Within one model, one area can be printed with thicker layers (for parts with less details) and other areas can be printed with finer layers (for parts which require high quality of details),
  • You can now select the Material Group before you select a specific resin type for Inkspire models,
  • Retraction speed has been increased to 100mm/s in the External Materials menu,
  • Bug fixes:
    • improved communication with printers: failsafe responses should be properly displayed,
    • a printer’s current state should be properly displayed in the My Devices panel,
    • if a print job fails to start from Z-SUITE, printers should display proper message relating to the cause of failure,
    • Z-ABS should be properly recognized when sending files to printers’ storage,
    • printers now display the number of replicated .zcodex copies next to the miniature during a print job,
    • models should now be properly arranged in the workspace after using the Split option,
    • opening .zprojx files for Custom Printers should no longer cause problems,
    • opening large .zprojx files should no longer cause problems with the workspace view.

Z-SUITE 2 for macOS is stable only for versions up to 10.14 (Mojave). When using newer versions, Z-SUITE 2 may not run as efficient.

  • Introduces new features and modes for Inventure – the device can now print in both single- and dual-extrusion modes; you can edit supports in the single extrusion mode; new materials are now supported; it is possible to load materials both from the cartridge and from the spool, it is now possible to adjust raft and first layer settings (.stl files for special spool holders are available at: Zortrax Library).
  • Improves the optimal rotation angle in the Rotation Optimization tool for resin printers,
  • Adds new profiles for the 0.6 mm nozzle in the single extrusion mode with Z-ULTRAT (M300 Dual),
  • It is now possible to start a print even when the .zcodex settings do not match the loaded material or the installed nozzle,
  • Adds the Antialiasing option in the External LCD Printer menu for the .photon file format,
  • The preview of .zcodex now runs more smoothly in the Preview step,
  • Bug fixes:
    • empty infill should no longer occur with ABS-based materials with 0.39 layer thickness on the M300,
    • loaded external materials should no longer be displayed as unknown in the My Devices panel with M Series Plus printers,
    • saving projects for Inkspire in the Print Settings step should no longer cause problems,
    • Wi-Fi connection should no longer cause the program to freeze when switching tabs, performing actions, or using the Auto-arrange option,
    • slicing time for models with a lot of details has been shortened (FDM printers),
    • keyboard shortcuts Shift + 3 and Shift + 4 should no longer cause problems.

Z-SUITE 2 for macOS is stable only for versions up to 10.14 (Mojave). When using newer versions, Z-SUITE 2 may not run as efficient.

  • Improves the overall printing quality on M300 Dual,
  • Improves the printing quality with Zortrax Raydent Surgical Guide and Raydent Crown&Bridge resins (layer 0.1 mm),
  • Fixes an issue with opening files with a double-click (Windows),
  • Improves retraction parameters while printing without raft with External materials (M Series printers),
  • Improves saving parameters of .photon and .cbddlp formats for External LCD Printers,
  • Fixes minor bugs.
  • It is now possible to add other resin 3D printers to the panel – you can specify platform’s dimensions, display resolution and output file format,
  • Adds support for three new resins: BlueCast X5, BlueCast X10 and BlueCast Original (for layers 0,025 and 0,05),
  • Introduces new infill type for Inkspire – Hollow – you can adjust the wall thickness and infill density, and add drain holes in a model’s structure,
  • Offset: Outer contours and Holes values can be now increased up to 1 mm for LPD and LPD Plus printers,
  • Quality improvements when printing in the raftless mode on M300 Dual,
  • GUI improvements: New Project window, program icon, splash screen,
  • Microsoft Windows users no longer need the Administrator Account to install Z-SUITE,
  • Minor bug fixes including:
    • detecting the materials loaded in the M300 Dual when transferring .zcodex files from My Devices panel has been fixed,
    • downloading files through the autoupdater for Windows has been fixed.

Z-SUITE 1

ver
release
for MAC
for WINDOWS
  • Introduces minor fixes of the print quality for Z-PLA PRO.
  • Fixes an issue with removing the raft from Z-PLA Pro prints and introduces minor fixes of the print quality (0.09 and 0.14 layer thickness),
  • Improves the print quality for Z-ULTRAT Plus (Inventure).
  • Adds support for Z-ULTRAT Plus and Z-SEMIFLEX (Inventure),
  • Introduces new Layer Thickness for Z-ASA Pro and Z-HIPS – 0.09 (M Series printers),
  • Introduces new Layer Thickness for Z-ULTRAT – 0.29 (M200),
  • Introduces Shell infill for PLA-based materials (External Materials).
  • Quicker slicing process of complicated models,
  • New Print Quality type: Draft (for Z-ABS 0,14 and 0,19, and Z-HIPS 0,19),
  • Increased density of Maximum Infill for Z-HIPS and Z-ABS materials.

Other files

Mono Framework for Z-SUITE on Mac
Z-SUITE Demo for Windows