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I have an Adventurer 3, purchased Christmas 2021. I currently use Flashprint and the old 123D design software. I have not been happy with the quality of my prints. My primary issues are that I get a lot of threads showing on the finished product and I have to set the z-space to .4 to even begin to get it separated from the raft. So, I started shopping for a new slicer and now have lots of questions. Any help would be great.

  1. Am I correct in thinking that my issues are slicer related?

  2. What slicers work well with Adventurer 3. I am considering purchasing Simplify but want to know if that's a good option. I am not able to invest the time in learning to fine tune gcodes so I want a slicer that is designed to work with Adventurer 3 rather than Cura which I could make work, but don't have the necessary knowledge base for that.

  3. When messing with Cura I discovered that I have some connection issues. My computer cannot find the printer. When I ping my printer from the network, it says it's there. But, when I go to connect it says that it cannot be found. When I connected Flashprint I used the IP Address. I tried connecting Cura with both the IP address and over the network to no avail. I even tried setting my printer to hotspot but that did not work. Finally, I set the printer to hotspot and plugged my computer in directly with a ethernet cord. My browser still could not see the printer. With all methods, I could ping the printer, but when I went into a browser to access the printer, the browser could not find the IP address. I tried with multiple browsers. I also tried to connect with BuildBee over both USB and ethernet to no avail, but BuildBee had very few instructions and I might not have been using it correctly. I reset the printer to factory defaults and had the same results. So, once I choose a slicer, will I be able to connect? Anyone know what's happening?