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

    1. Native CAD Support

      • Windows: Import native CAD files, including parts and assemblies

      • Mac: Import STL files as an assembly

    2. Projects: Projects help keep your prints that include multiple models and span across multiple build plates organized and easily accessible

    3. Auto-Arrange: MakerBot Print will automatically arrange the files on your build plate or across your whole project

    4. Remote Monitoring: Start, control, and monitor your prints remotely

    5. New Print Preview: Preview the path that the extruder will take to create a print

    6. Review layers individually or watch simulated preview to:

      • Make adjustments before printing a model

      • View support material placement

      • Validate small features are printable

    7. 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

    8. Update Printer Firmware: Update your printer's firmware from the application

    9. Advanced Settings: Allows you to further customize your print settings

    10. Z Calibration: Calibrate your Smart Extruder+ from MakerBot Print

    11. Connect to Wifi: Ability to connect to your local Wifi and set up static IP

    12. 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. 

    Upcoming Features:

    • Per-model print settings

    • Change language

    • Thingiverse integration