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  • 1. Go to the specific group and click on More+ and then on Albums.   2. Click on Create Album.   3. Write the title and...

    1. Go to the specific group and click on More+ and then on Albums.

     

    2. Click on Create Album.

     

    3. Write the title and add a short description (you can add your YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or any other link).

     

    4. Add desired photos.

     

    5. When all photos are uploaded, simply save photos. You photo album should be published now.

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  • Once when you upload files and renders/photos of your 3D model on PARTcloud.net, simply go to the render/photo you would like to have as ...

    Once when you upload files and renders/photos of your 3D model on PARTcloud.net, simply go to the render/photo you would like to have as a privew and click on an "Image" icon (upper right corner).

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  • 1. Go to your uploaded model on PARTcloud.net and click on 3D model.   2. Use mouse to choose size and position of 3D model. ...

    1. Go to your uploaded model on PARTcloud.net and click on 3D model.

     

    2. Use mouse to choose size and position of 3D model.

     

    3. Lock the position by clicking on camera icon - done!

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  • 1. Download the APP 2. Activate the SKETCHER       3. use the SKETCHER

    1. Download the APP

    2. Activate the SKETCHER

     

     

     

    3. use the SKETCHER

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  • 1. Go to your published 3D model on PARTcloud.net (3D SHARE)   2. Click on "Configure your code and use it in your website". Als...

    1. Go to your published 3D model on PARTcloud.net (3D SHARE)

     

    2. Click on "Configure your code and use it in your website". Also, click on the render to be visible, not 3D model (upper red box).

     

    3. Click on "Copy" and the link will become blue

     

    4. Click on "Community" (upper-left)

     

    5. Once you are on homepage, just "Paste" it on "Post Something..." and you will see the link of your 3D model. Click on "Share".

     

     

    6. Your 3D model/render should be published on homepage now and it will get more attention like that!

     

     

     

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  • Augmented Reality (AR) is understood as computer-assisted extension of the perception of reality. Frequently, images or videos are supple...

    Augmented Reality (AR) is understood as computer-assisted extension of the perception of reality. Frequently, images or videos are supplemented with additional information or virtual objects by means of overlaying or superimposing.

     

     

    1.Users have to login at PARTcloud.net or create an account. If you are already registered for the 3D CAD models download portal PARTcommunity, this is also valid for PARTcloud.net.The components are uploaded and the information as well as details filled in, so that the 3D CAD model can be found more easily by other users.

     

     

     

    2.After uploading, the 3D CAD model appears in your own portfolio.

     

    3. The users now activate the environment function by moving the cursor to the lower bar and clicking the last button.

     

    4. A new window appears, where the environments can be selected. Here are different environments available to the users, such as city silhouette and floor variants such as parquet. Both options can be selected at the same time.

     

    5. At the end, the users obtain their 3D model with the selected background. Now they can put the model in the scene accordingly per screenshot or in the PARTcloud.net app or add the image at social networks.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 1.) Select ADD COLLECTION   2.) Start a new COLLECTION or take an existing - the first added part always define the previe pictu...

    1.) Select ADD COLLECTION

     

    2.) Start a new COLLECTION or take an existing - the first added part always define the previe picture of your collection

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  • 1.) Open your 3D Model and selct the UPLOAD IMAGE button  

    1.) Open your 3D Model and selct the UPLOAD IMAGE button

     

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  • With the so-called HotSpot function, additional diverse information can now be linked with a preview of the uploaded component. Those 3...

    With the so-called HotSpot function, additional diverse information can now be linked with a preview of the uploaded component. Those 3D CAD models become an interactive encyclopedia for engineers and members of the PARTcloud.net sharing community.

    Besides videos and animated graphics, members of the community can also provide descriptions of the 3D CAD model and explain their own designs. The advantage is also shown with the sharing or embedding of the 3D CAD model in other websites: The information remains unchanged and engineers can obtain a first impression at once.

    How to do it? It is very simple, just follow these guide lines:

     

     

    1. Once your 3D model is uploaded on PARTcloud.net, a HotSpot can be added. Click on the icon "HotSpot Mode".

     

     

    2. Choose the HotSpot location on your 3D model and click to confirm it. The "black box" is a place where the title will be shown.

     

     

    3. Choose among options depending on what you would like to add. A new window appears where the information can be selected that is to be filed. Users then have a choice between texts, links, images, videos and manufacturer catalogs. The latter shows engineers, for example, which standard parts were used in the design. In this case, we will use "Link" and then "YouTube" in order to show a video clip. If you want to add an article, you can choose "Wikipedia" - it is all up to you.

