Thingiverse is a community of makers, hobbyists, educators, professionals, and many others who all have a passion for turning digital designs into real life objects via 3D printing and other methods! Thingiverse allows its community members to upload, share, and discuss digital designs and projects.Go back to the top
Things are digital designs/files and instructions that can be turned into a real life physical object.Go back to the top
Collections operate like folders and allow users to save Things they might be interested in for future use and organize them into different collections.Go back to the top
Remixes are digital designs that have been "remixed", or modified in some way, from an original digital design. Users are free to remix other user's digital designs as long as the license on the original design allows for derivatives.Go back to the top
When someone successfuly makes a design from Thingiverse in real life, they can post a Make showing their result. Makes typically consist of a picture of the result and some details on how they made it such as their 3D Printer Settings. Makes are a great way to show appreciation for a user's design and show other user's what kind of results they can expect. And there's nothing like that feeling when someone first posts a Make of one of your designs!Go back to the top
Likes are a way to show a user that you like their design, without necessarily collecting it or downloading it. The more Likes the better!Go back to the top
To download a design, simply click the Download All Files button on the Thing page to download all of the files. You will see a dialog appear which explains the license and usage limitations of the Thing, in addition to the option to tip the user if you want to show appreciation for downloading their Thing. Which is highly encouraged! At the same time, you should see a zip file containing the Thing's file appear in your browser's download folder. Alternatively, if the Thing has multiple files as a part of it, you can download files individually by clicking on the "Thing Files" tab where you can see all of the individual files available for download.Go back to the top
You may tip a designer or an app developer because you like their work, find their app useful, think their a good community member, or any other reason. To do so, there are a number of locations to tip a user: 1) On Thing pages there is a "Tip Designer" button; 2) On user profiles there is a "Tip Designer" button; 3) On App information pages there is a dollar symbol button; 4) When downloading files from a Thing, there is a "Tip Designer" button. Designers always receive 100% of the tip amount, minus payment transaction fees that are charged by PayPal.Go back to the top
Thingiverse has certain rules relating to weapons and offensive content. To understand those rules please read our Terms of Service . In general, obscene content and weapons that are capable of being turned into a real weapon, as opposed to a prop, are not allowed on Thingiverse. If you have found a Thing that you believe violates our Terms of Service, then please report it by clicking the "Report Thing" button on the Thing's page and our administrators will review and takedown the content as appropriate.Go back to the top
Designers can now receive money for their work via 2 different methods: Thingiverse Apps or User-to-User Tipping. Since Thingiverse Apps now allow payment for services, we ensured designers could receive a share of revenue when their design is used in a purchase. To do this, we've introduced designer payments where designers can receive a payment when their Thing is used in a purchase. These payments can be setup as either a mandatory payment or optional tip, which would let the customer leave a tip if they choose to. Users can also tip each other directly with User-to-User Tipping. User-to-User Tipping is optional and cannot be made mandatory. We at Thingiverse believe that 3D designs should always be available to download for free, and therefore User-to-User tipping will always be optional. 100% of designer payments will always go to the designer, minus transaction fees, if applicable (see question below for more details).Go back to the top
You may tip a designer or an app developer because you like their work, find their app useful, think their a good community member, or any other reason. To do so, there are a number of locations to tip a user: 1) On Thing pages there is a "Tip Designer" button; 2) On user profiles there is a "Tip Designer" button; 3) On App information pages there is a dollar symbol button; 4) When downloading files from a Thing, there is a "Tip Designer" button.Go back to the top
Payment processing companies like to charge big fees. We determined that the minimum tip amount that gave as much money to the user, without losing an unreasonable amount to fees, was $3.Go back to the top
There was a known bug on Thingiverse in the past which caused user accounts to be duplicated leading to potential issues resetting passwords. If your password is not resetting, please try doing so on another browser and if it still does not work, then submit a Thingiverse support ticket to have it reset manually.Go back to the top
I think the text under "How do Topics get pinned?" is incorrect. It seems to be a duplicate of what's under "I found an offensive Thing that I don't think should be on Thingiverse, what should I do?".
