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    Where is MakerWare?

    It's still here! In 2012 MakerBot released MakerWare, a free software for preparing 3D prints and managing 3D content. In March of 2014, we changed the name from MakerWare to MakerBot Desktop.

    What Software Should I Be Using?

    Most MakerBot devices should use the most recent version of the MakerBot Print software, however, if you are using a MakerBot Replicator 2X we recommend continuing use with the MakerBot Desktop software:

    • MakerBot Replicator 2X
    • MakerBot Replicator (Original)

    To learn how to install MakerBot Desktop, click here.

    There are a few devices and operating systems that are not supported by current versions of MakerBot Desktop:

    • Windows XP and Mac OSX 10.6 are no longer supported by MakerBot Desktop. If you are using one of these operating systems, older versions of MakerWare are available for you to use. You can use MakerWare 2.2 for Windows XP, and MakerWare 2.4.1for Mac OSX 10.6. To download and install either of these versions, go to makerbot.com/desktop. Click Download and then select your operating system from the dropdown menu on the right. Click the Download button below the dropdown menu to begin the MakerBot Desktop download.

    • If you have a MakerBot Digitizer, use MakerWare for Digitizer. To install MakerWare for Digitizer, go to makerbot.com/desktop and download the latest version of MakerWare for Digitizer. During the installation process, make sure the “MakerWare for Digitizer” checkbox is selected.

    • The MakerBot Thing-O-Matic is no longer supported by the most recent version of MakerBot Desktop. You can still use your Thing-O-Matic with MakerBot Desktop 3.7 or earlier. Your Thing-O-Matic must have a Gen 4 LCD Interface and run Sailfish 4.1 or higher to be compatible with these earlier versions of MakerBot Desktop 3.7. To download MakerBot Desktop 3.7, click here.

    • If you have a MakerBot CupCake, use ReplicatorG.


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