Submit Build File via USB

If you do not want to submit your build file over a network, you may save the build file to a USB drive and upload it to the printer. This section assumes you have prepared the build file in 3D Sprint and transferred the file to a USB device.

NOTE: The printer only accepts USB drives formatted in FAT32 or NTFS. If you experience issues with the printer reading your USB device, you can troubleshoot by turning the power switch on the back of the printer off, and then on again. If you continue to experience issues, contact your reseller.


  1. At any time, even during printing, you may insert a USB device with .f4x or .pxl files on it. The printer will automatically look for these files and show the screen at the right if it finds them. Tap Dismiss if you do not wish to transfer USB files at this time. Tap Select Jobs to bring up a list of the build files on the USB device.

NOTE: If the printer finds a firmware-update file on your USB device, it will prompt you to update the firmware with that file before it shows any of the print jobs on the device. Tap "Cancel" and the printer will then show the "print jobs" screen at the right.

NOTE: The PXL format slices the file in 3D Sprint, which makes the job-submission process faster than submitting with the F4X format. However, the file will be optimized for the printer that Sprint was connected to at the time the file was created, while F4X can be used effectively on any of your NextDent 5100 printers. See the section Submit Build File via Network for more information on F4X.

  1. Tap the checkbox next to each print job you wish to add to the printer queue. When you have selected all the files you wish to add to the queue, tap Add to Queue.

NOTE: The printer can store up to 32 queued jobs at a time.

  1. You will see a screen like the one at the right to confirm that your jobs have been added to the print queue. Tap Continue to go back to the screen the printer was on before this process.
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