FAQs

  • What does the hollowing feature do? And benefit do I get from using it?
    Hollowing re- mesh's your Model, removing all the inside mesh's turning it empty from the inside. It will also add an escape hole to allow material to flow through it. It's perfect if you would like to reduce the material cost of your 3D print, as it removes time and material expenditure.
  • What are the benefits of using MakePrintable?
    MakePrintable is the easiest and fastest way for you to take a 3D modeling or CAD file and automatically repair holes, repair non-manifold issues, check for watertightness and optimize and repair the file for 3D printing.
  • Does MakePrintable have a G-code reverser?
    MakePrintable can convert G-code on other formats into STL or Obj. Although we don't have a convert button on our application, the proper way to convert G-codes is to upload it and let it go through the repairing process then you can download it in STL, Obj or 3MF format
  • What 3D file format can I upload?
    You can upload one of these 3D file formats: 3ds Max 3DS (.3ds) 3ds Max ASE (.ase) AC3D (.ac) AutoCAD DXF (.dxf) Collada (.dae) DirectX X (.x) Filmbox (.fbx) G-Code (.gcode) Industry Foundation Classes (.ifc) LightWave (.lwo) Milkshape 3D (.ms3d) Modo (.lxo) Quake III Map/BSP (.pk3) Stanford Polygon
  • When importing files from Google Drive or Box, My Models section is empty?
    It usually happens when you log in from Facebook, Box, Google or another social login. The email address associated with your social login is different than the one you used to sign up for MakePritnable. To access your old files, just sign out and sign back in with your initial email account.