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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What does it cost to design and fabricate a prototype?

This is the question on every Maker’s mind.  What does it cost to bring my idea to life?  It’s nearly impossible for us to tell you without having a basic understanding of your project goals.  We’re going to attempt to define a generic rubric here to give you a better idea of how far your money can take you.

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Two simple, yet largely true, mantras we see our data proving correct are:

  1. “You get what you pay for” and
  2. “Time is money”

As we attempt to provide guidelines on You3Dit pricing, we’ll use a rating system similar to what you might see in a Zagat guide to restaurants $-$$$$$.

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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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Mastering You3Dit Beta as a Designer


Now that you’ve registered as a Designer on our brand-new, fully-functional Beta Platform, here are some key steps you can take to become a Master:

  1. Completing your You3Dit profile
  2. Submitting compelling Design Quotes
  3. Mastering Design Iterations
  4. Designing with digital manufacturing in mind
  5. Being proactive and “wowing” the client

Designers who take these steps get more gigs, improve their design skills more quickly and in general, earn more money from You3Dit.  We’re also highlighting current BETA WORKAROUNDS that you can use to be more successful while the platform is “under construction”.

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So you’ve registered as a 3D Designer on You3Dit. Learn more in this article how to become a master!

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