Is this site really slow for anyone else? Using this site on multiple computers and phones it is almost impossible at times. Its getting rediculous!
Also is there a way to delete my things more than one at a time? I have so many unpublished "customized" things that need to be cleaned up.
I have noticed a big slowdown for about 90 to 120 days now. To "fix it", Thingiverse may have to implement a prohibition of "bot or autodownloader / scrapers" that may be downloading pages in bulk. Next, it may be time to shop providers, or determine how much bandwidth and or CPU / DB utilization, then determine if there are any crazy large files that don't need to be there, etc... AKA, the site is growing like a weed, where in 2018 they passed 1M Things, and now it's up to 3.4M Things, so that's a triple of Things in 1 year... Plus the user base has likely grown as well. Sometimes a provider can be prompted to help determine the bottleneck or scaling issues. DB , Disk, Distribution, Caching, etc. So caching could save a lot of DB queries, for example...
IDEA: Thingiverse, please consider adding the thing number to the ZIP filename for download; So My3D_Thing_12345.ZIP Where 12345 = the thing number. That would make it easier to track the things I DL...
I have over 40 creations posted and am very unhappy with the sites performance. I will find a new home if something isn't done quickly.
Horrendously slow, I tried the ghostery extension to block the analytics but it still takes 15 seconds or so for the page to load and thats without most of the pictures.
Silly question: Is it okay to post uncredited remixes as originals if the design, though not augmenting an existing Thing, clearly copies the physical specifications of the inspiring designs? I ask because some searches are showing derivatives against originals with no remix credit given...
The short answer is, No (In my opinion), people should be listing thing as remixes if they deliberately duplicating someone else's design, even if they haven't actually used the original as a source file.
I suspect a lot of the plagiarism on thingverse is not so much deliberate as thortless.
is it possible to send messages to multiple people at once?
Hello! When will you transfer my money to me? For 2 years, no remittances! Please transfer my money to me.
What type of payment are you needing? Money from tips?
Yes, money from tips
Your sure you had/have your PayPal linked? Did you get any emails saying you needed to link it? Any other emails (like how did you know how much and when you were tipped)
Yes, i am sure. My Paypal is right connected, other services fine work with my Paypal account.
Since a week ago I cant find some of my things trough Search item button. In my things they apperar correctly and I can edit things without issues. Thanks.
the same for me, the site has not yet solved this bug.
Why do not they communicate about these problems !!
Yes you are right! Management of Thingverse have not yet said any word on this problem!
Someone wrote here that they are communicating on Twitter. I don't have any account there.
Hi, you don't need an account, https://twitter.com/thingiverse . I don't have one either. The last tweet (May 8) was:
"Update : As a temporary fix, we've updated the site so that all of your Things, Likes, Makes, Collections, Groups are pulling correctly. BUT these things are currently not searchable on your profile pages and on the Group pages, but sorting and filtering will still work."
Oh okay, thanks :-)
Yay! ! The number of display of My Collection is displayed accurately. You can see the collection that has disappeared safely.
Have you tried to search things that were missing and came back recently?
Same here since yesterday. Only in analytics i can see all my stuff. Collections etc gives the message "aww can't find ....".
same too cant find my designs since yesterday.
I have the same problem, can please someone from the Thingiverse Team tell us something about?
Same, my designs do not show. any idea whats going on?
Site is not showing all of my things.
When I search for my thing that is not shown in my list of things, it does not show up in the search result.
I can see all of my things in the analytics page.
I can still edit my things not shown in my things list, but I can only get to them through the analytics page.
EDIT: As of Monday, 07MAY18, 12:07 PM PST all my things now show up in my "My Things" list. I don't know when they returned, but they are there now.
I am having this problem too! my designs are not showing in search result! same as yours! what happenned?
Same for me, i have 31 Collections, but all of the Collections dont show to me. Klick on Collections ony says "none found". Can you please fix this issue ? Thanks a lot
Ditto. Collections and some makes have disappeared from my main page. On the left side of the page, the numerical count is shown. 1 collection and 15 makes. This is correct. However, if I open up the collections page, it shows none found. If I open up the makes page, it only shows 3 makes, the three I added yesterday (5-5-18). If I go to a thing page that I know I've made, my makes still show up in that thing's make section.
