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.

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Here is what you need to do:

  • Unpack the files on your computer, not the SD card
  • Open the STL file in a slicing software like Cura and change the settings as recommended in the printing instructions (you can use one of Cura's default profiles).
  • Hit the prepare button and Cura will slice the file into gcode
  • If you have inserted your micro sd card into your computer and you are using Cura, Cura will ask if you want to save to the removable drive (say yes)
  • If you aren't using Cura or didn't put the micro sd card into your computer save the gcode somewhere and then move it to the micro SD card.
  • Insert the micro sd card into the printer, refresh the SD card in the menu and then print the gcode file.

Don't worry I just got my printer a couple of weeks ago, there is a lot to learn but you will figure it out. Watch a bunch of videos, ask a bunch of questions, experiment, have fun.