Anyone know how can I change the orientation of my uploaded models.
Most of my models I make are with the intention to be printed in metals. So the expense of having to print all my models then take a picture of them to upload is beyond my means.
The way the models are displayed in Shapeways gives very little idea to a potential customer of what the my models look like and hence I am not able to promote them.
I do all of my work in Solidworks.
I use the front, side and top base planes to begin my work.
I also use many additional custom planes based of the main planes to be able to do my work.
I could from looking at the Shapeways uploaded models guess at what initial planes I could make to correspond to how Shapeways will eventually display; But this is very difficult and complicated once I have to start adding additional planes of orientation for the work itself.
Perhaps Shapeways could add an edit model display orientation feature? ( if not already implemented of which I am unaware ).
To move your model to the origin using netfabb, right click on the model and click move. You'll see 3 fields and a button that says "to origin". Click the button, click "move", and your model will be at 0,0 on the platform.
I like moving things to the platform origin before rotating.