They just won't appear in my home page. What does appear is a broken file or picture icon at the bottom of what is displayed. For instance, on my collections page, there's the filter stuff and then where it would show my "things to make" collection, it's just that broken file icon. On my makes page, it shows the three makes I added yesterday, then that icon. I've added screensnips of the icon I'm talking about.
Just to follow up, As of right now, 5-7-18, 12:00 pm CST, all of my dashboard is again working correctly.
Same here folks I can only see a couple of my collections!
like others, Search not working. My collection, likes, makes etc, everything disappeared. can only find stuff on analytics.
same for me... :-(
same with me. dashboard shows several likes, makes and collections in the summary, but they cannot be displayed.
Same for me. One of my uploaded designs is gone as well as several likes on other designs.
Same here. Cannot search my username, cannot search any of my designs, makes, collections, etc.
Same here - cannot see my Likes although the site shows I have 50 of them.
Same here. I changed the title of one of my previously released Things and now that thing is not listed in My Things, cannot be found through search... It's visible in Analytics only. Accessing it via the actual URL still works, so at least it's not deleted (lots of work went into it).
Not sure where to go to bring this up so I'm adding myself to the list of people affected here. What's going on Thingiverse? Is there an IT problem?
EDIT: I checked Thingiverse's Twitter. Go to twitter guys. They are aware of the issue and are working on it for the past 24-36 hours or so. They are posting periodic updates there.
i am having the same issue as well. hopefully someone get this fixed
Most of my things can't be found by searching and there are not displayed at "my designs" over the web. The remaining things have fewer likes and collects than before.
The missing things are only visible by browsing the thing-URL or under "my designs" at the smartphone app.
I've just saw that all my things are back at "my designs" over web, but the former missing stuff still can't be found by searching.
Even if you make new items in my collection, although the count is increasing in the profile, there is one display missing in the browser. Do you have private settings or public settings?
In the smartphone application, since the added collection was seen, I tried clearing the cache of the browser of the personal computer, but it continues to remain unchanged and not being displayed.
None of my searches produce any results (even searching for "keychain" has 0 results). Or if I look into other user's designs, it says no results were found, even though the profile states they actually have designs to show... is it just me?
Nope, my collections are gone as well. Funny thing, if I 'add a thing to my collection', the names of my collections are in the drop down list. But they are not accessible.
Same here. Search not working. My collection, likes, makes etc, everything disappeared!
I am getting nothing as well, even though I searched something I already download and I know it exists, yet 0 results. Obviously something wrong with their site. Sure hope they fix it fast
Nope, all my searches come back with zero results and all my collections are now gone. Hopefully they'll fix this soon.
My Things don't show up on the Newest page. Is it just me?
Need some help
How do I delete a group I have created??
Help! The "Download All" Button is gone, in it's place there is a button that says prepare that does not seem to function? How can I download files?
It is because of this stupid "MakerWare"
Look at the url, if it looks like this "https://makerware.thingiverse.com/thing:1949133"
Change it to this "https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1949133"
I just recently looked at my analytics and noticed that the amount of downloads and views on my two oldest things are much lower than I can remember. I also showed this my information to others a while ago and they also agree that it is lower then the last time they saw it. Is there a yearly reset on the view/download counter or is this a bug.
I have issues upload a profile picture, I browse the .jpg and there is ~1 second of delay and then the "choose picture" button is displayed again. I tried Save and such with no luck.
What do I do wrong?
How do I remove a thing from a collection?
Need HELP!! Upload Thing does not work!!! As soon as I enter Tags in upload a new thing I can not go any further and I am unable to edit my existing things. How do I fix this? I have things I want to share but can not. Is there anyone out there that can HELP?
I am having a problem either editing my stuff or creating a new thing. I am unable to go any further the the tags field, nothing shows on my screen. Does anyone know how to fix this problem? I have logged out and back in and that does not work.
