Open your .stl, .obj, or .thing file in your MakerBot Desktop or Cura software. You can typically adjust:
The specific instructions for doing so can be found in one of the following user manuals:
Remember that 3D printing is itself a kind of experiment. Choose options that you think will work best for your model.
Note: What if you need to 3D print in higher quality, with faster turnaround time, or in different materials? If you need higher quality (higher resolution), the settings can be changed to make the build layer thinner, but remember that such prints will take more time. If you want to shorten the time of the print job, the best ways are to print at a lower resolution (lower quality) and/or make the object smaller. As for different materials, various printers support various materials (see About the 3D Printers). Please let Innovative Media staff know if you would like to suggest that we get equipment to print in another specific kind of material.
Once you have selected your settings, be sure to record them for your reference and add them to the logbook.