File Extension Library

.S3G File Extension

  • Developer by: MakerBot Industries
  • Category: 3D Image Files
  • Format: Binary

What is an .S3G file?

.S3G file extension is created by MakerBot Industries. .S3G has been classified as 3D Image Files. The format of .S3G file is Binary.

.S3G is MakerBot 3D Print File

3D printer file format used by MakerBot desktop 3D printers; contains 3D model printing instructions.

The S3G format is designed to deliver instructions to a 3D printer on how to print a 3D object based on a .STL or .OBJ 3D model file. The S3G file is primarily created by MakerBot Desktop and used by the MakerBot Replicator printer and can be sent to the printer via an SD card or connected USB cable.

NOTE: The S3G format was replaced by the .X3G format with the release of MakerBot Replicator 2.

List of all softwares that can open the MakerBot 3D Print File
MakerBot Desktop
MakerBot Replicator

How to Open .S3G file on different platforms

Open .S3G File on Windows

  • Right-click a .S3G
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .S3G file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .S3G files" Press "Ok"

Open .S3G File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .S3G file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .S3G File on Linux

Right click on the .S3G file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .S3G File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .S3G file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .S3G File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .S3G files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .S3G files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .S3G files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .S3G file format
  2. You need to check the .S3G file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)