The problems I notice are less severe with PLA, but I typically print in ABS. And my setup is mostly stock, when I said I have a volcano hotend, I really meant a clone volcano heater block and nozzles... the heatsink is still stock.
Does anyone else use Simplify 3D? I quite like it for many things (plating, orientation, variable settings, etc.), but the advanced retraction settings might be where my issue is. They seem intuitive, but I feel like they may do more harm than good sometimes. Specifically the first 2 in ooze control on the advanced tab.
The "only retract when crossing open spaces" is nice a lot of the time, but when printing support it doesn't retract after printing support and strings back to the model.
When I don't have that selected, it retracts a lot, like after every line of infill. Seems excessive, but maybe it's typical.
Here is the retraction view (little circles) with "only retract when crossing open spaces" checked, note not many...
and here is without it checked. There is a retraction after every perimeter and every infill line.
Like i said, I would just leave it checked except when I print support material it screws up. Also, it seems in smaller features, when it does all of these retractions it gets stringy too. In larger prints/features it isn't an issue.
It seems like I should be able to fix and forget that setting...
I know other slicers are an option, but I really like this one for everything except retraction...