What is the difference between a “draft” and a “public” project?
Drafts are only visible to you. They can be your work in progress, or simply any projects you don’t want to share. As a Free user, you can store up to 10 drafts. As a Premium user you can save up to 100 drafts, while as a Premium Plus user you benefit from an unlimited number of drafts.
Public projects are visible to everyone. If you choose to publish your project (under an available CC license), your project can be downloaded, customized and its remake can be published again by other users. This way your model can become an inspiration for the whole community!
Can I download my 3D files from Vectary and use them in other software?
Yes, of course. Please note that downloaded 3D files are exported as mesh models (baked), so you will lose the ability to customize their shape by changing parameters. The experience in other software may vary.
How do I know if the project is private or public?
You have a Published tab in the Dashboard, just click on it and your published models will be displayed. Your published models are also displayed in your Profile. Simply hover your cursor over your profile photo in the top right corner and click on Profile.
What file types can I import?
You can import .obj, .stl, .svg, .glb and .gltf files.
Can I change the name of my project?
Yes. You can always change the name of your project in the upper part of the editing scene. You have a unique link of the project, which is the project’s ID. The project name can also be changed when publishing it. To do so, just click the Share Project button.
How can I unpublish my project?
When you unpublish your project, you are basically deleting it. Don’t worry about losing the project. All your published projects have their saved drafts (unless you delete the draft). To delete the published project, in the Dashboard, go to the Published tab, click on the triple dot menu in the projects thumbnail and then click Delete.
How can I delete my project?
To delete your project, go to Dashboard and click on the triple dot menu in the thumbnail of the project. Click the Delete icon and confirm your action. If you are a subscribed user, your deleted projects go to the Deleted tab, where you can either restore the project back into Drafts, or Delete it forever.
Are there any restrictions on what can be published on Vectary?
What happens when I publish my project?
If you choose to make your project public, it will be made visible to other users under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license (CC-BY-SA).
This means that your project can be:
- downloaded by other users
- customized and/or shared by other users, under the same licensing terms as your project, in which case, you, as the author, have to be credited appropriately (if your project is customized and re-published with Vectary, we automatically add a link to your original project to credit you)
What do I do if someone is uploading my designs to Vectary?
If somebody is violating your copyright or trademark, you can report it. Go to project view and click on Report inappropriate content. The reported project will be reviewed.
Where can I report a project?
You can report a project in the project view of the project you want to report - click on Report inappropriate content and send us a filled-out form.
Can I customize projects of other users?
Yes, you can customize any published project on Vectary. Click the Edit project button in the project view. When you save your edited project, it will be added to your Drafts tab on the Dashboard. When you publish this project, it will be shown as a “child” of the original “parent” project, and it will appear in the original project’s credits history. Anytime you choose to edit a project please make sure you are following the licensing terms of the project.
Can I publish a project which is a customization of a project created by another user?
Yes, your newly published project will be shown in the original project’s remake history. Your newly published project can be customized as well.
Why should I keep my projects on Vectary instead of downloading them?
Your projects are saved online in the cloud so you can easily access them at any time and from anywhere. Furthermore, you can come back to edit the shapes through parameters, which is not possible once your model is downloaded as a 3D file. However, when you want, you can always export your models as .obj, .stl, .dae, .glb and .gltf files.
What file types can I export?
You can export your projects as .obj, .stl, .dae, .glb and .gltf files. You can also export hi-res .png files.
Can I 3D print a model from Vectary?
Yes, just export your model as an .obj or .stl file. Then you can print your model on any 3D printer, or use an online 3D printing service.
How can I get my old Vectary models to the new version of Vectary?
To use your old models in the new version of Vectary, you first have to open them in the old version (it will do so automatically) and export them one by one. Then, you have to import them again to the new version and simply continue your design process.