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Transferring Files Directly to Your 3D Printer

    Earlier MakerBot 3D Printers

    You can transfer print files directly to the original MakerBot Replicator, the MakerBot Replicator 2 and the MakerBot Replicator 2X, as well as to MakerBot Thing-O-Matics equipped with a Gen4 Interface, by saving them to a FAT 16-formatted SD card with a 2GB or smaller capacity.  Save your print files to the SD card and insert it into the port on your MakerBot 3D Printer or Gen4 Interface. Print files created for use with earlier MakerBot 3D printers should have a .x3g file extension.

    Files cannot be transferred directly to the MakerBot Cupcake CNC or to MakerBot Thing-O-Matics without a Gen4 Interface.

    Note: MakerBot Desktop is no longer in development. To upgrade to our newer software, please install MakerBot Print. If you are using a Replicator 2X, we recommend continuing with the MakerBot Desktop software.


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