Hi, Im wondering if anyone manage to have a perfect setup to have the MakerBot rep 2 work correctly with the Makerbot Rep2.

I mean the begin gcode …end gcode so that if feel like the Makerbot desktop application fonctionalities.

I don’t feel like spending time and money on something that someone already has done.

I found few bits and bytes but not the complete settings.


The default profile from S3D works, but i’m pretty sure i made changes to it over the years i have been using it, though i don’t remember what was stock and what i changed anymore, so i will post my start and end code here, you can just copy and paste it in and you should be good to go. It says Replicator 2X, but i use the same profile for both the 2 and the 2X.

Starting Script:

; **** Replicator 2X start.gcode ****

M73 P0 ; Enable build progress

G162 X Y F3000 ; Home XY maximum

G161 Z F1200 ; Home Z minimum

G92 Z-5 ; Set Z to -5

G1 Z0 ; Move Z to 0

G161 Z F100 ; Home Z slowly

M132 X Y Z A B ; Recall home offsets

M135 T0 ; Load right extruder offsets

G1 X-120 Y-70 Z30 F3000 ; Move to wait position off table

G130 X50 Y50 Z20 A20 B20 ; Lower stepper Vrefs while heating

M126 S[fan_speed_pwm] ; Set fan speed

M140 S[bed0_temperature] T0 ; Heat buildplate

M134 T0 ; Stabilize bed temperature

M104 S[extruder0_temperature] T0 ; Heat right extruder

M133 T0 ; Stabilize extruder temperature

G130 X127 Y127 Z40 A127 B127 ; Default stepper Vref

G92 A0 B0 ; Zero extruders

G1 X100 Y-70 F3000 ; Move to front right corner of bed

G1 Z0.3 F6000 ; Move down to purge

G1 X-90 Y-70 E24 F2000 ; Extrude a line of filament across the front edge of the bed

G1 X-100 Y-70 F180 ; Wait for ooze

G1 X-110 Y-70 F5000 ; Fast wipe

G1 Z0.5 F100 ; Lift

G92 A0 B0 ; Zero extruders

M73 P1 ;@body (notify GPX body has started)

; **** end of start.gcode ****

Ending Script:

; **** Replicator 2X end.gcode ****

M73 P100 ; end build progress

G1 Z155 F1000 ; send Z axis to bottom of machine

M140 S0 T0 ; cool down HBP

M104 S0 T0 ; cool down right extruder

M104 S0 T1 ; cool down left extruder

M127 ; stop blower fan

G162 X Y F3000 ; home XY maximum

M18 ; disable stepper

M72 P1 ; play Ta-Da song

; **** end of end.gcode ****

This is what i have been using for years, no issues.

If you are not willing to spend the time to learn then maybe this isn’t for you.