A CAD and 3D printing software for your desktop computer

MatterControl 2.0

MatterControl is a CAD and 3D printing software for your desktop computer. Featuring printer host functionality that lets you directly control and monitor printing when connected via USB, you can also slice STLs for export to SD card for offline printing and even generate designs in the new CAD section of the software.

The interface is remarkably well structured. To the left side, you have a file browser and a library of geometric primitives for importing into your print. A new and most welcome feature is the ability to take these primitives, drag them into position on the STL you wish to print, and designate them as support structures, allowing for truly customizable supports.

Suitably advanced print settings for configuring your print jobs and a slick viewer rounds MatterControl out as a comprehensive 3D printing software for most aspects of the print process, from support preparation to slicing and control.

Aside from the slicing features the MatterControl offers, this all-in-one software package also has Design Tools that enable users to design parts. These designs can be seamlessly transferred over into the slicer and printed. While many other 3D printing software programs aim to serve a single purpose, MatterControl 2.0 tackles the entire process, from design to printing, all in one place.