We’re always pumping out new features here at AstroPrint HQ, but we’re especially excited about this one! It’s been highly requested and now it’s ready to roll.
As an AstroPrint user, you can now share 3D models through Facebook, Twitter, or a special link. People that you share a model with can view it, share it, print it, or have it printed through a printing service.
In case you are wondering, security is VERY important to us. All of your files are PRIVATE by default!
Here’s how it works:
Step 1 - Select Design, Click 'Share Design'
After logging in to your dashboard at AstroPrint.com, go to your Design Library. From within your Design Library, select the design you wish to share. Next click MORE OPTIONS in the lower right of your screen. Click SHARE DESIGN.
NOTE: You can only share DESIGNS with this feature. We do not yet support the ability to share Print Files (GCODEs,X3Gs), nor can you share Project Folders.
NOTE: SOME 3D DESIGNS ARE NOT SHARABLE. HERE'S WHY: Sharable 3D models are ones that you have uploaded. If you imported the model from a marketplace (such aS 3DaGoGo, or MyMiniFactory) you will not be able to share the model. (This is to protect the original designer.)
Step 2 - Choose Security Level
ALL DESIGNS ARE SET TO PRIVATE BY DEFAULT!
Select the security level you wish for your design.
About the security levels:
a) Private – DEFAULT SETTING FOR ALL DESIGNS. Your model is fully secure in your account as yours only. It will not be seen by anyone else, nor will it be searchable by search engines.
b) Anybody with the Link – This will not be searchable by Google. The only way to find this design is by the design’s link. This is best for 3D designs that you wish to let a select person see (or several people).
c) Public – Lets you share via FaceBook, Twitter, or a link back to the Design Page. In addition, this will be searchable by sites like Google. This is great for original designs that you wish to share on blogs, social media, forums, etc.
And that’s it! It’s that simple.
So, whether you are showing off your coolest 3D character to the world or collaborating on a design with colleagues, AstroPrint has you covered!