Windows 8.1 has the native 3D printer support, so you directly click “print” button from third-party applications to build 3d models. NOw the immediate availability of the UP! 3D Printer Driver for Windows 8.1 has been announced by Tiertime (PP3DP) and that will make 3D printing more easier.
For Customers who has an UP! 3D Printer and also a tablet or computer running Windows 8.1 OS, simply run the Windows Update and it will automatically download the latest UP! 3D Printer driver to your device and install it. Once the system have installed the UP! driver, you are able to load any 3D design from SolidWorks or 123D Design program and turn the the file into 3D Physics models directly.
Now other manufacturers like MakerBot Replicator 2 and Cubify also support the Windows 8.1 driver system.