Exposing Custom Settings

    How to Expose the Experimental Extruder Custom Settings in MakerBot Print. 

    The Experimental Extruder allows access to over 35 additional custom print settings in MakerBot Print. These additional settings allow the user to better fine tune their prints. 


    In order to access these settings, MakerBot Print will need to be connected to the printer equipped with the Experimental Extruder via Ethernet, USB or WIFI. 

    You can find information on connecting to your printer at the links below:

    MakerBot Replicator+

    MakerBot Replicator Mini+ 

    Replicator Z18

    MakerBot Replicator 

    MakerBot Replicator Mini


    When the printer is connected you can access the additional settings by creating a custom profile. You can find details on how to do this here

    Settings unlocked by the Experimental Extruder will be marked with the Experimental Extruder icon. Custom profiles containing changes to these settings will also have this icon displayed next to them. 

    If you are not connected to a printer with an Experimental Extruder attached, prints modes and settings with this symbol will be grayed out. 

    Information on which settings to change for specific materials can be found on the MakerBot Labs Thingiverse community page

    Exporting to USB

    As long as MakerBot Print is connected to a printer with an Experimental Extruder attached, you are able to export prints to a USB drive using the additional settings exposed by the Experimental Extruder. 

    There is no way to export a file sliced with the additional Experimental Extruder settings without being connected to a printer equipped with the Experimental Extruder. 

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