I write because Mapo3d is using some makes to promote his nsfw page. He uses projects like baby Groot but the thing that he made aren't baby groot. How can I report him?
Here are some links of the user:
I am hoping to use models off of thingiverse that have obviously been designed by someone else to attract customers on 3dhubs by displaying pictures of my prints on the website. Is this fully legal? I am not selling the physical parts themselves which I understand is illegal but I am displaying pictures of 3d prints for which the geometry has been modeled by someone else.
Thank you for your help ahead of time!
Although you would only be profiting from the works in a very indirect way i think you would probably still fall foul of the terms for anything published under the NonCommercial licence. For all the other licences I think you'ed be on safe ground using the designs in the way u describe.
As a courtesy you could of course simply contact the creator and ask their consent to use their work in this way.
If your starting a business in 3D printing it would be no bad idea to familiarise yourself with the CC licenceshttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/
I have created a design and upload it to Thingiverse. However it is not showing up in all the tags I have added it to. Any suggestions?https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2477250
i just tried two of the tags and it worked fine!
did u set the search to "newest"? if not it might just be waaay down the page
When I search League of Legends and sort by newest it doesn't show up.
it's case sensitive
That seems silly.
Welcome to Thingiverse! :)
Hello. I have one such problem with the site: when scrolling the search page, always during loading, the page jumps to one or two screens up?
Technically this isn't so much as a fix as a work around. but it dose solve the problem
FIX: Goto chrome://flags/#enable-scroll-anchoring - choose DISABLE
That works temporarily....maybe for one or two scrolls. This has always done this as long as I've been coming to this site. I can't believe this just persists with nobody fixing it. Is this a european based site?
No it is an all American quality product like the Ford Pinto :). But as an European let me give a solution: go to your account-settings -> Browse settings -> Use pagination instead of infinite scroll.
That will work for scrolling through things, but it will bite back when scrolling through a forum. You can't leave the first page (in my experience).
Oh thank you.
Yes I have same problem here. It's really annoying...
I use Google chrome.
yeay, that trick worked... thanks
Do i have an adware or does thingiverse now have redirecting ads?
I've posted snippets of code and the font size is massive. After reading several posts with others doing the same I see I'm not alone. I attempted to use [code] [/code] which inserts a code block in most boards but that doesn't work. Is there a way at least keep the font at the default text size? I've included this example of what's occurring if you simply copy/paste:
Any answer to that ?
I've the same problem !
And my [code] code [/code] does nothing, I do see the bracket code bracket !
Your web site does not work for me unless I put "HTTPS/:/" in front of each web page url. When your web site opens, the option buttons do not work - when I put the "HTTPS//" in the address line in front of the url - the option buttons work. When the next page comes us, I have to put the "HTTPS//:" in front of the url for it to work. Have to do this for every one of your web pages to work. Internet Explorer 11, Chrome, Android. No problems with any other websites. Any solutions?
Your website is broken. The links across the top are non-functional, as are the tabs within a project (e.g. "Thing Files"). These issues are across all 3 major browsers!
From one day to the next stop visualizing My Collection, I have 11 collections with several designs not my own and in my profile Thingiverse tells me that they are empty, does anyone know why it may be? thank you very much
i have the same problem, but it extends also to the search and other people's Designs/collections/makes. Suddenly I get "No results found." on each and any page and search, even though they should show up several items as the people are flagged as "A Designs", "B Collections", "C Makes" and "D Likes" - the tabs are black and linky, but the contents are not shown
DEAR SIR, I HAVE DOWNLOADED ONE HOUSE OBJECT FROM THINGEVER WHICH CONTAIN FILES LIKE
DACH BACK LEFT,
DACH BACK RIGHT,
DACH FRONT LEFT,
DACH FRONT RIGHT,
ERDGESCHOSS BACK LEFT.......,etc
I HAVE PRINTED ALL THE OBJECT GIVEN IN DOWNLOADED FILE, NOW I NEED TO JOIN ALL PARTS FOR THAT I WANT ACTUAL IMAGE OF THAT HOUSE, SO HOW WILL I GET IT PLZZZZ HELP, I SEARCHED BUR NOT GETTING ME, NEED YOUR HELP FOR SAME.
