File Extension Library

.THING File Extension

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

What is an .THING file?

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

.THING is MakerBot Thing File

3D model file used by MakerBot Desktop, an application that allows users to send 3D models to 3D printers; stores multiple .STL files arranged to be printed together; includes an XML manifest.

The THING file format is used as a container for STL files for 3D printing. It is compressed with Zip compression and allows you to continue to edit the the different components of a plate in MakerBot Desktop separately.

List of all softwares that can open the MakerBot Thing File
MakerBot Desktop
MakerBot Desktop

How to Open .THING file on different platforms

Open .THING File on Windows

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

Open .THING File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .THING 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 .THING File on Linux

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

Open .THING File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .THING 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 .THING 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 .THING files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .THING files

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