Print files exported for Fifth Generation MakerBot 3D printers should have a .makerbot file extension. To print a model that has been sliced as a .makerbot file via MakerBot Desktop, go to File > Print from File, select the .makerbot file and click Open.Can I repair my MakerBot Replicator 3D printer?
We repair a lot of MakerBot Replicator 3D printers. The troubleshooting questions we get asked are often centered around the same issues. Here is a list of these issues and their most common solutions. Let’s get started. Your 3D prints keep failing part-way or about a half-hour into printing.How do I save a model to my MakerBot?
Click File > Save to save locally as a Thing, OBJ or STL file. Click Export Print File > Export Now to save locally as a X3G, S3G, or GCode file (older MakerBot 3D printers). For more information about saving files, view the article on MakerBot Desktop: How to save a model Print SettingsWhat do I do if my MakerBot steps are failing?
When your bot steps are failing, they can cause problems with your MakerBot’s LCD screen. Unplug your machine, turn it on its side, and remove the bottom plate to access the motherboard. Remove all 4 bot steps if you have a Rep 2, all 5 if you have a Rep 2X.