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.
I had the same trouble, had to print bunches of extra struts just to make four gear toys. Have enough gears left to make two more but not going to spend all day printing struts for demo. will take a look a drayde's mod.