What is MakerBot Print?
What Is MakerBot Print?
MakerBot Print is our new desktop application that allows you to prepare, manage, and monitor 3D prints.
Prepare: Import design files and fine-tune their settings for optimal results when printing.
Manage: Keep your projects organized by automatically arranging models across one or several build plates.
Monitor: Kick-off prints, control your printer, and monitor print progress remotely.
Note: Limited compatibility with 4th Generation Printers.
MakerBot Print Feature List
Native CAD Support
Windows: Import native CAD files, including parts and assemblies
Mac: Import STL files as an assembly
Projects: Projects help keep your prints that include multiple models and span across multiple build plates organized and easily accessible
Auto-Arrange: MakerBot Print will automatically arrange the files on your build plate or across your whole project
Remote Monitoring: Start, control, and monitor your prints remotely
New Print Preview: Preview the path that the extruder will take to create a print
Review layers individually or watch simulated preview to:
Make adjustments before printing a model
View support material placement
Validate small features are printable
Automatic Software Updates: When there is a new version of MakerBot print available, your app will download it in the background and let you know when it’s ready to be installed
Update Printer Firmware: Update your printer's firmware from the application
Advanced Settings: Allows you to further customize your print settings
Z Calibration: Calibrate your Smart Extruder+ from MakerBot Print
Connect to Wifi: Ability to connect to your local Wifi and set up static IP
Example Prints: Print from our selection of example files for quick printing
Supported File Types
Mac: MakerBot (.makerbot), STL (.stl)
Windows: MakerBot (.makerbot), STL (.stl), SolidWorks (.sldprt, .sldasm), InventorOBJ (.ipt, .iam), IGES (.iges, .igs), STEP AP203/214 (.step, .stp), CATIA (.CATPart, .CATProduct), Wavefront Object(.obj), Unigraphics/NX (.prt), Solid Edge (.par, .asm), ProE/Creo (.prt, .prt., .asm, .asm.), VRML(.wrl), Parasolid (.x_t, .x_b)
Note: Users cannot import MakerBot (.makerbot) files. 2017+ versions of the file types mentioned above may have trouble communicating with MakerBot Print.
Per-model print settings