Previewing your 3D designs on Ponoko

Some tips from Kristen Turner.


When you upload a 3D design file to Ponoko, you can preview your design before making it. Having a preview lets you know you have uploaded the design you wanted. And you can directly share the 3D preview of your design in your Ponoko showroom.


Uploading your file will automatically generate a thumbnail preview of your design. For a slightly larger preview, click on the Photos tab and then click "add or change photos." Now click "add more photos." This makes your Main Photo a little bit bigger.

For the largest preview image, select the "Show it" button underneath your main preview. Go through the steps of sharing your design in the showroom, and you'll get a nice big preview of your design.

If you're satisfied, go ahead and share the design. Otherwise, you can always change your mind and go back.

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    Chipp Walters

    It would be really great if you could show a larger picture after a part is uploaded, sorta like what Shapeways does.

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    Josh Judkins

    Thanks for the feedback Chipp - this is definitely on the cards for a future update of the system.

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