Is there a way to upload a STEP file or other kin of file that you have converted from someone else model so that the converted file does not go in to your profile?
As going in to your profile and changing it to private does not work :(
I agree with you William, if someone does simply convert a file to another format then the original creator should ge the downloads. So untill GRABCAD either removes or alters this function, and people want another format of a particular model that the original creator may not be able to convert themselves, then maybe they should be e-mailed and asked if they would like the opertunity to get the file sent to them so they can post it ?
That is a great idea until this problem does get resolved Darren.
In the mean time I will just keep doing what I do as waiting on some one to get back to you with an E-mail confirming that they want a STEP file added could take days and even weeks and in the time it is the GrabCAD's community that losses out.
I am in the middle of going through the library and doing renders on the ones that do not have renders so people can see what the model is and also uploading STEP files so all can get the benefit of there model to make GrabCAD a better place that all can see the models and all can download the models not matter what software they use.
I know Grabcad made the new rule of not uploading other people's files "found on the web", and many files have been deleted because of this rule. Does this rule still stand, or are we still allowed to upload files which are not our originals?
Still the same Aaron not your model not allowed to upload model.
That's what I thought Will. I'm just seeing quite a few unoriginal files around so i was curious.
Just hit the FLAG button on them Aaron then if you think they are not for the uploader and GrabCAD will look in to it... :)
In the comment section you can upload a new version of somebody elses model but I'm not sure if it goes to your profile also or not
Opss sorry Stef in the way I have asked that question as it is not right I should have put that in when you upload another version of someone's model in the comments section on there model....
Yeah as I have been uploading STEP files for people that have been asking and it always puts there model in my profile and I have to go back in to my profile and edit it and give them credit for there work as it always looks like your own model that was uploaded and not someone else's model with a different version type.... I think GrabCAD need to work on this delivery system a little better for when you do upload another version type of someone's model..
Deleting the file from your profile does not work as it only deletes the STEP file from the profile you uploaded it to also.
Making the file you uploaded in your profile private only makes it private in the profile you uploaded it to also.
Any one got any other suggestions on how to go about this...???
as it has been noticed you also get the downloads counting on your profile for the hard work of someone else model.
I think no matter what or who uploads another file to the original then the original creator should get the downloads for it.....
this is a technical issue, GRABCAD team should look into this, also there are few concerns about this feature in the first place.
until it is unbelievable sometimes that can create so many models in such a short time and with such advancement...