Cancel
Top Search Terms

Calibrating Your MakerBot Digitizer

    Before you can start scanning, you'll need to calibrate your MakerBot Digitizer to ensure the position of the turntable and lasers are recorded accurately.

    Open MakerWare for Digitizer

    Ensure that the MakerBot Digitizer is powered on and connected to your computer. A message will appear indicating that your MakerBot Digitizer is new and needs to be set up. Click Get Started to proceed.


    Check Your Location and Lighting

    MakerWare for Digitizer will explain how to make sure your MakerBot Digitizer is ready to produce a great scan. Follow all three steps before clicking Continue.


    Calibrate the MakerBot Digitizer Camera

    Locate the calibration tool from the accessory box and place it on the turntable with the letter A pointing up, as shown on the screen. Insert the tab on the lower edge of the calibration tool into the hole at the center of the turntable. Ensure that the calibration tool is positioned as shown before clicking Continue.


    Calibrate the MakerBot Digitizer Turntable

    Flip the calibration tool so that the letter B points up as shown on the screen, and insert the tab on the lower edge of the calibration tool into the hole at the center of the turntable. Ensure that the calibration tool is positioned as shown before clicking Continue.


    Calibrate the MakerBot Digitizer Lasers

    Slide the front panel out of the calibration tool and place it on the turntable with the letter C pointing up, as shown on the screen. Ensure that the calibration tool is positioned as shown before clicking Continue.
     
    Before you start scanning, let’s name your MakerBot Digitizer and set your sharing options. Click Continue again to begin. You can change your preferences at any point by choosing Settings from the File menu. On a Mac, the same options are available as Preferences in the MakerWare for Digitizer menu.

    Need Help?

    Call our Support team
    Monday — Friday | 9am — 6pm ET

    +1 925 529 8563

    Activate Your Service Plan

    Register your device to ensure you get the right level of service and support.

    What can we help you with today?
    I want to chat with Sales.
    I have a question about an existing order.
    I have a technical question about my device.
    Continue
    Existing Orders
    For faster service, enter your order number
    (found in your confirmation e-mail)
    Skip
    Submit