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MakerBot Desktop

(as of 1/21/2016)

Software Overview

Main Features

  • Import 3D model files into a cloud-enabled library
  • Rename, edit, and add printing instructions
  • Monitor prints through an onboard camera
  • Connect to a MakerBot Replicator 3D printer via Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or USB

MakerBot Desktop is an application used to manage and share 3D prints. It is available for Windows and OS X platforms.

The application allows you to import .STL, .OBJ, and .THING 3D model files into a cloud-enabled library. In the library you can rename, edit, and add instructions to personal files, layouts, and collections. You can also preview 3D prints. MakerBot Desktop can connect to the MakerBot Replicator 3D printer via Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or USB.

MakerBot Desktop provides tools to monitor and control your prints. It gives you quick access to commands such as suspend, change filament, or cancel. You can monitor your prints through an onboard camera and take pictures of your prints and directly upload them to Thingiverse, an online 3D design community.

MakerBot Desktop is a great tool for managing your 3D prints. It allows you to monitor, control, and share your prints directly from the application. You can also purchase original and collectible digital content from MakerBot's digital store. MakerBot Desktop is a user-friendly application filled with features to help you print your 3D content.

Supported File Types

Primary file extension

.STL – Stereolithography File

Other file extensions used by MakerBot Desktop 3

Supported File Types
.OBJWavefront 3D Object File
.S3GMakerBot 3D Print File
.THINGMakerBot Thing File

Updated: January 21, 2016