     

     

     

    4. Add the title of info you would like to provide.

     

     

    5. Find what you are looking for (in this case, a video clip from YouTube) and copy-paste the link. Click on "Add".

     

     

     6. The HotSpot should appear beside your 3D model. You can add as many HotSpots as you like. We added one more in this case (on bottom) to make it educational and more interesting like that.

     

     

     7. Click on it and you can watch that specific YouTube video clip. You can also click on YouTube to take you directly there (black arrow). Once again, you can add any other HotSpot depending on what you would like to show: Wikipedia article, PDF catalog, Vimeo, photo, website, etc.

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY6o2_8Fqu8

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • You can embed an interactive view of your 3D CAD models and assemblies into your website and many CAD manufacturers are already doing it....

    You can embed an interactive view of your 3D CAD models and assemblies into your website and many CAD manufacturers are already doing it.

    1. Create an account on PARTcloud.net

     

    2. Click on the upload button at the top of the page. You will then be asked to select a file(s) and to fill out some details about the part before uploading it.

     

    3. Once the part of assembly has been uploaded, you will be able to see it in your portfolio.

     

    4. If you view the part in your portfolio, you will see a box labelled "Configure your code and use it in your website".

     

    5.There are options available on how your part is shown and which aspects are visible. Underneath those options, an Iframe will be configured, which you can embed into your website. Before copying the code into your website you can test it. Click on the button “Try it” and you will be forwarded to a new site.

    Here you can test and modify your code. The size of the viewer can be adjusted by the width and height figures in the code. Afterwards: Copy this code and paste it into your website.

     

    6. When you preview the webpage, you will now be able to see the interactive window displaying your files.

     


     


     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • http://touchterrain.geol.iastate.edu/ What is Touch Terrain? Our TouchTerrain web application creates 3D terrain model files that can b...

    http://touchterrain.geol.iastate.edu/


    What is Touch Terrain?

    Our TouchTerrain web application creates 3D terrain model files that can be printed on a 3D printer. You select the area you want to print, decide which Digital Elevation Model (DEM) you want to use, set some print parameters and let the app do all the work. When it's done, you download the 3D model file(s) (STL or OBJ format) and print it out on your 3D printer or send it to an online 3D print service.

     

    Area selection (hillshade):

    3D digital model (link to live viewer):

    3D printed model:

     

    This app is developed by Chris Harding and Franek Hasiuk of the Geofab lab at Iowa State University. It's use is free of charge but please understand that it is still in early development and so may not always work perfectly.

     

    How to use the TouchTerrain app

    Let's say you want to 3D printable terrain file(s) for a certain area. First, you need to find this area on the Google Map.

    Moving around the google map

    • Move the Transparency slider to the left to hide the hillshade layer for now.
    • Click on the - or + button the in the lower left corner to zoom out or in. (Or: use your mousewheel).
    • Left click and drag your mouse to pan the map.
    • Switch to different types of google maps via the buttons in the upper left corner: streetmap, terrain map, satellite map
    • Use zoom and pan until you find the desired area.

     

    Using the hillshade layer

    The hillshade layer shows topographic relief, which tends to bring out ridges, river beds, and other terrain morphologies. It's useful for finding interesting terrain features for printing. The hillshade layer overlays the Google Map (street map or satellite map); Move the Transparency (%) slider to "mix" both layers, the higher the % the more the Google basemap will come through:

    0%

    45%

    70%

    70%, with street map

     

    You can further tweak the appearance of the hillshade layer by setting different Gamma Correction values, which affects the luminance of the hillshade. Low Gamma (< 1.0) values make for a generally darker hillshade but can be helpful to bring out minute details, especially in relatively flat terrain. Unlike with the Transparency slider, where change is instantaneous, you have to click on Set New Gamma Value to see the change (because it requires server-side processing).

    0.3

    1.0

    2.0

      (Link to this area)

    Choosing an Elevation Data Source

    TouchTerrain offers several types of Digital Elevation Data (DEM) rasters, which differ in resolution and area coverage. Resolution refers to the real-world size of each raster cell (pixel), e.g. in the USGS/NED DEM raster, each cell is approximately 10 x 10 m. However, NED only covers the US - areas outside the US are covered at lower resolutions. After selecting a different Elevation data source, the areas covered by it will be shown via the grey hillshade layer:

     

    USGS/NED:
    ~10 m resolution,
    US lower 48 states only

    SRTM GL1:

    ~30 m resolution,

    Worldwide up to 60 degrees latitude

     

    GMTED 2010:

    ~90 m resolution,

    Worldwide, onshore-only

    ETOPO1:

    ~1 km resolution,

    Worldwide - including offshore (bathymetry)

     

     

    Selecting an area to print

    Once you've decided on a general area, click on Re-center box in current view. This will show a red Area Selection Box, outlining the area you will 3D print.

