MakerBot Desktop

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

Latest Version: 3.7
For All MakerBot Replicator
3D Printers

MakerBot Desktop

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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.
Version 3.7 Notes
Latest Release
3.7 Notes:

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 all the latest improvements and capabilities, it’s important to keep your MakerBot Desktop and MakerBot Firmware current and 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.


  • New custom profile editor
  • For Fifth Generation MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers:

  • Variable layer height: High quality prints now use thicker infill layers for faster printing
  • Ability to connect to hidden wireless networks
  • Ability to set a static IP address for printers connected over Ethernet
  • Smart Extruder information added to the device preferences
  • Known Issues:

  • When using Quick settings for dual-extrusion printing, rafts and support will default to mixedMaterial unless MakerBot Dissolvable Filament is selected for one extruder. In this case, the extruder with MakerBot Dissolvable Filament will be used for rafts and support by default.
  • 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.
  • Learn tab videos will not play inside MakerBot Desktop on 32-bit Windows machines. As a workaround, view the videos in a browser.
  • Transformation icons have invisible text labels.
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    Keep Organized with the Library

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

    Monitor and Control Your Prints

    Quick access to common commands like suspend, change filament, or cancel.
    MakerBot Replicator On-Board Camera Feed
    The onboard camera makes it easy to keep tabs on your prints.

    More Ways to Connect

    Wi-Fi or LAN Wi-Fi or LAN
    Sending files to your MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer is easier than ever. Connect via Wi-Fi, Ethernet or USB.

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