What is a .THING File And How To Open It – MakerBot Industries (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .thing extension. It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .thing file extension and how to open it.

What is a .THING file?

The .THING file extension is MakerBot Thing File. The development of this file was done by MakerBot Industries. The file has the zip format, and it is a 3D images related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .thing file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .THING file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .THING file on various operating systems.

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

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .thing 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. You can also use MakerBot Desktop software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .THING file

2. In the second step you need to locate 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”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .THING file on Mac

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

1. In the first step you need to download the MakerBot Desktop software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use MakerBot Desktop software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .THING file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the MakerBot Desktop software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .THING file?

If you cannot open the .THING file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .THING file.thl – Individual Software, .thm – Sony Ericsson, .thm – Thermwood, .thmx – Microsoft, .thp – Wii/GameCube Video File. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

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