MakerBot Print is our newest print-prepration software, which supports native CAD files and STL assemblies,
allows you to interact with all your printers via the Cloud, and many other exciting new features.
It seems pointless to invest so much time and money into a design, but then scale it down. For the size you're after, maybe an Ender3 is what you need? They print fairly well out of the box and only costs about $200.