.GX File Extension

FlashForge 3D Printing File

Developer FlashForge
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What is a GX file?

A GX file contains commands a FlashForge 3D printer uses to print a 3D model. These commands are written in plain text, using a variant of G-Code formatting. GX files also contain a preview image of the model they describe, saved in the .BMP format.

More Information

G-Code is a standard printing language that many 3D printers recognize and can use to print 3D models. However, GX files differ from typical .GCODE files in the following ways:

  • Each of a GX file's printing commands is numbered, using N#
  • GX files contain comments that start with ;
  • GX files contain a binary file header that describes a BMP preview image and model metadata

For this reason, non-FlashForge printers may not be able to print the model a GX file describes.

NOTE: GX files are similar to .G files. Both GX and G files are primarily created by FlashForge FlashPrint, the company's proprietary slicer program.

How to open a GX file

To print the 3D model a GX file describes, transfer the file to a FlashForge 3D printer, such as the FlashForge Creator Pro or Inventor II.

You can also open a GX file in Microsoft Notepad (Windows), Apple TextEdit (Mac), or any other text editor, to view the commands the file contains. Note that the file's header, which consists of binary data, will appear as a series of nonsense characters.

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Programs that open GX files

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Category: CAD Files
Updated: November 16, 2022

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