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 Topic: message sending to severel users
message sending to severel users [message #136182] Wed, 03 February 2016 09:35 UTC
avatar Mohsen_Abbasi  is currently offline Mohsen_Abbasi
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Hello,

I wanted to send a message to my clients who wrote to me here, and they are a lot. So, I tried too write the user names with ;

After sending, I got something wrong, same with shapeways was offline. I clicked on the homepage and it works again. I checked the send folder and saw the message, without anything under "Recipient".

So, did it work, or not?

And when not, how to send the message to several users?

Best regards,
Mohsen Abbasi


Best regards, Mohsen Abbasi Kontakt@mabbasi.de www.mabbasi.de www.about.me/Mohsen_Abbasi
 Topic: Minor "Shop Setting" suggesting
Minor "Shop Setting" suggesting [message #136063] Mon, 01 February 2016 23:38 UTC
avatar Echoco  is currently offline Echoco
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The "Remove my shop" button is uncomfortable close to the "save" button.
I haven't licked it by accident yet but I don't want it to ever happen.
I know there is another button I have to click before the shop does get deleted but another layer of confirmation like needing to enter the password to confirm the decision will help me feel safer.

I hope this gets considered :)

[Updated on: Mon, 01 February 2016 23:40 UTC]


Life's too long
 Topic: Free camera to generate renders
Free camera to generate renders [message #135269] Tue, 26 January 2016 12:17 UTC
avatar pinelas  is currently offline pinelas
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Hi!,

I think that would be great not limit the rotation of the camera to the axis selected when we are going to generate the renders of the product.

I have found that some products need more freedom to choose the right angle for the renders, like in the preview.
Also it allows play with pan and zoom. Thank you!

Regards,
Ricardo
 Topic: Time for more subcategories
Time for more subcategories [message #133260] Fri, 15 January 2016 00:48 UTC
avatar he6agon  is currently offline he6agon
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When was the last time the categories and subcategories were changed? Whenever it may have been, I'm sure that there have been many models added to the site since then. It is time to add additional subcategories to existing categories.

When I select shop from the main page and select the category for Model Trains, I get 383 pages of models. Frankly, with that many models it's impossible to browse leisurely through the offerings. Not only that, but nearly everyone who buys model trains does so within a certain scale. For example, someone looking for an N scale model is, with rare exception, not interested in HO or O scale models.

It makes sense when a particular category or subcategory only has a handful of models to group it with other similar models. At the very least, a sparsely populated category wouldn't be fractured into several smaller subcategories with even fewer models in each.

Similarly, when a category has become overloaded with models so that a search within that category cannot produce useful results that category should be broken into more manageable subcategories. Currently, a search of the tag HO scale or N scale can be made by selecting the desired tag under the heading Featured on the Model Trains category page, but searching within the scale-specific groups is difficult. For example, a search for "HO scale caboose" [the search itself is not in quotes] returns matches for everything tagged HO scale, ho, scale, and caboose. That search returns 598 pages of results. How is that an improvement from just browsing the 383 pages of model trains? A search of "HO scale and caboose" (again without quotes) returns 6 pages of results, but does not limit the results to models containing the two tags "HO scale" and "caboose."

In order to facilitate browsing the category Model Trains by scale, I would like to propose a set of scale-specific subcategories under the subcategory Model Trains. If only a two tier hierarchy is possible, Model Trains should become a main category with scale-specific subcategories. The primary scale categories are: Z scale, N scale, HO scale, OO scale, S scale, O scale and G scale, along with "other" for other scales, non-scale or not-to-scale models.


Ryan H
 Topic: Model Train Category
Model Train Category [message #132762] Tue, 12 January 2016 15:24 UTC
avatar tl01  is currently offline tl01
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It would be nice if you can design your taxonomy to include the scale size for the Model Train category.
 Topic: ALUMINUM wire minimum?
ALUMINUM wire minimum? [message #131631] Thu, 07 January 2016 23:53 UTC
avatar weasel70  is currently offline weasel70
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The material guidelines for the new Aluminum SLM (hurray!) do not mention minimum wire diameter.
As I tend to make very wiry jewelry, I need to know this.
Thanks,
Weasel
 Topic: Auto Check for One Material Only?
Auto Check for One Material Only? [message #123563] Thu, 01 October 2015 12:20 UTC
avatar Plumguy  is currently offline Plumguy
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Any chance that the auto check can be changed to test for only one material?
For example, as I'm usually interested only in Full Color Sandstone, can the auto check
be run only on THAT material rather than testing on materials that I'm not interested in at the moment.?