     

    • Click inside the box and drag - this will move the box without changing the size.
    • Click on one of the small white circles and drag - this will resize the box.
    • If you lose the box when moving around the map, press  Re-center box in current view again.
    • The lat/long coordinates of the top right and lower left corner of the selection box are shown as well. (But, you cannot change the box by typing in coordinates …)

     

    Setting the 3D Printer Options

    This configures how the selected area will be converted into 3D model files for later printing.

     

    • Tile width: The width of each tile after it's file has been printed out. Here, the selection box is divided into 4 tiles ( 2 x 2). The width of each of the 4 tiles set to 8 cm, their height has been calculated to 9 cm. To make a decision you need to know the approximate size on your printer's build plate.
    • Resolution: Again, you will need to have some knowledge about the XY precision of your printer. This number is limited by the realistically smallest vertical distance (in mm) your printer can move. As finer resolutions leads to longer processing and print times and larger 3D model files, it is advisable to start with a rather coarse resolution (something like 20 x the finest XY precision of the printer given in your manual) and go to a finer resolution if the results lack desired details. Conceptually, this corresponds how the printer moves along an internal grid - for a 80 mm x 90 mm tile, 0.5 mm per step results in a 160 x 180 grid.
    • Tiles to print: the number of tiles that divide the Selection box into smaller areas. Each tile has the same size (width x height)
    • Re-scaling: Depending on the values for tiles and printer resolution, the original DEM raster will be re-sampled to approximately this resolution before creating the 3D models from it. This is directly related to the aforementioned grid. Here, the original DEM raster has a 1000 m resolution; however, the requested 160 x 180 grid corresponds to a coarser resolution of about 3140 m. Using this lower resolution means less processing and smaller files. But, if you wanted to, you could get closer to the original 1000 m resolution by either making the tiles larger (e.g. set the tile width to 10 cm), use more tiles (3 by 3) or lower the print resolution (e.g. to 0.3 mm). However,  make sure that your do not rescale drastically below the original resolution, in this case below 1000 m.
    • Model base thickness:  a thin base will be put beneath the model to prevent having a hole at the lowest elevation. The thickness should be at least be four times as thick as a typical layer from your printer to ensure good coverage.
    • Vertical Exaggeration (z-scale):  the elevation is multiplied by this factor before printing. A z-scale of x 1 results in no distortion. Z-scales larger than one are useful to bring out details in comparatively flat terrain.
    • File format: The type of 3D model file created. STL is the standard format for 3D printers. STL binary is prefered for its small file size.

     

    Understanding the linkage of tile size, tile number, source DEM resolution and 3D print resolution

    It is useful to understand how these four parameters are linked to create good quality 3D models. You probably want your 3D printer models to show as much detail as possible, which means setting the parameters in a way that the re-scaled resolution is close to, but not lower, than the source DEM resolution. As this can be a bit of a juggling act, here's an example scenario:

    Let's assume you want to create a tiled model with the SRTM GL1 DEM source, for which each cell is 30 x 30 m. With 4 tiles, each 8 x 6.5 cm and a resolution of 0.5 mm, the 30 m cells need to be rescaled (resampled, interpolated) to a 61 m cells for 3D printing. This means that as the 3D printer moves in 0.5 mm steps, it jumps (roughly) 60 m in reality, so the printed model would have less detail than it could, given the original DEM data resolution of 30 m. That's not necessarily a bad thing, you're just not getting the degree of terrain details that the original DEM sources data provides.

     

    If you wanted to get a print with better detail, there are several parameters you could tweak:

     

    • Use a finer 3D printer resolution (i.e. lower the mm number). Using 0.25 mm instead of 0.5 mm yields a rescaling to 30.5 m from the original 30 m resolution, i.e. this printout would show better detail than the 60 m version we had before. However, you have to make sure that your 3D printer can actually realize this finer resolution effectively, something that may requires you to print both versions and compare the end results. It may well turn out that the finer resolution model does not actually look any better than the coarser version, in which case you might as well stick with the coarser resolution.

