MakerBot Digitizer


Create, Scan and Share Your Very Own 3D Models

The MakerBot Digitizer allows you to digitally capture precious 3D objects, mementos, and creations. With the easy-to-use software, you can create clean 3D models from an actual object in just two clicks. The MakerBot Digitizer connects to your computer via USB.

After scanning, you will get standard design files that you can modify or improve upon via 3rd-party 3D design software, which you can then share with friends. While you can 3D print your design files on any 3D printer, the MakerBot Digitizer is optimized to seamlessly work with MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation 3D Printers.

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Optimized for 3D Printing

With just two clicks, the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner’s easy to use, yet sophisticated software creates clean, watertight 3D models that are ready to 3D print. We’ve optimized the whole process to work seamlessly with MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printers, but you get standard design files to use on the 3D printer of your choice. You don’t need any design or 3D modeling skills to get started, and it all happens in just minutes.

Remake Your World

See things differently. When you scan an object, you give it a brand new life in the digital world. The MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner outputs standard 3D file formats so that you can improve, shape, mold, twist, animate, and transform objects in a third-party 3D modeling program.

Sophisticated Software

Behind the two-click simplicity is a powerful and complex reconstruction process. MakerWare for Digitizer contains an algorithm that connects hundreds of thousands of points into a seamless digital mesh in just seconds. There’s no patching, stitching, or repairing required, so you can skip straight to your creative process. We’ve worked hard to create software that saves you time.

Create Better 3d Models

MakerBot MultiScan Technology allows you to scan objects from multiple angles to capture the top, bottom, and hidden parts of your object. You can then “merge” them together to create the best possible 3D model.


  • Digitally capture and preserve your favorite 3D objects, like mementos, creations, or anything precious
  • Create clean 3D models in just two clicks using the easy-to-use software, MakerWare for Digitizer, which is part of MakerBot Desktop
  • No design or 3D modeling experience is required to get started
  • Make copies of your models quickly and easily
  • Optimized to work seamlessly with your MakerBot Replicator 5th Generation 3D Printer
  • The file format is also compatible with other 3D printers
  • Modify, remix, and improve your scans with 3D modeling programs
  • Easily upload your scans to MakerBot Thingiverse
  • Share photos of your creations on Facebook and other social media