Thanks!
Plumguy
 Topic: better shop organization
better shop organization [message #123562] Thu, 01 October 2015 11:28 UTC
avatar petitepetpendants  is currently offline petitepetpendants
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I have a suggestion to make this site easier for shoppers,

Create listings that have drop down menus to choose from different variations of models.

This would be useful in several different instances.

Such as rings.

Right now when you find a ring (size 10) but you are a size 6 you must go back to that person's shop and hope that you can find your size.

What if instead you were able to choose from a drop down menu what ring size you were.

This could potentially increase sales on shape ways as rings are items that are small and relatively cheap to print, so more people can afford them. If The only downside is that rings need sizing and the current layout of the site makes it hard for people to find them.

You also could provide alternative colorings for the same model. I'm doing dog pendants right now, If I could create a Pomeranian base model, then through a drop down offer different sandstone colorings for that model I might make more sales than if I had to create 12 different listings for each coloring of a Pomeranian. The user would have to search for my model, which Is a pain and some people would probably give up.

[Updated on: Thu, 01 October 2015 11:34 UTC]

 Topic: selling / material choice : remind printability there !
selling / material choice : remind printability there ! [message #121993] Mon, 31 August 2015 06:18 UTC
avatar FabriceN  is currently offline FabriceN
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When choosing which material to sell for an object, I have to go back and forth many times between the material tab and the sell tab.
(yes, I'm always near the limit since I like microdetails :-) )

Basically, the usefull column about printability (+link to issues) should be copied in the material array of the selling tab.

thanks,
 Topic: MyShop
MyShop [message #121967] Sun, 30 August 2015 14:17 UTC
avatar umwebejo  is currently offline umwebejo
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I struggle to find my own shop !
What about a MyShop link under my icon, or a Home page under SELL ?
 Topic: See The Shops I'm Following?
See The Shops I'm Following? [message #121961] Sun, 30 August 2015 12:27 UTC
avatar MuchDesign  is currently offline MuchDesign
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Is there any way to see all the shops I'm following? I realise I can see their latest activities in the feed, but this is dominated by active shops. When I'm shopping I like to see my favourite shops to find new things to buy. It's odd because sites like Etsy and eBay let you see BOTH your favourite shops and their latest items. It's very strange to only show a feed and not a list - like Facebook only showing the news feed and not being able to see your friends.
 Topic: ambiguous explanation in web page "how we pay"
ambiguous explanation in web page "how we pay" [message #121850] Fri, 28 August 2015 07:27 UTC
avatar FabriceN  is currently offline FabriceN
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1: in https://www.shapeways.com/tutorials/shops/how-we-pay

first it is said in the "big picture":
"Markups are paid when the total you've earned (minus the fee) is greater than US$30."

but it is said in the before last point of the FAQ:
"We include the markup fee when we are counting whether your total markup reaches the US$30 minimum. "

E.g., one of my product has a $30.18 total markup (for precious metal), minus 1.06 fee -> it falls below the threshold... or not ?

2: Note that the email I received said "total: " for what was indeed the total markup minus the fee, so... not the total.


3: we can enter our pricings in either Euros or Dollars. But the rate of currency fluctuates.
-> So, is the price maintained in its origin currency ? or is the price setting just a currency-to-dollar converter then the reference price is the dollar version ?

thanks !

 Topic: New Feature: Manage And Show Products In Folder
New Feature: Manage And Show Products In Folder [message #121782] Thu, 27 August 2015 09:52 UTC
avatar phnghue  is currently offline phnghue
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On Deviantart, at the gallery, I can feature arts in the main page. And I can manage art in folder, folder in folder, split topic...
http://phnghue.deviantart.com/gallery/
I think it will be better, faster, easier to find products if we apply this feature to Shapeways.
The shop will be more professional.

