You might have noticed some improvements if you’ve uploaded your products to 3D Warehouse recently. You can now add and customize the attributes of your product models including dimensions, classifications, and links back to resources on your website.
But, that’s not all. This summer, we crossed a huge milestone - over 5 and a half million signed-in users are now using 3D Warehouse for their designs! That’s a lot of eyeballs on product models. This has spurred us to improve 3D Warehouse to better suit product manufacturers, and, with that, the professionals who rely on 3D Warehouse to specify products in their projects.
So, we have created a designated place for manufacturers to showcase all of their products that is akin to a digital showroom where people from all over the globe can explore, download, and spec. With that, let’s roll right into the improvements you can start taking advantage of.
New and Improved Catalogs
To most a catalog is a publication with a list of products and resources laid out in printed format. Well, our brand-new catalogs have a very similar structure, except they’re all digital. Product manufacturers now have a sleek, specific place where they can talk about their brand, showcase product lines, and, of course, feature their products. This means you’ll have a one-stop-shop to keep your models organized.
Custom Product Thumbnails
There are times when a SketchUp thumbnail doesn’t quite capture the elegant details of your products. We’ve had this feature for a little while now, but not everyone is aware that you can add your own custom images as model thumbnails. Just choose a product beauty shot or rendering, go to the product page and edit the product. You’ll see the current thumbnail. Click on it and upload the product image you like!
Showcase your Brand
In keeping with the theme, we have a couple of updates that will help get your brand (and products) in front of the right users. We’re introducing a new Brand Page to help you navigate the 1,900 brands on 3D Warehouse. Users can browse to find the brand they’re looking for, search and filter brands by category and subcategory, and more options are still to come!