What is a .S3G File And How To Open It – MakerBot Industries (Easy Steps)

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Have you came across a file with the .s3g extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .s3g file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .S3G file?

The file extension .S3G stands for MakerBot 3D Print File. This file extension belongs to the developer MakerBot Industries. The file has the binary format, and it is a 3D images related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .s3g file on 1 platform.

How to open a .S3G file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .S3G file on various operating systems.

How to open a .S3G file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .s3g file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the MakerBot Desktop software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is MakerBot Desktop.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .S3G file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the MakerBot Desktop software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .S3G file?

If you cannot open the .S3G file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .S3G file.s3i – Scream Tracker 3 Instrument, .s3m – Future Crew, .s3s – Amanita Design, .s3z – Future Crew, .s4d – Androz 2091. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .S3G file with the MakerBot Desktop program on Windows.