MakerBot Desktop

A complete, free 3D printing solution for discovering, managing, and sharing your 3D prints.

Latest Version: 3.9.1
For All MakerBot Replicator
3D Printers

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OS X support for:
  • 10.11 El Capitan
  • 10.10 Yosemite
  • 10.9 Mavericks
  • 10.8 Mountain Lion
Windows XP support is limited to MakerWare 2.2.
Mac OS X 10.6 support is limited to MakerWare 2.4.1.
MakerWare for Digitizer is not available for this operating system.
Ubuntu support for:
  • 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
  • 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)
Version 3.9.2 Notes
Latest Release
3.9.2 Notes: "For Windows Only"

We're always working to improve MakerBot Desktop and MakerBot Firmware so you can get the most out of your MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer.

To take advantage of the Smart Extruder+ as well the latest improvements, it's important to keep your MakerBot Desktop and MakerBot Firmware up to date. You can download the latest version of MakerBot Desktop from this page. To update MakerBot Firmware, please follow these instructions.

Important: When printing files via the USB port, your printer's internal storage, or your Library, reprepare (reslice) them through MakerBot Desktop to achieve the best results. Files that are not reprepared (resliced) will not achieve best results.

3.9.2 Bug Fixes:

Fixed a Windows-only bug where slicing failure could lead to the following:

  • A blank file exporting
  • A blank Print Preview dialog
  • A "Waiting for file" message on your printer’s control panel with no progress percentage
  • A "File not found" error
  • 3.9.1 Notes:

    3.9.1 Bug Fixes:

  • Single-walled prints being printed at the wrong speed affecting quality
  • Single-walled extrusions not showing up in the toolpath visualizer
  • Inner shells being printed at higher speeds than recommended
  • Small features in models causing prints to stop before completion
  • Left extruder not heating when printing files generated using custom profiles
  • Purge walls no longer on by default for dual extrusion prints
  • 3.9.1 Known Issues:

  • If you’re using multiple printers of the same type equipped with different extruders (Smart Extruder/Smart Extruder+), make sure to open the Settings dialog when switching between printers to ensure extruder settings are properly applied.
  • When printing with an out of date custom profile you will get two error messages: one for the out of date profile, and one for printing with the wrong extruder type. The extruder type error is being thrown automatically and you can ignore it unless you have actually changed your extruder type.
  • Videos in the Learn tab may cause instability on certain systems. Try the "open in browser" option or find the videos on Makerbot.com/Support.
  • During autoupdate, the installer dialog can appear before MakerBot Desktop is completely closed. Wait 5 seconds after the appearance of the installer dialog before clicking "Yes" to start installing.
  • Slicing a file with unicode characters in the filename will fail. To get around this issue, rename your file.
  • If an error is thrown when connecting to a hidden wireless network, please dismiss the error and check to see if you are connected before attempting to connect again.
  • The toolpath visualizations for the Replicator Single, Replicator Dual, Replicator 2, and Replicator 2X begin at the fourth layer.
  • Transformation icons have invisible text labels.
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    Empowered Printing

    Explore
    Find and share things to print with integrated Thingiverse.
    MakerBot Replicator On-Board Camera Feed
    Monitor
    The onboard camera makes it easy to keep tabs on your prints.
    Control
    Quick access to common commands like suspend, change filament, or cancel.

    Keep Organized with the Library

    Import
    Bring all your existing files into a personal, secure, cloud-enabled library.
    Manage
    Easily rename, edit, and add instructions to your personal files, layouts, and collections.
    MakerBot Desktop