The Innovative Media printers can fabricate 3D models from any 3D design software that is capable of exporting the file as a .stl, .obj, .maker, or several other 3D file formats.
The files must be converted to a 3D printer build file before printing, which can be done for the Makerbot with MakerBot Desktop Software; for the Ultimaker 2 with Cura for the Ultimaker; for the Lulzbot TAZ 5 with Cura for the Lulzbot (the software is actually more cross-compatible for advanced users, but that's an easy way to keep it straight). Several computers in Innovative Media have MakerBot Desktop programs installed. Moreover, various 3D design software packages are available including AutoDesk Maya, AutoDesk 3ds Max, and Google Sketchup Pro.
Sticking with .stl and .obj files assures the widest range of uses among our 3D printers.
When you want to design your own objects
To make sure your design has the structural integrity and completeness needed for 3D printing