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FAQ: Cubify

What is Cubify?

Cubify is the central hub for all things possible with the 3D printed lifestyle. Cubify offers everything from co-creation with favorite brands, a curated shopping experience centered around personalized fashion, décor, toys and more, a community inspiring the latest in 3D design and printing possibilities, and access to the easiest home 3D printers and related products. Shop the collections for things to print at home or have printed for you in high-end materials like precious metals, edibles from chocolate to sugar, and a range of full-color materials and higher quality plastics; discover the designer in you; join the community and share your print inspirations in the Design Feed; organize and display prints on your Shelf; and design your future, powered by 3D printing. 3D Systems’ consumer technology platform that powers Cubify allows for the safe hosting, publishing and production of branded and licensed content. 3D Systems also manufactures the Cube family of consumer 3D printers, the Sense 3D scanner and a suite of consumer design software, all available on the Cubify hub.

How do I upload a design?

Once you sign in to your Cubify account, simply follow the steps to add designs to your Shelf. You'll be able to add additional pictures of your design (including a photo of it 3D printed, if you have one!), give it a title and tags, and more.

How do I share my designs?

Once you have a Cubify account, simply add your design to your Shelf and it is shareable based on your preference for public sharing or private viewing. When you share you have the choice to share a viewable image only or to share a downloadable file with the Cubify community.

What's Cubify Cloud Printing?

There are lots of materials that can be 3D printed today, but unfortunately we can’t print all of them on a home 3D printer. To give you access to awesome materials that require professional 3D printers we offer Cubify Cloud Printing services. You can get designs on your Shelf printed in a variety of plastics from strong and durable to clear and frosted plastics and metallic mixed plastics, along with attractive full-pantone range Colorstone and beautiful ceramics. We’ll print the items for you and ship within two weeks.

What is a 3D printable design or model?

Designs or models are 3Dprintable when they can be sent directly to a 3D printer. A 3D printer needs files in the industry standard file format STL, or WRL for full color prints. Most 3D design software can export to STL. 3D printable designs must be watertight, meaning that the design has only closed solids, and no open surfaces. All planes must have an internal and external thickenss. When you use one of our Cube 3D printers the software it comes with will automatically Heal your file for these qualities, and Cubify Cloud Printing will verify your designs as well and let you know if something is not ready for printing.

How do I get my design 3D printed using the Cubify Cloud 3D Printing service?

As long as your design is on your Shelf, it can be 3D printed. Design viewability may be set to private or public, depending on your share preferences.

I want my designs to be printed in full multi-color.

For 3D printing in color, the most common file types are .WRL or .3DS. They contain all the information required for printing in our Colorstone material.