.X3G File Extension

X3G Printer File

The X3G format delivers instructions from 3D model files like .STL or .OBJ to 3D printers to print models. MakerBot Replicator uses X3G files. X3G files send to the printer via SD card or USB cable. ...

General Information

Title X3G File Extension
Extension .x3g
Full Form X3G Printer File
File Type 3D Printer Instruction File
Developer MakerBot Industries
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function 3D printing instructions
Additional Functions Stores model, Printer commands
Features Binary format, Compact

File Characteristics

Quality Precision dependent
Supports Layers Yes
Supports Transparency No
Editable Via software

Use Cases

3D Printing Yes
Prototyping Yes
Manufacturing Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Tampering possible
Best Practices Verify source, Regular updates

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Circa 2009
Latest Version Varies by software

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .stl, .obj, .gcode

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
MakerBot Free, Paid Windows, Mac
ReplicatorG Free Windows, Mac, Linux
Simplify3D Paid Windows, Mac, Linux