[Updated on: Thu, 27 August 2015 09:53 UTC]

 Topic: grouping of PM
grouping of PM [message #121721] Wed, 26 August 2015 13:25 UTC
avatar Keymaker  is currently offline Keymaker
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Idea that came up while i was checking new PM icon. (which is nice BTW)
Are you planing for grouping messages that belong to one "chat" (like gmail is doing it). Between same users with same title. So we can see all communication in one log?
Currently if i am replying and i want to quote something from previous messages it is complicated to find it. Especially if buried on page 3 (for example)


The only thing that limits us is our imagination.
 Topic: Set front shop section instead of show ALL!
Set front shop section instead of show ALL! [message #121702] Wed, 26 August 2015 01:25 UTC
avatar numarul7  is currently offline numarul7
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Hi guys! Can we Designes have the option to select a section to be the front of our shop ? What do you guys think ? So the "first to try" , "beta products" can be viewed in separate section and stuff ?
Like "Designers Favorite" section -> front shop , then under that section "all sections" . "custom section a" etc...
I can make a section but I can`t set it up to be my SHOP first in order to people to see.
We have a lots of features on Shapeways like materials "plastics" vs "metals" having this option make designer chose what to show first and make the user not so scared by seeing bunch of things up but still access bunch of things up in the "all sections" section.


numarul7 jewelry and design
 Topic: Coupon codes
Coupon codes [message #121685] Tue, 25 August 2015 19:54 UTC
avatar Lightbringer  is currently offline Lightbringer
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Can Shapeways add the ability for a designer to create coupon codes, similar to the function on Etsy? This can help with knowing what marketing is working best, giving different coupon codes in digent places, as well as giving incentives for people to order early, particularly custom products before the holiday season.
 Topic: Nitride titanium plating
Nitride titanium plating [message #121657] Tue, 25 August 2015 09:03 UTC
avatar panguver  is currently offline panguver
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Hi,

Can Shapeways add gold-plating by Nitride titanium to all metallic (or to other materials if possible)? This type of "gold-plating" is really wearable even on steel because Nitride titanium is very hard and wear-resistant and used by best Swiss watch brands.
 Topic: Please move the video into the image carousel
Please move the video into the image carousel [message #121574] Sat, 22 August 2015 16:31 UTC
avatar UtorCase  is currently offline UtorCase
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Hello,

At the moment, the Youtube video is at the very bottom of the page after the description. Could this video be moved to the image carousel?
 Topic: Auto-assign tags and main description
Auto-assign tags and main description [message #121502] Thu, 20 August 2015 15:09 UTC
avatar panguver  is currently offline panguver
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Hi,

Now you can add shop sections, assign models to it and... done. I suggest add to all sections "main description" and "main tags". How it would be works?

As example, on https://www.shapeways.com/shops/amalham?section=Pandora%27s+ Charms&s=0 section I could add main description about Pandora charms and my techniques presented in this section. Also I could add main tags for all charms, (as example Panguver Amalham, Pandora, Generative, Charm, Bracelet, silver, gold, platinum) and I will no need enter such information for each listing separately. In listing (as result) will become additional description before current (personal) description of listing and all "main tags" in addition to "personal" tags on model.

It's great way for really fast adding descriptions and tags to similar products.
 Topic: coherence and redundancy in object lists ( web interface issues)
coherence and redundancy in object lists ( web interface issues) [message #121490] Thu, 20 August 2015 09:22 UTC
avatar FabriceN  is currently offline FabriceN
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There are 4 lists of my objects.
I guess it is at least 1 too much (#3 or #4). Moreover the browsing access to these pages is quite heterogeneous, and the purpose of inventory is kind of mysterious.

- my public designer page https://www.shapeways.com/designer/FabriceN
( access hidden in rightMenu/publicProfile )

- my shop page https://www.shapeways.com/shops/fabrix3d
( no direct access from either the rightMenu or the sell page: one has to go to publicProfile then shop )

- the main list of models https://www.shapeways.com/mymodels
( accessed through "make" or rightMenu/Models : good )

- the inventory https://www.shapeways.com/shop/inventory/
( strangely it is accessed through "sell" despite most of what's here won't appear in the shop )
strangely despite some notForSale and notPublic objects appear, it is only a subset of the whole list with a different presentation.
strangely various settings that can be set for notInShop objects but often ignored.
Visibility through publicProfile (or shop) is set here, but strangely the order of presentation don't seem to be used for the profile list of objects.
 Topic: various suggestions about the painful web interface (edit model & pricing)
various suggestions about the painful web interface (edit model & pricing) [message #121489] Thu, 20 August 2015 09:17 UTC
avatar FabriceN  is currently offline FabriceN
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- selecting every materials to sell is a pain.
-> please add buttons 'select all' 'unselect all' 'revert', at least per sections of materials

- settling the pricing for all materials is a pain.
suggestion: propose a A + B.baseprice formula with custom A and B (globally or per sections of materials).
( conversely, I don't think a lot of people will use the option "one single price to rule them all" ;-) )

- in detail tab I can see default material and default image but only set the default image.
default material is hidden in pricing tab. should be setable in detail tab.

