One of the most important parts of using a 3D printer is knowing how to print something with it. So, in this post I will show the steps to get your project from 3D model to a physical object.
Option 1: SD Card
A simple way to print a 3d file with a Makerbot printer is using an SD card to print the file through the printer itself.
2. The file
Take the file of your 3D object, whether you put it on a flash drive, emailed it to yourself, or otherwise. Click and drag the file onto the window, (insert image) and it will automatically process the file into the code for the 3D printer.
3. The SD card
Take the SD card in the 3D printer (insert image), and insert it into the computer (insert image). Then export the file from Makerbot into the SD card and name it something memorable.
4. The printer
Take the SD card out of the computer, the insert it back into the 3D printer. Then through The printer’s interface navigate click "Print from SD" and select your print. This should make the 3D printer begin preparing to print your object. Once the printer has heated up, it will begin printing automatically.
Option 2: Printing through the computer
The process for printing this way is almost exactly the same, but instead of clicking "Export Print File," simply click "Print". This will tell the Makerbot to begin prepping the print and will begin shortly thereafter.