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Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: Two geometric curiosities and a scientific apparatus!
Two geometric curiosities and a scientific apparatus! [message #4060] Sun, 26 April 2009 04:53 UTC
avatar Ushanka  is currently offline Ushanka
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Hooray! I received three things recently! The first two were gifts for my brother, Bathsheba Grossman's gyroid, which is absolutely gorgeous.
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u164/Ushanka/gyroid.jpg
Sorry about the low quality, but I needed to share the excitement!

Second is a dodecadodecahedron of my own design. Again, apologies for the poor picture quality.
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u164/Ushanka/dodecadodeca.jpg

The third thing was a treat for myeslf, a Besselheim Plate. This is perhaps my favorite apparatus from the incredible pseudoscience program "Look Around You". Hooray!
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u164/Ushanka/besselheim.jpg

 Topic: Sculpture in WS&F
Sculpture in WS&F [message #4047] Sat, 25 April 2009 00:02 UTC
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It arrived!

Here are pictures of a few sculptures available in my shop (thehumanhive).

First, a level 2 sponge. Nothing fancy. Fairly inexpensive. They do require some cleaning to remove loose power from the 2mm holes.
index.php?t=getfile&id=550&private=0

Second, a torus with a MŲbius-like "twist". The model is cut in half all the way around but remains a single surface.
index.php?t=getfile&id=551&private=0

And, third, a compound of five tetrahedra. I love this model. It is large (baseball-ish) and the sharp edges print very nicely.
index.php?t=getfile&id=552&private=0

Enjoy!
The Human Hive

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 Topic: level 5 sierpinski !
level 5 sierpinski ! [message #3845] Wed, 08 April 2009 04:21 UTC
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Found out I got this late yesterday while leaving work.

I enjoyed one of the two all evening, showing it off, discussing it with friends, wondering what color to make it. Night falls, my nite-light is a blacklight, and I realize that compared to every other white in the room, wsf is pale. It does not reflect. No idea if this is texture or material related..

So today, I fixed that:
index.php?t=getfile&id=490&private=0
This is a very poor cell-phone picture of the newly fluorescent level 5 sierpinski being held near a backlight.

 Topic: Cars 50mm & 75mm
Cars 50mm & 75mm [message #3827] Tue, 07 April 2009 12:43 UTC
avatar PeterHermans  is currently offline PeterHermans
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After spending too many hours fixing the unfindable inverted normals issues they arrived yesterday...my cars! I'll have to have a little more patience for the metal version though Smile.

Unfortunately they did not all came out as nice because of the printing orientation. But I'll take it.

http://www.student.tue.nl/q/p.r.hermans/IMGP1898edit.jpg
http://www.student.tue.nl/q/p.r.hermans/IMGP1899edit.jpg
http://www.student.tue.nl/q/p.r.hermans/IMGP1901edit.jpg
http://www.student.tue.nl/q/p.r.hermans/IMGP1904edit.jpg
http://www.student.tue.nl/q/p.r.hermans/IMGP1905edit.jpg
For more info about the problems and the design see this topic.
 Topic: More N-Train bits
More N-Train bits [message #3432] Thu, 19 March 2009 21:22 UTC
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I have had a number of new bits arrive

index.php?t=getfile&id=354&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=355&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=356&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=357&private=0

The pantograph in the last picture is very small and ended up rougher than I hoped, but this is a learning exercise. (13mm long)


BobD N-Train
 Topic: Infinite Love, Voronoi Dodec, Spiral Cage, Flexmesh mini, Interlocked Cubes
Infinite Love, Voronoi Dodec, Spiral Cage, Flexmesh mini, Interlocked Cubes [message #3350] Thu, 12 March 2009 20:00 UTC
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Hi All,

My order arrived!

index.php?t=getfile&id=335&private=0

http://www.shapeways.com/model/14756/infinite_love___50_.htm l

index.php?t=getfile&id=336&private=0

http://www.shapeways.com/model/14958/voronoi_dodec_18cm___50 _.html

index.php?t=getfile&id=337&private=0

http://www.shapeways.com/model/11878/spiral_cage___2_50_.htm l
http://www.shapeways.com/model/14402/flexmesh_mini.html
http://www.shapeways.com/model/9351/interlocked_cubes.html

Cheers!