- In the detail list we are asked to name the material for each photo (and it is done in renderings).
But it does not show directly in the shop.
suggestion: left of right to the custom image caption, write the material name.

- image cropping: I guess you can find a js lib to do the cropping interactively. ;-)
- sometime we want a portrait format, not landscape.

- allow rotating point of view in 2 directions
 Topic: Suggestion: Manual Curation for related products
Suggestion: Manual Curation for related products [message #121403] Wed, 19 August 2015 03:35 UTC
avatar Nvenom8  is currently offline Nvenom8
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Often, the products of mine in the "related products" or "more from this designer" section of product pages are not ideal. The section seems equally likely to pick popular items as it is to pick unpopular ones. Especially for my most popular items, it makes sense to show either more pieces in the set, or other popular items of mine. It doesn't look very impressive when the "other products from this designer" are all unrelated to the product shown and only have material renders as pics.

I suggest that there be an option (checkbox-enabled) that allows the user to pick which items are shown in that section. That way, we can let the algorithm pick for us, or we can curate the section for best results if we want. Should be an easy change to make, everyone wins, everyone's happy. Seems like a good deal to me.


Shop: http://www.shapeways.com/shops/Nvenom8
 Topic: Suggest make very easy customization...
Suggest make very easy customization... [message #121306] Mon, 17 August 2015 16:42 UTC
avatar panguver  is currently offline panguver
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Hi all,

At present time everyone can make two customizations for model - manual and CustomMaker. I suggest add there EasyScaleTool. It's very easy instrument with clear algorithm. This tool will have single parameter - "current size". When designer will want add ability to scale his model by buyer, he must be set "current size" (as example, 64mm for any bracelet from my shop section https://www.shapeways.com/shops/amalham?section=Bracelets-pl astic&s=0 ) and... viola!

When any buyer will open any model with this customization, he can able set needed size as "needed size" parameter, see updated price and make order. As example, if buyer will set 68mm as needed size, SW will compute "k" of scale = 68/64=1.0625 Computed "k" of scale would be used for on-line updating of price.

If buyer will buy scaled print, SW will create the temporary copy of model with computed "k" of scale. After shipping these temporary copies would be deleted automatically.

In any case, if model becomes unprintable in some size, SW will reject it by "too small size" reason.

It easy tool could be modified later with pull-down lists of ring/bracelet sizes for all countries, but now SW can public a conversion table of such sizes.

This easy tool will very useful for sales of plastic rings and bracelets right now.

What do you think about?
 Topic: Linking or group by Assemblies
Linking or group by Assemblies [message #121158] Fri, 14 August 2015 17:55 UTC
avatar shrap_x  is currently offline shrap_x
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I build some of my parts as assemblies. For example, I have parts that I want to print in White, and have parts I want to print in frosted detail for translucency. The two types together could then be combined into an assembly. with a different color combination.
Can we have some sort of link, or grouping method, for assemblies that require multiple parts to be ordered?
I could always include a link, but a nice button with a picture would be awesome.

This would be useful for situations where to complete a build you need multiple parts.
Just a feature I would like.

Edit: Also this would be useful for prints that might not fit in the bounding box and need to be split.

[Updated on: Fri, 14 August 2015 19:41 UTC]


Veni Vidi Duci
 Topic: curious
curious [message #120885] Mon, 10 August 2015 18:31 UTC
avatar daladinn73  is currently offline daladinn73
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so? I'm new here and there was only one thing so far that I felt was cumbersome with the UI. cumbersome to the point of just wanting to walk away.

If i got an email from an artist in your system. why cant I click on this persons name to be directed to their shop?

so i tried the search function

doesnt actually work either. you cant search by artist. why?

am I asking to much?
 Topic: Suggestions on the user interface
Suggestions on the user interface [message #120308] Fri, 31 July 2015 05:52 UTC
avatar j16sdiz  is currently offline j16sdiz
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Hi,
I think finding products with different size (e.g. rings with large varirity of size) very difficult.

1. The product list is tiles of pictures. With name chopped. Very difficult to find a product with specific size suffix.

2. The site consider same product of different size different. There are no size options. I must go back to the tiles of pictures to find what I need.

