We loaned the Makerbot Replicator 2 for Chip Hack as part of Wuthering Bytes this week. This meant I had to set my laptop up ready for anyone to send prints from it.
Initially, I downloaded Makerbot Print, but this doesn't work with USB cable. Apparently, the latest software mainly supports networking, but supports 'older' machines by allowing printing from SD card. Makerbot Desktop can be downloaded, but was difficult to find - various operating systems are catered for here: https://support.makerbot.com/troubleshooting/makerbot-desktop-software/software-download/download_12190
It's easy to send a print from this, and the GUI enables you to select filament temperature, which I reduced from 230 to 220C, but maybe even lower would be ok. The latest stock of filament that I've bought for BR stipulates 190 - 220 C.
I also downloaded OpenSCAD to experiment with for the initial 3D design aspect, though other options are available, including Sketchup.
Anyone else interested into getting to grips with all this? It'd be good if a few of us could make a start here . . .