Robert

 Topic: N-Train 2nd go
N-Train 2nd go [message #3059] Fri, 20 February 2009 14:56 UTC
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Well here I go again. 2 items in one to make up a sample of an N Gauge BVA steel wagon

index.php?t=getfile&id=257&private=0

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 Topic: Japanese Softbank Phone Cover
Japanese Softbank Phone Cover [message #2491] Fri, 16 January 2009 11:28 UTC
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Can we attached more files per message please Smile

Just a small simple print I did as a result of fiddling with my caliper next to my bed (don't know why it was there...).

http://www.madox.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/dsc06027-176x300.jpg

Nice to see the WS&F material is so translucent...

http://www.madox.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/dsc06029-184x300.jpg

More photos on my blog post http://www.madox.net/blog/2009/01/16/japanese-softbank-phone -cover/

Confession of the thin wall hack for pzich there too Smile
 Topic: New Nu in White Detail, and an oil drum in SWF
New Nu in White Detail, and an oil drum in SWF [message #2384] Wed, 07 January 2009 00:31 UTC
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All pictures can be seen here: http://flickr.com/photos/bvicarious/sets/72157612210176085/


Just got my second version of my Nu model in yesterday (design page: http://www.shapeways.com/model/11748/nu_at_rest__collada_.ht ml) and I'm pleased to report that it arrived safe and sound and came out extremely well.

The first Nu had its arms outstretched because I had planned on casting it in a soft flexible rubber with an armature that would allow the arms and legs to be bent to any position. That also happened to throw its center of balance off a wee bit and as a result it would tip over if not carefully placed. With the arms down and a minor adjustment to the feet, it is now able to stand freely and will make a nice addition to my Shapeways shop.

The white detail material has a very nice satin finish to it and absorbs a good amount of light to give it a soft translucent appearance from the sub-surface scattering.


The other object in this order is an oil drum that 'll be making a mold of to pour oil drum-shaped candles. Once that's done I can turn it upside down and use it as a pen holder. I also made a version with a top that pops off and a half-height drum. The only thing left to do is test if it the lid fits tightly in the top.

The oil drum was printed in the SWF material and for the most part looks great. There's hardly any fine detail in the object, but aside from the gritty texture I find that the resolution is appropriate for geometric objects like this.

In picture 4 you can see the artifacts from the orientation of the oil drum during printing. I can probably lightly sand that away, but I think spraying it with clear acrylic should cover it up well enough.

One thing I like about SWF is that it feels very sturdy and durable, and is opaque. I haven't tried yet, but it looks like it is easy to paint.

I brushed the model with acrylic cement (methyl methacrylate) but it either doesn't have the same effect as cyanoacrylate or I can't tell the difference if it does. The walls are 1-2 mm thick and it seems plenty strong as is, so I'll try out superglue when I'm done with it.


[UPDATE: If you saw my SWF material testing video here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NbnrTVO0vI I tried bending it that way after applying and letting dry the methyl methacrylate and it snapped right in half. So it makes it more rigid and less flexible.]

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 Topic: i arrived
i arrived [message #2031] Tue, 18 November 2008 12:54 UTC
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Hi,

My first object arrived. A nearly exact copy of my astral body.

I did this in to parts, the hairs are a seperat object with a pin in the center, therefor i bolted a hole in my cute backhead. Sadly i messed up alittle with the size so i can't get the hairs completly onto the body.

Nevertheless i love my self.

http://www.zweckfrei.org/photos/mini-me-real.JPG


And from now on i play borad games with my personalized pawn.

Next thing todo ... pawning my family... although I am not so sure if they are that lucky if the end up looking something like this one.

[Updated on: Tue, 18 November 2008 13:15 UTC]

 Topic: Miss Noodle
Miss Noodle [message #1833] Thu, 30 October 2008 21:05 UTC
avatar Fingers  is currently offline Fingers
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My sculpture arrived a while back but I've been traveling and then busy with work stuff (Buy Left 4 Dead, it pays my bills).

