It usually happens when you log in from Facebook, Box, Google or another social login. The email address associated with your social login is different than the one you used to sign up for MakePritnable. To access your old files, just sign out and sign back in with your initial email account.
After uploading your 3D model you can tick the secure option. Select this feature to protect your model from being seen by MakePrintable and our server providers. An encryption process will be added to the model before it's prepared and decrypted at the final stage.
You can upload one of these 3D file formats:
3ds Max 3DS (.3ds)
3ds Max ASE (.ase)
AutoCAD DXF (.dxf)
DirectX X (.x)
Industry Foundation Classes (.ifc)
Milkshape 3D (.ms3d)
Quake III Map/BSP (.pk3)
Your model probably has a lot of polygons, the more polygons you have, the more granular the details of your model will be. We added a polygon optimisation feature, which allows you adjust the number of polygons in your model, which in turn reduces the size of your file.
MakePrintable is the easiest and fastest way for you to take a 3D modeling or CAD file and automatically repair holes, repair non-manifold issues, check for watertightness and optimize and repair the file for 3D printing.
Hollowing re- mesh's your Model, removing all the inside mesh's turning it empty from the inside. It will also add an escape hole to allow material to flow through it. It's perfect if you would like to reduce the material cost of your 3D print, as it removes time and material expenditure.
All analysis and repairs are for free, and unlimited so feel free to fix as many STL or other 3d models as you like. We provide each plan with a set number of downloads each month. Feel free to pick any of the models you would like to download. Each monthly plan has a download quota.
The free plan allows you to analyze and repair unlimited amount of models, and download only 3 of those models monthly. The Premium (Pro and Plus) offers everything that the free plan offers but includes more monthly downloads each month. In addition to premium features like wall thickness adjuster.
The Plus plan is ideal for anyone who prints between 25-50 models a month, and faulty prints faulty prints are a cost and inconvenience for them. Mostly we notice print shops, architects, product designers, set designers, and consultants mostly on this plan.
We have a free and premium (Pro and Plus) plans. We recommend everyone try the free version first and try out the Pro version using our two-week trial, and select the plan that works best for their 3D Printing needs.
MakePrintable is working on a whole range of plugins, we currently have a Cura, Blender and Sketchup plugin, and are working on a few others. We also created an app inside Thingiverse's utilities tools. For more details about our plugins, check out our plugin section and stay tuned for more!