    • Increase the tile size (cm).  With a 12 x 9.8 cm tile size (but again using 0.5 mm), the print model would be rescaled from 30 m to 40.66 m. The full model would be physically larger (24 x 19.6 cm) and its detail noticeably better than the model with the 61 m resolution:  
    • Increase the number of tiles. Setting the size back to 8 x 6.5 cm, again using a 0.5 mm print resolution, but this time using 3 x 3 tiles, rescales from 30 m to 40.7 m. Very similar to the case above - again the full model would be 24 x 19.5 cm with better detail, but you would have to print out 9 tiles instead of 6 tiles.

     

    By now you can probably see how these parameters interact. You could, of course, change multiple parameters at once, e.g. set larger tiles (12 x 9.8 cm) and use a finer 3D print resolution of 0.25 mm:

    This results in a rescaling from 30 m to 20 m, which will print but is actually somewhat pointless. Resampling the original DEM resolution to 20 meters will not increase the information content, and you're unlikely to print a model with better details than using around 30 m. You will, however, wait a bit longer and get larger files, which is simply inefficient. In other words, you might as well try slightly coarser print resolutions (0.3, 0.35, etc.) until the rescale meter number is pretty close to 30 m.

     

    However, depending where your area is located, you may have the option to switch to a higher resolution DEM source! For this area, we can switch to the 10 m USGS NED DEM data source, which, with the same settings rescales from 10 m to 20 m, which will in fact result in a truly more detailed printout.

     

    To recap: Once you've selected your area you need to have some idea about the effective range of resolution your 3D printer can do (e.g. 0.5 mm is a bit coarse, 0.2 mm is very fine) and know the size of your build plate (e.g. you are limited to models less than 12 x 12 cm). Decide on a rough physical size of your final 3D printed map (i.e. all tiles put together should be about 40 x 40 cm). Set the number of tiles and the tile size and adjust the 3D printer resolution setting until it is around the original DEM resolution but not much below. To be clear, there's nothing wrong with ending up with considerably larger numbers, as in my 10 m => 20.33 m example from before, as long as you're happy with the total size of your final 3D printed map and the number of tiles you have to print.

     

    Processing and downloading the 3D model files

    • Once you're set the 3D print options, press Export.
    • This will show the pre-flight screen (Processing started). Press the Start button once and wait.
    • The server now creates your 3D model files, however, there's no progress indicator, your browser will simply show that it trying to connect. That's normal, just be patient.
    • (Note: we found that Safari tends to time out for large models i.e. high resolution and/or a lot of tiles, but Firefox or Chrome are more patient …)
    • Once processing has finished, you will see a summary screen. (Processing for this finished in about 60 seconds):

    • Click the download button to download the zip file and unzip it. The unzipped folder will contain a 3D model file for each tile plus a log (text) file that summarizes the processing steps and detailed information about the DEM raster:

    Checking the 3D model files

    Before you start to print it's advisable to check the 3D models first. http://www.viewstl.com/ is a web site for uploading and previewing each tile. It also connects you to Treatstock, which will show a couple of online 3D print services.


    If you want to print yourself, your 3D print program (e.g. MakerWare desktop) will give you a 3D view of your model. Note that you should never need to scale-to-fit as each tile model already has a true mm-based size given by width, height and z-scale from the 3D printer options.  

     

    If you want to preview how multiple tiles look when put together, add them one by one to MakerWare desktop but do NOT have them move to the center. The x/y coordinates of all tiles are set so that all tiles will naturally fit together! However, the tiles will very likely exceed your build plate size, which is OK as this is just a preview.

    Here are the four ETOPO1 STL files downloaded earlier, shown in 2 different colors to prove they are separate models:

    (TODO: list of other multi-stl file viewers)

     

    Looking at the 3D models, you may find that you don't like something in the model, e.g. you want more or less z-scaling or a different tile configuration, etc. Simply click the Back button on your browser twice and you're back at the Map screen with the exactly the same values you had before you clicked Export. Changes things to your liking and try again.

     

    3D printing the models

     

    Restart MakeBot and add a single tile. This time, make sure it is put at the center of the build plate.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • We have a lot of different LICENSES for youand your 3D Models: - PRIVATE : Only you and dedicated people can see your model - EXTERNAL ...

    We have a lot of different LICENSES for youand your 3D Models:

    - PRIVATE : Only you and dedicated people can see your model

    - EXTERNAL DOWNLOAD : The download will not be from our page - download is possible only through a provided link. That enables you to upload on our plattform but backlink to your page and may sell your models

    - CC + PD : Creative Commons see the license description

    - NO DOWNLOAD : Only for viewing your model

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  • 1.) Go to https://b2b.partcommunity.com/community/partcloud/index#!upload-parts Interesting: Choosing the right license  
  • We deliver CAD-data, only. We do NOT sell any hardware!

