I found a model on grabcad, can I use for commercial purpose?
Meaning, to sell my software products can I use the models from grabcad?
John, sorry can you please explain why not?
Community guidelines and reports
How can I use the models I download from the free CAD Library?
CAD models from the GrabCAD Community free CAD Library are for private use only.
This means for any commercial uses (like marketing, manufacturing, etc.) you need to ask the member who posted the model for extra permissions. Some examples of private use are educational self-directed learning, creating a concept design for internal use, etc. For non-commercial but public use, like sharing on social media or using a model that you render and post on GrabCAD, please attribute the author and link to the original model on GrabCAD.
People are usually happy to have their work featured with the proper credits, just ask!
pretty sure none of this will hold up in court. once something is posted on the internet, all copyrights are lost, it becomes fair use and it loses its IP, and as long as its edited or used in a non-direct way, its legal and fair use. grabcad can write any policies it wants, but it will never hold up in court