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MakerBot Desktop 3.3 Follows Through with Print History Enhancement and More

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next eraMakerBot promised — and has delivered. Their enormous community of ‘makers’ keeps offering suggestions, and they keep listening. The result is that working with MakerBot products is as streamlined — and fun — as possible.

With the just-rolled-out MakerBot Desktop 3.3, users will be glad to see that they now have access to Print History. This is a small feature that packs a punch for offering efficiency to the 3D printing enthusiast who wants make additional prints without having to stop everything and re-create the wheel — again. With the new Print History feature, prints are automatically saved, easy to find, and afford greater efficiency to the user. MakerBot has created a super efficient technological library, personalized for your designs and prints.

PrintHistory_Header_fin-700x349The new Print History folder, added to the MakerBot Desktop Library tab, stores files from:

  • Thingiverse
  • MakerBot Cloud Library on your MakerBot Replicator
  • MakerBot Replicator Mini
  • MakerBot Replicator Z18

Previous to having the Print History folder, users were forced to reslice the entire build plate layout. Now, you are able to find your file quickly and easily in the folder which includes:

  • Name of file
  • Image of  file
  • Date when file was last printed

makerbot 1With even more streamlined efficiency, this new feature works from a very impressive mobile standpoint as well. If you’ve stepped away and something has gone awry with your printer, you will receive a message. If the printer is out of filament, you will be alerted, as well as when the 3D print is completed. All you need is MakerBot Mobile, and files you have printed will also be viewable in your Print History folder there, as well as notifications. MakerBot Mobile for iOS allows a new level of efficiency in 3D printing and has cloud capability.

You can also choose digital designs from Thingiverse or your MakerBot Cloud Library, optimize your designs, and slice them, all on your mobile application.  MakerBot points out how easy it is to shop from Thingiverse, since you can use the mobile app to download multiple designs and add them to your collection, along with uploading and sharing.

makerbot mobileThe mobile app also allows for remote control of the MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer for monitoring, canceling, pausing, as well as receiving notifications.

While the technology of 3D printing is already amazing in itself, there are always new enhancements to be made and more exciting barriers to break open. As one of the biggest names in 3D printing, MakerBot is still committed to their community of users and listening to what they want. so everybody has the advanced ability to create and make, with as little headache and as much fun as possible.

Have you downloaded the new release yet? How about MakerBot Mobile? Share your thoughts with us in the MakerBot Desktop 3.3 Release forum at 3DPB.com.

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