Microsoft | Plug and Print in Windows 8.1
Printing with a MakerBot® Desktop 3D Printer on Windows 8.1 is now as simple as clicking a button. We’ve built a robust MakerBot 3D Printer Driver for Windows 8.1 so that anyone can 3D print directly from any 3D modeling application that supports the Windows 8.1 3D print pipeline. Microsoft’s Shanen Boettcher said, “Microsoft’s goal is to make the experience of 3D printing as easy as creating and printing a document using Microsoft Word. We’re thrilled incredible companies like MakerBot are implementing Windows 8.1 support to make 3D printing a reality for the masses.” This one-click wonder is yet another milestone in our partnership with Microsoft, and our mission to make 3D printing more accessible and easy to use for everyone. You can find MakerBot products at a Microsoft retail store near you, where you can see demonstrations of the new printer driver in action. Note: The MakerWare for Windows 8.1 installer available on our downloads page has been updated with our new 3D Printer Driver. Current MakerWare users on Windows 8.1 will need to uninstall older MakerWare drivers before updating to the latest version of MakerWare. Follow these instructions on the MakerWare Troubleshooting page to upgrade.