Anyway, it turned out great! Any detail that's in the model is there in the final product, the lines are sharp and well defined. I took a few photos and added them to the design page.

http://www.shapeways.com/model/5644/miss_noodle.html

The material is interesting, it's essentially white plastic but it has a "wood grain" appearance on some surfaces (anything rounded and near horizontal, like the top of the head and the right elbow) and a "frosted" texture with subtle horizontal lines on others. The tapered stand looks like it's made of thin, stacked disks. I think it was fabricated in an upright position (as uploaded). If I were to paint this, I'd sand it first and/or use multiple coats with sanding in between.

The whole thing seems very robust, it would probably be just fine designing with 1mm minimum thickness instead of the 2mm that I used as a guide. When I have some free time I'll do more experiments.

[Updated on: Thu, 30 October 2008 21:06 UTC]

 Topic: Share the excitement of your arrived model with the rest of our community
Share the excitement of your arrived model with the rest of our community [message #1425] Thu, 25 September 2008 12:54 UTC
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Hi Cool

This is a place where you can show off,and share pictures of your arrived models to the rest of our community!

Greetz Ralph

[Updated on: Thu, 25 September 2008 12:55 UTC]


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Forum: Suggestions
 Topic: Notification when customer cancels order
Notification when customer cancels order [message #111459] Tue, 03 March 2015 20:26 UTC
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As the title says, a notification to the designer when a customer cancels their order. This would allow the designer to contact the customer (assuming they're not a guest) to find out why they cancelled their order.
 Topic: Generate some success matrices for material classes
Generate some success matrices for material classes [message #111278] Fri, 27 February 2015 22:30 UTC
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Maybe I've missed them on the site, but how about generating some clarifying official print success matrix charts like this to help us limit materials in prototype orders to only necessary materials? You could generate these for different related material classes like stainless metals, detailed plastics, brasses, etc.

I'm not sure if this example is completely correct because things are complicated by polishing methods across various materials. I've notated it as unofficial so please nobody consider this to be valid until it gets an official seal of approval.

index.php?t=getfile&id=91130&private=0

 Topic: Bambuser video in shop
Bambuser video in shop [message #110556] Sun, 15 February 2015 13:35 UTC
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Hi
I wishes for support for Bambuser video links in the product pages, in the same way as YouTube can be done.
A url example for a video on Bambuser: http://bambuser.com/v/5044043


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 Topic: Renders are too pale
Renders are too pale [message #110534] Sun, 15 February 2015 10:22 UTC
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Hi all,

I suggest add the post-production for renders similar auto-adjust colors for raster images. Please see several examples.

index.php?t=getfile&id=89306&private=0

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 Topic: Are Aluminum products possible?
Are Aluminum products possible? [message #109213] Fri, 30 January 2015 01:07 UTC
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I see that Shapeways does not offer Aluminum as a material that can be 3-D printed.
I also don't see ABS plastic.

Is this something that is forthcoming?

Thanks,
Clark
 Topic: Render Tool
Render Tool [message #109154] Thu, 29 January 2015 06:43 UTC
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Very often when I create a product I'll use Shapeways' built-in renders to get a sense of how it might look. Unfortunately, this is a rather complex process, made even more so by the fact that I prefer to not have the material renders visible on the product pages (something I assume I'm not alone in). In order to do so I have to:

1) enable the materials for sale
2) wait for the default pose to render
3) orient the model and set it to render
4) enable material renders
5) wait for the product page to update with the new renders
6) download or otherwise save the images I want
7) disable material renders

It would be really useful if there was a way to render and view images using the existing engine without having to go through all of that. Perhaps it could be integrated into the new 3D tools or elsewhere as a separate preview render tool. That way renders could be queued on-demand instead of automatically removing the wait time, and shop owners wouldn't have to enable them on product pages just to download an image.


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 Topic: Facebook / Adwords conversion tracking - need help from Shapeways so we can run ads for our products
Facebook / Adwords conversion tracking - need help from Shapeways so we can run ads for our products [message #108583] Thu, 22 January 2015 20:52 UTC
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Hello,

Facebook and Google Adwords let one run ads with conversion tracking and the campaign is auto optimized by them. For this, one would need to install so called conversion tracking for the shop.

