Hi @doug. Great to see such excellent results. That finish is amazing. The PLA you are using looks like it provides a better finish than mine, but it’s hard to tell comparing black and white (literally!). I too am amazed with the quality of finish from Simplify 3D. It really makes the Snapmaker a better printer but I guess at the price it should! I should provide a disclaimer here as it feels like I am becoming a bit of a fan of Simplify 3D - I definitely paid for my copy so I am not some sort of shill!
I am happy to report great results too. Printing my failed print from last night in a different orientation made all of the difference. The supports that Simplify 3D does are amazing, very dense but just break away easily. Even the internal ones popped out with a bit of a push.
I assembled the earbud holder this morning and one of the hinged covers broke on assembly. Once again a print orientation issue. I’ve noticed that PLA seems much weaker along print lines than across - a sign that the layers not be adhering maybe? Anyway, I’m printing the outside covers in the other orientation too, just the same as I did with the central portion. This should make them much stronger in the direction the main bending stress appears to be. We’ll see…
I hope these photos tell the story.