WAITING YOUR REPLY,
How do I add a moderator to my growing group?
The search function of this website sucks way hard and needs a total overhaul or something because when i search big cup it comes up with Quadcopter rotors and "Tardis Transformer Toy" and things that have nothing to do with cups so its a total waste of my time to be looking through this website with no sense of direction because I have to just come across everything because the search function is worthless.....
Could somebody make a stapler model? I've looked everywhere for on, even off of this website and there isn't one.
The fact that u can't find one probably tells its own story. Some of the components would almost certainly have to be metal and you'd need a hight degree of position for it to work properly.
why were u so keen to find a stapler anyway?
I want to print one, but I finally found one after searching on the web "STL Stapler." I don't know if it would really function well, but I'm going to test it and I'll probably tell you what happened, at least if it works.
do keep me posted, i'd b interested. Is it 100% printed plastic?
This is the url https://grabcad.com/library/stapler--17. I hate this website, I have to say. Despite all the flaws that Thingiverse has, they all seem minor after using this piece of garbage site. But at least it got me a functioning stapler. The file for it is also here now because as I stated in the description, Thingiverse is a far superior site. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2166749
it clearly wasn't designed with 3d printing in mind. i have grave doubts about how youed even print it, let alone how this would actually perform if u were to printed it.
If i were u, I would try designing a very very basic stapler of your own, if u can get it to work then maybe design further
I think I could get this to print, but you are right, it probably wasn't designed with 3D Printing in mind, but I guess you could design a shell and use the parts from an existing stapler. I would design one, but I don't really have the correct software to truly design anything, I have tried Sketchup, but I can't get the lines to stay on the same axis. Is there a software you recommend that is free?
im not really familiar with any free packages, so i can't recommend any. But it sounds to me like u migh just need to find some tutorials on how to use sketchup, maybe see what's on youtube or the SketchUp home page .
How do I remove an item I've added to my collection? I don't see any delete button/function? Thanks
There is a button on top when you view your collection that is "Edit Collection" I think. Click that, then hover over the item and there should be a "Remove" button or something like that.
Thanks, found it.
That's it, got it. Thanks
I went to edit a post I made in a Group, and it got flagged for moderation. I'm the owner of the group.http://www.thingiverse.com/groups/reprapguru/topic:11766
Why was it flagged? And who does this moderation?
Same here. It seems my comments are sometimes a bit wordy. I just try to be as explainative as I can to help whoever reads my comments. I assume the longer posts (which I always have typos in) are what's causing my issues anyway. But they only seem to be flagged when I try to edit them. Does Thingiverse ever respond to these comments here?
When I post a thing, sometimes the STL shows up in Thingiview, other times it just shows "There Are No Images Here," is there a way to manually put it on Thingiview? Also, and this is one of the most annoying bugs EVER, when you use the back button this 404 "You have reached the end of the Thingiverse..." page shows up. On occasion you can use the back button, but because of how thingiverse is set up, it severely diminishes its usability.
I see that last question got answered in 3 houses. I posted my question over a week ago and still no reply.
Pretty poor show Mike.
I didn't understand what the exact question was, this is a large website and we have a team of software developers who are constantly deploying new features/fixes/improvements and as with all software there will always be bugs and issues that occur. Not to mention we are constantly getting questions saying "XYZ is broken, please fix it" and if we answered every one we wouldn't have time to actually fix anything.
How do you delete items you have created off of your profile?
Find the Thing you want to delete, click "Edit Thing" and on the edit page there is a red button that says "Delete Thing".
....and most recently, when making posts, like this one, there is a big delay between pressing the Post Replay button and the post appearing, as a result people press the button repeatedly and post the same thing half a dozen times.
I repeat, what is going ion with this website?
Is there somewhere we can get answers about current issues with the site?
Specifically there was and may still be an issue with uploaded stl files taking ages to appear as images and Thingview. More recently half the thumbnails images for everything on the entire site seem to have vanished.
what is going on?