Can Shapeways implement this feature? It is similar to showing the Google Analytics code on the shops page, but this one would show our conversion tracking javascript code on the checkout pages

Here is an inspiring story http://www.businessinsider.com/he-used-to-work-in-a-gas-stat ion--now-hes-making-millions-off-facebook-traffic-2014-3

and here is FB overview https://www.facebook.com/help/435189689870514/
 Topic: A link to the shop when viewing a profile
A link to the shop when viewing a profile [message #108413] Mon, 19 January 2015 23:28 UTC
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Hi,

I have often found myself looking at a profile of a designer and being curious about the work they've done but there is no link to see their designs or shop.
The only way is to click on the link to the last message and then click on link in the forum message header.

It would be neat if that link would be in the profile as well.


Organic, miniatures, visualization and animation http://www.nikkrugadgets.de/home/home-eng/
 Topic: Exempting articulating designs from polishing box size rules
Exempting articulating designs from polishing box size rules [message #107965] Thu, 15 January 2015 19:53 UTC
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I posted this in the 3D printing thread. It is probably best logged here.

https://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=24219 &start=0&

In essence articulated designs may be designed to minimize price and maximize machine efficiency but can be rejected in polished materials because of a smaller polishing box size limitation even though they would fit in the polisher after printing. So looking for a better check, automated or manual, that removes the rejection for such cases. Or invest in a larger polishing machine that does not clash with the printer rules.
 Topic: manage "my models"
manage "my models" [message #105911] Mon, 22 December 2014 18:42 UTC
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I have many objects and miss a possibility to cluster them and to move from one to the next. (I could not find a existing thread)

Two ideas for the Shapeways site:

1. Creat the possibility to move within a selection/search: add arrows "previous" and "next"
index.php?t=getfile&id=82270&private=0

2. Add a text field to the object where owner can give a short text to sort. (cube1, cube2, housebig1, ......)
Add "private sort" in to this selection.
index.php?t=getfile&id=82271&private=0
This or something better would help me a lot!

thanks
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 Topic: More and Better Customization Options
More and Better Customization Options [message #104151] Tue, 02 December 2014 13:14 UTC
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Hi

I'm selling my first customizable model and I immediately bumpt into a few issues so I have a few suggestions to further improve it.

1) The ability to change the order of the user input options in the Custumization Settings box. Eg.: by dragging or a number text box

2) Adding pop-up options. Eg.: First only radio buttons, depending on which radio button you select you get another input type like a textbox

3) The ability to upload different versions of a model and giving the user the ability to choose between these and also if he/she wants customization or not. This way the process gets sped up a lot since the designer doesn't have to upload for every option or in case of different sizes (eg.: rings) the designer doesn't have to make a new page for every single size.
Eg. for a ring combined with 2) the options could be: two radio buttons with regular and customize, if you select regular you get a drop down list with sizes, if you select customize you get the options for the customization.

4) The ability to review a customized model in the Co-Creator To Do List after uploading just like you would regularly with a viewer and basic checks. At least something more then only "succes".


I hope everything is clear? Please let me know if it isn't.
If I think of something else I'll add it to the list and if someone else thinks of something feel free to make a suggestion yourself.

[Updated on: Tue, 02 December 2014 13:16 UTC]


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 Topic: Send model as gift to other users
Send model as gift to other users [message #104040] Mon, 01 December 2014 04:08 UTC
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I was thinking one day that it would be great if we could send our models to other users as gifts which means the owner of the models would pay the at cost. It would then add it to the cart of the 'giftee' until they check out the cart with other items (you don't want to make them pay for shipping for just an item you want to send them)

Or even a gift code that allows them to redeem the gift whenever they want.


Porfolio: http://www.project-mobius.com
 Topic: Pricing by default
Pricing by default [message #103957] Sat, 29 November 2014 14:39 UTC
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Hi all,

What are you think about smart control for pricing/designer's fees like on attached picture?

If any shop owner will able to set default settings for all possible materials/finishes, he will no need to use pricing by csv files.

More over, it's best way for setting discounts for groups of items in shop.

Thanks.

PS. No one wants to really dynamically control the prices without csv???

[Updated on: Tue, 23 December 2014 15:40 UTC]

 Topic: Responsive Widget
Responsive Widget [message #103294] Thu, 20 November 2014 08:45 UTC
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I'm redesigning my website to be completely responsive. More than half my viewers are on mobile or tablet devices, and it's way past time to get with the program.