Hope you can improve this
 Topic: Computational Hydrographic Printing
Computational Hydrographic Printing [message #119951] Sat, 25 July 2015 02:48 UTC
avatar AcetheSuperVillain  is currently offline AcetheSuperVillain
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I saw this amazing article while browsing around: http://www.wired.com/2015/05/crazy-way-add-intricate-color-3 -d-printed-creations/

http://www.wired.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/cat.gif

Hydrographic printing is a method where a color pattern is placed on the surface of water and an object to be colored is dunked into it, picking up the pattern. As the object breaks the surface tension, the pattern is distorted, but these researchers have found a way to calculate how this distortion will occur and can make patterns that will be applied to precisely the right part.

It seems perfect for 3D printing, all nice and automated. The flat coloration planes are essentially the way UV maps work, so it shouldn't represent any tremendous technical hurdles there. You'd probably need to have some program that bakes the UVs into a few projections that can be handled by the hydrographic instead of whatever configuration the original UVs are in. There'd probably need to be some extra rules about hollow areas or unconnected parts, but that wouldn't bother me.
 Topic: Preferred Print Orientation
Preferred Print Orientation [message #119545] Sun, 19 July 2015 13:19 UTC
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I know this was discussed a while back, but I want to bring it up again. For my products, it is essential that the models be printed in a specific orientation. I create custom lithophanes, and the quality varies dramatically depending on how they're printed.

I was first told by Shapeways customer support that I needed to reorient my models. After spending a considerable amount of time rewriting our algorithms to do this, I later learned that the uploaded orientation only matters for displaying the models. Shapeways reorients the models to fit as much as possible into a batch.

I completely understand the need for this practice, but we pay a high price in quality and consistency.

Is the ability to specify preferred orientation in the backlog?

Thanks,
Zach kauble
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 Topic: Glaze finishing for polyamide
Glaze finishing for polyamide [message #119446] Fri, 17 July 2015 17:38 UTC
avatar panguver  is currently offline panguver
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Hi,

Sometimes I dream about the plastic with the glazed surface with affordable prices which will looks like it:

index.php?t=getfile&id=108012&private=0

Is it possible? Will it wearable?

Thank you.

 Topic: X-ray
X-ray [message #119207] Tue, 14 July 2015 06:38 UTC
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Models, could use an X-ray mode, like the one in a lot of 3d applications.

If you make a .skp file, convert it to .dae to upload it, have shape ways render it, and then fix thin walls, you may end up with a very different model then you originally uploaded. Seeing just the outside of a model does not give you a good idea as to how well intact the inside of the model is. Unless you can see an X-ray, you will be unable to determine if some of the details within are intact. Small canals may have closed up, and you won't be able to detect them until you receive it..


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 Topic: Update heading of material status page
Update heading of material status page [message #118936] Thu, 09 July 2015 07:27 UTC
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(From this thread in General Discussion)
I would like to suggest that the date shown on the material status page is updated whenever material status is reviewed, not only when some status actually changes. With the current situation, a heading of "Last updated 29th April" as shown on the current (European) status page may create the impression that the page is no longer up to date.
And as I learned from the above discussion that there are actually two status charts, selected for display based on user location, perhaps add "for Eindhoven"/"for New York" after the "Status Chart" in the same heading (or a short note to the same effect somewhere else on the page).
 Topic: New tread for announces of ready to order products
New tread for announces of ready to order products [message #118649] Sun, 05 July 2015 10:59 UTC
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Hi,

I think about new special tread for announces and promote new launched already printed and try&buy products. All novelties would be presented here.

What do you think about?

As example, I created http://shpws.me/IR9R and tested on my computer new unique goblet in vintage style. Where I could announce and promote it on SW forum?

index.php?t=getfile&id=106336&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=106337&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=106338&private=0

 Topic: Modifying quantity in shopping cart before going to Checkout
Modifying quantity in shopping cart before going to Checkout [message #117780] Sat, 20 June 2015 12:26 UTC
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This morning, I had an e-mail from a customer who was having difficulty in ordering some of my kits.

He accidentally selected an item too many times, ending up with too many in his shopping cart. He quit the process, came back, tried ordering the number he wanted, but of course SW remembered him and he ended up with way too many.

Of course, we know the number can be corrected in Checkout, but this isn't necessarily intuitive for our customers.

Would it be possible to put an option in the popup that opens showing the shopping cart, which would allow one to change the quantity right there? It seems like this should be a reasonably easy addition, and many other sites have this feature.

I think this would make the shopping process more comfortable for customers who might be new to online shopping. I am very grateful that this gentleman knew my e-mail address and contacted me for help. How many sales are we, and SW, losing because customers feel they are being trapped in a purchase they don't want, and bail out?

