File Extension Library

.X3G File Extension

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

What is an .X3G file?

.X3G file extension is created by MakerBot Industries. .X3G has been classified as 3D Image Files. The format of .X3G file is Binary.

.X3G is 3D Print File

3D printer file format used by desktop 3D printers with MakerBot or Sailfish firmwares such as MakerBot Replicator, FlashForge, and Wanhao; contains 3D model printing instructions.

The X3G format is designed to deliver instructions from a 3D model file, such as .STL or .OBJ, to a 3D printer in order to print the 3D object. The X3G file is primarily used by MakerBot Replicator and can be sent to the printer via an SD card or connected USB cable.

NOTE: The X3G format replaced the .MAKERBOT and .S3G formats with the release of MakerBot Replicator 2.

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

How to Open .X3G file on different platforms

Open .X3G File on Windows

  • Right-click a .X3G
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .X3G file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .X3G files" Press "Ok"

Open .X3G File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .X3G 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 .X3G File on Linux

Right click on the .X3G file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .X3G File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .X3G 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 .X3G 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 .X3G files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .X3G files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .X3G files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .X3G file format
  2. You need to check the .X3G file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)