The only thing left that's not responsive is your widget.

Can that be fixed?

Or at least fix the "cols" switch? That never worked right. If it worked I could do something dumb like hide a wide widget and display a narrower one for small devices or windows. Which would be better than what I've got now.

Thanks,


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 Topic: Categories request
Categories request [message #103087] Mon, 17 November 2014 22:52 UTC
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I'm putting 1/1000 scale naval miniatures in my Shapeways store.
I want to add categories so shoppers can easily find them, but the existing categories and browsing options don't work adequately for my products.

1. On the edit screen for My Models, your "Miniatures" category is selectable, but there is no subcategory for ship or naval miniatures. Please add one.

2. Also, while the shopping interface offers a "Scale Models" category to visitors, the dropdown menu on the edit screen for my models doesn't show "Scale Models anywhere as a selectable category.

3. Finally, when I click on "Scale Models" on the shopping browser, the hyperlinks list only the following scales:
HO Scale
N-Scale
Z-Scale
1/144
1/160
1/900
1/1800
1/2400
Please add a 1/1000 scale option to this list.
 Topic: About shipping to Japan (expensive, non-express only)
About shipping to Japan (expensive, non-express only) [message #101675] Fri, 24 October 2014 01:11 UTC
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Hi,

Currently only standard shipping is available to Japan. It costs 19.95 and takes about 1 week to 10 days.
It is a bit expensive considering the delay.

I would gladly prefer to either pay 10 to 15 for this standard delivery, and have an Express Shipping option for time critical projects.

I quickly checked post.nl and UPS Netherlands prices, and I think shipments to Japan would be both much cheaper
(and actually faster) if the products were made in the US rather than in the Netherlands.

Thank you.

 Topic: Showing status of unshipped orders when clicked into item sold
Showing status of unshipped orders when clicked into item sold [message #101540] Tue, 21 October 2014 13:10 UTC
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Hi

Its me again.

Currently we only show Order Date, Model Title, Model ID, Quantity and Total in the popup. Is it possible to include the status of the particular model? We get the status in the sales overview download so I thought it should be feasible to include that in the popup too? One problem I see though, is if someone orders multiple of the same model and these models might not get printed all at the same time depending on printer space, the queue and all that. Perhaps we can have two numbers one in green and one in the black that we have now under Quantity. Green means in production, black means processing etc. And we can show a check mark besides those that have all of the same model printed to show this model is fully complete.

Just a thought :)

Regards
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 Topic: [Resource Request] Matcaps for Zbrush and other 3D Programs
[Resource Request] Matcaps for Zbrush and other 3D Programs [message #101386] Fri, 17 October 2014 17:07 UTC
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To quickly describe Matcaps: they are a method of faking a material surface. It uses an image of a ball with the desired lighting, color, and reflection (so just a render or photograph of a ball) which the shader then matches the surface normal of the geometry to the corresponding angle of the ball in the image.

Sounds complicated, but really what it comes down to just taking a picture of a sphere of each 3d printed material under good lighting conditions and us users will take it from there. The size of the 3d printed sphere doesn't really matter, just large enough so you don't see much stepping would be good. This way we can model and sculpt with the object looking closer to the final 3d printed result.

If you want to learn more about matcaps, you can view the Zbrush docs here: http://docs.pixologic.com/user-guide/materials-lights-render ing/materials/matcap/

[Updated on: Fri, 17 October 2014 17:10 UTC]

 Topic: Resize an uploaded statue
Resize an uploaded statue [message #100910] Thu, 09 October 2014 15:49 UTC
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It would be very comfortable to get the possibility to scale a bit an uploaded statue in order to see the price change and eventually order the scaled statue.


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 Topic: Please sub-sort
Please sub-sort [message #100568] Tue, 07 October 2014 01:00 UTC
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On the Website of model trains miniatures, can you make a sort for scale? People that model in HO may not want to see things for N scale, or Z or G, or OO, or O, etc.

That would be helpful.

Thank you

Ken Wilkins
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 Topic: Can you format your forum emails better please
Can you format your forum emails better please [message #100224] Fri, 03 October 2014 11:33 UTC
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I have had issues trying to interpet emails of forum discussions.