Steve Hunter
 Topic: prioritization of uploaded pictures
prioritization of uploaded pictures [message #117296] Sat, 13 June 2015 11:18 UTC
avatar railNscale  is currently offline railNscale
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Hello,

OK. Uploading of pictures is improved. The prioritization could be improved.
Why are the ranking arrows upside-down?
The Prio number is a rank.
Say, I want a picture to raise in rank from position '7' to '3', I automatically would hit the 'arrow-up'.
At SW however you need to hit the 'arrow-down'. That is not very intuitive.

Can you please change this?

Thanks,
Maurice


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 Topic: Miniatures - Props
Miniatures - Props [message #116788] Sat, 06 June 2015 06:08 UTC
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How about "Miniatures -> Props" section? I have many thing that not furniture/figures/vehivleds
 Topic: New CSV-configuration file for full control of shop
New CSV-configuration file for full control of shop [message #116751] Fri, 05 June 2015 15:56 UTC
avatar panguver  is currently offline panguver
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Hi,

I suggest to solve several problems by easiest way by new CSV-wizard for shop items. Please see it
index.php?t=getfile&id=103259&private=0

If similar wizard will be implemented, designer could be make next things:

1. Add/edit descriptions for all models models in shop manually or via Excel formulas.
2. Add/edit tags manually or via Excel formulas.
3. Apply shop sections to models.
4. Mark models public/private manually or via Excel formulas.
5. Place models in to shop (mark/unmark for sales).
6. Edit names of models by easy way.

Also I suggest add printability info to current csv-table like you can see below

index.php?t=getfile&id=103260&private=0

As result all designers will be able to mark materials for sales on the base of printability test manually or via Excel formulas. Now it possible without printability test info. I create models for cast metals mainly and already set materials for sale from my markup Excel configurator via current csv wizard successfully.

Thank you for attention.

 Topic: Is it possible to add premium finishes
Is it possible to add premium finishes [message #116425] Fri, 29 May 2015 20:23 UTC
avatar panguver  is currently offline panguver
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Hi,

I think it is good idea to add professional finishes and plates for manufacture jewellery in professional quality "like Tiffani jewelry". How many it would be costs?

What do you think about?
 Topic: Iron / Bronze Matrix
Iron / Bronze Matrix [message #116392] Fri, 29 May 2015 15:09 UTC
avatar wsimonton3  is currently offline wsimonton3
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Will you be adding/consider adding ExOne Iron/Bronze Matrix to your your available metals?

Some aspects of machining the 420 Stainless/Bronze (drilling, tapping and filing) which are difficult in 420 Stainless/Bronze would be alleviated with a Iron/Bronze matrix.
 Topic: Lubrication Compatability
Lubrication Compatability [message #115915] Fri, 22 May 2015 20:03 UTC
avatar barvec  is currently offline barvec
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It would be nice to add to the material specs area, information about what lubricants can be used with the various plastics Shapeways offers. Even doing an Internet search does not yield very much information and one has to dig pretty far down to get what info is available.

Also, any additional info on compatability with everyday chemicals might be helpful.

Thanks!

Barvec
 Topic: On improving render quality
On improving render quality [message #115852] Thu, 21 May 2015 18:06 UTC
avatar MrNibbles  is currently offline MrNibbles
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I've been playing around with uploading renders in some cases where the Shapeways render is a bit lacking in detail. I find this to be very common with WSF or pWSF materials and sometimes stainless. I generally limit an uploaded render to the default material because uploading renders for every material would be silly but for the primary displayed image I want the best render available if I don't have a photo. However when I upload a render for a default material and select it as the primary image the Shapeways render for that material is still lurking in the image bar. Being able to disable the Shapeways render in a material IF a render in the same material has been uploaded would be awesome.

Here is an example drink coaster product with a couple of uploaded render attempts.
http://shpws.me/HK5p

First the old Shapeways generic render. A lot of detail is missing.
https://images1.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_1066974_10380449_1431901512.jpg





Second the Shapeways WSF render. A lot of detail is again missing.
https://images2.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_1066974_10380559_1431901833.jpg





An attempt to highlight edges with some crazy sequence of Photoshop filters and adjustments. Still not great, possibly worse.
https://images2.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_1066974_10383669_1431901512.jpg


And finally a Tinkercad render that shows excellent detail by highlighting edges.
https://images2.sw-cdn.net/model/picture/625x465_1066974_10422292_1431901512.jpg



Another option is to improve the Shapeways renders with an edge highlighting overlay or something similar for those cases. Anything that limits a material render to a single image on the image bar to reduce confusion would be the goal.
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