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.