    We deliver CAD-data, only. We do NOT sell any hardware!

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  • Click with right mousebutton on the corresponding part and open the dialog"report model problem" and send the info to us.

    Click with right mousebutton on the corresponding part and open the dialog
    "report model problem" and send the info to us.

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  • Use the filter, especially for parts with many rows (characteristics), in order to minimize the number of displayed rows.  Follow t...

    Use the filter, especially for parts with many rows (characteristics), in order to minimize the number of displayed rows.
     

    Follow the steps listed below to filter for certain variables:
     

    1. Make sure that your are in the dialog area 3D CAD CATALOGS and search for the required part.
       

    2. At directory level select product groups as long as a concrete assembly or concrete single part has been specified and choose an assembly or a single part.
       

    3. For tables with many values (columns) switch into Full screen mode by clicking on the icon .
       



      -> By clicking the icon you return to the standard view.
       

    4. Click on the filter symbol in the column header of the respective variable with which you want to filter.
       




      -> The dialog area with the Filter settings opens.
       



    5. Make your preferred settings. Then click on Apply to confirm your entries.
       




      -> If you want to change your entries click on Reset. If you want to return without changes click on x.
       



      -> Only CAD models are shown which correspond to the filter settings.
       



    6. In order to delete the filter settings, click on Remove all filters.
       

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  • You probably have reached the daily download limit or you are not activated for the download. Please contact the support of the partner ...

    You probably have reached the daily download limit or you are not activated for the download.

    Please contact the support of the partner portal directly.

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  • Follow the steps listed below to send a CAD model to your e-mail address.  Make sure that you are in the dialog area 3D CA...

    Follow the steps listed below to send a CAD model to your e-mail address.
     

    1. Make sure that you are in the dialog area 3D CAD CATALOGS and navigate to the required part.
       

    2. In the dialog area Download CAD models under Edit CAD formats -> Add CAD formats, select the transfer mode email by clicking into the option field. Then define one or more CAD formats and confirm your entries by clicking on Save.
       



      -> The view returns to the dialog area Generation options / Selected formats. Confirm your entries by clicking on Save.
       

    3. Under Actions, click on Generate CAD MODEL.
       




      ->
      The information dialog Generating CAD models opens.


      Note

      All formats selected under Download CAD models (dialog area 3D CAD CATALOGS) -> Edit CAD formats ->Selected Formats are generated. 

      As long as the generation is running, is shown. 

       

    4. As soon as the generation has completed, you will get informed by the note Check your emails that the component was sent by e-mail.
       



      If you close this window, further CAD models can be selected.
       

      Furthermore all generated CAD models are listed under Download CAD models.
       



      In the column Actions, the following icons are displayed:
       

      •   Remove: By clicking on the link you can remove parts from the list, which are no longer                                                        needed.
         

      •   Info: Specific part information
         

    5. After clicking on the link Info specific part information is displayed:
       

      • Preview image

      • Part description

      • Status information about generation

        Generation in progress

        Generation successful

        Generation not successful. A corresponding error message shows up.

         

      •   Status information concerning e-mail distribution

      • Formats:

        All formats activated under Download CAD models (dialog area 3D CAD CATALOGS) -> Edit CAD formats -> Selected formats are generated and listed here now.
         

        For some formats you can get some CAD specific information by clicking the Info-Icon .

        The same Info icon you can find underDownload CAD models -> Actions.
         

      • Level of Detail

      • Generation date

      • Language

      •   to overview all currently available models.
         

    In order to import models into the CAD system, do the following:
     

    1. Open your e-mail account.

    2. Temporarily save the attached ZIP file anywhere.

    3. Unpack the files with WINZIP or a similar program.

    4. Import the file into your CAD system.

      For some formats, you can receive some CAD specific information by clicking on the Info icon  under Formats.

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  • You are using an emailaddress from a freemailer?Emailaddresses hosted by so called freemailers eg. @freenet., @gmail. and so on,are gener...

    You are using an emailaddress from a freemailer?

    Emailaddresses hosted by so called freemailers eg. @freenet., @gmail. and so on,
    are generally blocked for security- and/ or costsreasons by some catalogsproviders.
     

    In case you do not use a freemailer, please take into account:

    Other providers enable the download generally after emailauthentification.

    ! If you want your emailaddress to be unblocked please contact the catalogprovider directly !

     

    Attention: 

    Please check if the website is not blocked generally by some internal securitypolicies
    at your site. Please make sure, that *cadenas.de and (!) *partserver.de and (!) *partcommunity.com is listed under "trusted sites" in your browsersettings!

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