Here is a forum post:
index.php?t=getfile&id=73187&private=0

Here is what the email of that looks like in Outlook:
index.php?t=getfile&id=73188&private=0

It would be much more readable if the quoted part was clearly separated from the reply part. Formatted much like the web forum layout.

ATM I just ignore the emails, and go to the forum to read them, not the best user experience.

Opportunity for fantastic improvement! :)


Michael

 Topic: Suggestion - with Metalic price increase, consider a Grey-ish SF??
Suggestion - with Metalic price increase, consider a Grey-ish SF?? [message #100204] Fri, 03 October 2014 06:21 UTC
avatar MichaelAtOz  is currently offline MichaelAtOz
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The 7 Oct price rise makes the Metallic Plastic considerable more expensive than SF.
Some things look good in Grey (even without the metallic) hence a Grey in SF would be a good thing.
Not sure how dyeing basically a faded black would work tho...
 Topic: Netherlander factory for Brazilian orders?
Netherlander factory for Brazilian orders? [message #99307] Fri, 26 September 2014 19:29 UTC
avatar leandroarndt  is currently offline leandroarndt
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I don't know anything about Shapeways' logistics, the demand at each factory, printer idle time etc. However, a tutorial says that the printing process should occur in the nearest factory. In the case of a shipment to Brazil, it would be the American factory. However, I placed an order two weeks ago, which should be delivered at my home (Brasília, Brazil), and it was printed at the Netherlands!

It took 3 days to arrive at the USA, and will come to Brazil next. There are many direct flights from here to the USA and vice-versa, but none to the Netherlands. If these 3 European days did not exist, I would receive my models today. This might not be a great delay after 12 days until the last item could be produced, but might be the difference between a satisfied and an unsatisfied customer. And it could reflect on freight cost too, and consequently on import taxes, which are calculated on FOB price.

Best regards,

[Updated on: Sat, 27 September 2014 22:16 UTC]


Leandro Arndt
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 Topic: Feature Request: Forward Shopping Cart to another user
Feature Request: Forward Shopping Cart to another user [message #98827] Thu, 18 September 2014 12:00 UTC
avatar srlt  is currently offline srlt
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Dear Shapeways Team,

it would be grandiose if one would be able to 'forward' the contents of a shopping cart to another user!

With this feature, I could forward my shopping cart to sales/procurement department, and they could order the items directly. This would eliminate the confusion about 'what material!??' and which quantity for what item??' completely!
Additionally, it would be much easier and time saving to order at Shapeways.

thanks for listening!

greetings
s
 Topic: Ability to sort feed by type
Ability to sort feed by type [message #98498] Fri, 12 September 2014 18:29 UTC
avatar ProjectMobius  is currently offline ProjectMobius
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Hi all,

I hope this hasn't been mentioned before, I did a search in this sub forum but didn't find anything so I assume it hasn't been brought up. Or maybe its just stupid :)

It would be neat if we could read the feed by "Bought", "Add to list" and "Updated product" etc

Mobius

[Updated on: Fri, 12 September 2014 18:29 UTC]


Porfolio: http://www.project-mobius.com
 Topic: Please add a "notes" section for creators
Please add a "notes" section for creators [message #98356] Wed, 10 September 2014 18:32 UTC
avatar seriaforma  is currently offline seriaforma
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It would be nice to have a "notes" section that would allow the creator to communicate useful information to the production people. That might allow creators to specify model orientation, or that the model is composed of previously printed elements, or that there may be a special polishing request or area to be handled with special care, or anything else pertinent to a successful print.
 Topic: Shapeways uploader?
Shapeways uploader? [message #97890] Fri, 05 September 2014 07:04 UTC
avatar Freakazoitt  is currently offline Freakazoitt
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Sometimes I have very bad internet connection. How about having some small program, which will help uploading models without crushing when internet getting too slow or break connection.
 Topic: Deleting model from "My models" page reloads to first page
Deleting model from "My models" page reloads to first page [message #97823] Thu, 04 September 2014 13:07 UTC
avatar Keymaker  is currently offline Keymaker
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Lets say i want to delete multiple old models from my account that are on second page or further in, after i delete first one i am always redirected to fist page so i again need to load second page and find next model i want to delete/edit/view...

That is just weird and it steals my/our time.


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