How to best get ready to submit a new project on You3Dit Beta

It’s not always obvious to our makers what they need to know in order to get started on a new project.  Our You3Dit Beta “Create Project” is pretty intuitive and will guide you on what to submit.

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You’re about to embark on a journey…a transformation.  You’re about to execute on your big idea and we couldn’t be more excited for you!

Here’s the MUST HAVE, SHOULD HAVE and NICE-TO-HAVE items that improve the likelihood of your idea coming to life with You3Dit.  We’ll explain why as we walk you through the process.

If you’re in a hurry, get the must-haves included in your project and you can fill in the details later once you’ve chosen a 3D Designer / Fabricator…but it’s typically better for everyone involved to get these details included in the process as early as possible…especially for you and your wallet.

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Mastering You3Dit Beta as a Maker (Part 2 of 2)

Why read this article?

Because if you are who we think you are, investing 10 minutes of your precious time now to read this article will save you a lot of time in the future as you bring your idea to life.

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This is a two-part article which will walk you through five essential parts of the You3Dit Process:

  1. Who is a Maker in the You3Dit Network? (Part 1)
  2. How much does it cost (Part 1)
  3. Creating a Project (Part 1)
  4. Getting your idea designed in 3D (Part 2)
  5. Getting your new 3D Design fabricated (Part 2)

Part 2: The Design and Fabrication Processes

In this article we’ll cover the important topics of:

  • Reviewing Design Quotes
  • Choosing Designers
  • Iterating
  • Reviewing Fabrication Quotes
  • Choosing Fabricators
  • The “First Fab” and
  • Getting your Parts Delivered
  • Designer & Fabricator Ratings

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Mastering You3Dit Beta as a Maker (Part 1 of 2)

Why read this article?

Because if you are who we think you are, investing 10 minutes of your precious time now to read this article will save you a lot of time in the future as you bring your idea to life.

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This is a two-part article which will walk you through five essential parts of the You3Dit Process:

  1. Who is a “Maker” in the You3Dit network? (Part 1)
  2. How much does it cost (Part 1)
  3. Creating a Project (Part 1)
  4. Getting your idea designed in 3D (Part 2)
  5. Getting your new 3D Design fabricated (Part 2)

But first…

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Common pitfalls and workarounds on You3Dit Beta

Thank you so much for being part of our all new, fully-functional You3Dit Beta platform–a marketplace of designers & fabricators that transform client napkin sketches into real physical parts.  Starting first with IoT and Industrial Prototyping clients.

Eventually, this will become the new You3Dit.com.  However it’s currently in “Beta Test” mode which Google defines as: “a trial of machinery, software, or other products, in the final stages of its development.”  Running a Beta Test allows product developers to quickly find the rough spots in a product so that they can be resolved.

This article intends to help you get through the most common roadblocks on your way to developing your new part, product or prototype.

These are in order of importance (as measured by the frequency and pain observed in beta clients using the platform):

  1. The avatar (for new projects, new quotes, iterations)
  2. No email notifications?
  3. Can’t login
  4. Can’t edit my project
  5. Can’t edit my quote
  6. Where are my design files?

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