Sometimes it is difficult to upload a model or file. What are the steps to get it to load and show?
Here is a tutorial to upload a file or model.
Make your model. Save your model.
In SolidWorks select File Pack and Go….
When the dialog box opens select the options
1. Save to a zip file
2. Flatten to a single folder
3. Then select Browse
A new dialog box will open when you select… Select Browse
1. Select file location
a. Note where you are saving the zip file.
2. Add name
3. Select Save
The previous dialog box will become the primary focus dialog box. Select Save.
Save a rendering.
Make a quick render of the part. One easy method to use if you do not have a detail rendering application is to copy the screen image.
Select View Screen Capture Image Capture
Open windows accessory Paintbrush application
Use the select tool around your picture and…
Crop your picture.
Save your picture.
Open your browser and log into GrabCad.com
Upload your model.
Select big red button “Upload a CAD model”
The “Upload your CAD model” screen will show. Select the big red button “Upload”
The select files dialog box will open. Find your zip file and select.
Click on open.
Your file will upload and the screen will open for the supporting details.
Click on the “Other” drop menu to select the file type. The version menu box may open. If so select version. Do NOT hit the “x” button.
Scroll down the page and add your additional details for the model.
Url to Video
Permissions (You can allow other members to save their renderings of your model and other formats. You have the control to delete any renderings or formats you do not allow.)
After you have the details as you want them select the big red button “Publish Model”
The screen will update and allow you to View Selected Model. Select the red button to view uploaded model.
Add your rendering to the model to give others a preview.
Scroll down the page and select Renderings. The screen will update.
Click the Browse button and find your picture file.
Click the upload button and the rendering picture will be loaded.
The view will refresh and you will see your rendering ad the default view.
You have control of your model in the upper right corner you can use the edit or delete buttons to make changes to your upload.
To save additional renderings select Edit.
Save additional renderings or change the details for your model. You can set other rendering as the default picture for your model.
When you upload a file be sure to upload a Step/Iges format version of it that way many more drafters/engineers can look at it and enjoy you work. A Step/Iges file can be opened with many different kind of software, where if you just have the normal file uploaded it can only be opened with the type of software it was made with.
Thanks for pointing that out. I didn't think about it before
Uploading a model correctly starts from the software used in creating the model.
1. Be sure to save the model as igs, iges, stl or step.
2. Use any available rendering software to take a picture of ur model. This can also be done from the software used in creating the model by saving a copy as jpeg or png.
3. Go to upload a model from your grabcad profile page and follow the instructions therein as appropriate. Be sure to put the name of the software used in creating the model and the version too. ENJOY.