3D Warehouse's newest features streamline model searches like never before

Thank you so much! This does work for me! So thankful! :pray:

Popping back in to say I’m not sure the algorithms with the URL fix is the same as the previously used? example: searching for “charger” and yielding models from a person with Charger in their username. Not sure. Most times it still works well, though.

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yes. it was the case before.
I’m talking about it in this message

it’s been like that for years :

Trust me on this, I’ve been showing how “relevance” was broken at least once a month for the past 3 years using the “table” example.

Everytime I show the people I train how to work wirth the warehouse, I look for table, then I show them why it’s busted. due to that, I feel removing Relevance is not the greatest loss ever.

everytime. Usually my next move is to show the difference between couch / sofa / canapé / méridienne so they understand that translating the query is potentially useful.

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Hello everybody.

I am new here and just wanted to report that I can’t see any preview image in Safari anymore since 3months. I though this was an issue due to the new 3D warehouse upgrade, but still I am not able to see any preview image and this is sad.

Can someone please help? Thank you.

Hi zardocaster! Can you send a screenshot of what you are seeing?

the result defy explanation … whats going on?

do they?

A simple street fire hydrant. Based on proportions of model by CosmaThreeDee but with less detail for more useful model size. Now with texture mapped material from other 3D application. (I know hydrants usually have pentagonal valve bolts - hexagonal were easier to match to the rest of the mesh.) #emergency #fire #hydrant #metal #painted #red #street texture #texture_mapped #town #urban #water

Hi The Gutz and thank you for your answer: here’s a couple fo screenshot of the website as seen on my Safari.

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And this is what it looks like when I open the model window…

do you have any extensions installed on your safari ? adblockers, stuff like that ?
if you turn them all off, do the pictures come back (you’ll need to reload the page) ?
if so, you can turn the extensions one by one to identify the culprit.

I just checked on my safari, zero extension, javascript enabled (won’t show the page without), it all looks fine.

Question about the Popularity aspect:

I keep finding pages of models which are, essentially, the same model. Probably downloaded by bots or something, to boost rankings. Plants and trees are the common offenders, and they contain adverts or links to paid stores.

Could Popularity be filtered according to the Industry that we are in (you know, the one that sketchup asks us when we download a new version)? Is that data saved to our account?
So I’m in Architecture and i want to mostly see models downloaded often by architects.

pretty sure it’s just a statistics question

Works brilliantly. The reference image option is a game changer. I love it. Now for dark mode option for the. Sketchup UI :slight_smile:

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Well that was a little bit of an exaggeration on my part for effect :slight_smile: … but the real issue is the default search includes the entire description contents… when it should be just the title… to toggle the title only search you have to go into the filters section and then scroll down to the bottom to find the "titles Only " filter… This should be the default search criteria… along with Models … not products

and preferably the filters and sorting options could be more obvious and readily accessible

Nevertheless… I like the new UI, just searching is still hit and miss!

I still think a star rating for models would be worthwhile… maybe only only that privilege granted to top forum contributors…?

It’s true that I can’t even imagine who is making these changes. I have to say it’s really stupid. I can’t believe someone makes these silly things.

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I have the same opinion as you. The team of developers for the new 3Dwarehouse version may not be knowledgeable in the design field. The current version I see looks like a website from 2005. You guys did a terrible job. 3Dwarehouse is where we mainly look for models, material samples or sales products are not nearly what people look for the most. I think Pinterest does a great job of finding related images together. Then I hope 3Dwarehouse can do the same. Let’s take the models as the most interesting thing.

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The new design and options have some cool new improvements and some drawbacks. It’s a shame we could not have only gotten the improvements. The missing relevant models and the search including the entire description by default make the results sometimes widely varied and not helpful. But many search operations suffer from some form of this. The search filters would be better if I could lock them on as always available on screen left, instead of having to pull them back up for every new search. And the smallest file size I can filter for now is 5mb? that’s way to big I need smaller size filtering., how about a progressive scale 1mb, 2mb, 5mb 10,mb 25,mb or 50mb? Seriously either I’m about to use 500 of these things (plants, bolts, rivets, scaffold frames) and then I need it to be under 1mb, or its a hero focus unique piece and then I don’t care how big it is. I’m rarely saying well… 30mb is ok but 40mb is too big.

My biggest complaint is a very old and persistent one. Still, the window closes automatically whenever I download anything. WHY WHY WHY? Just leave the 3D warehouse window open, then I can navigate back to the search results and choose different similar models in the same search. As it is every time one downloads a model, the entire search history is lost, you have to start the search all over again. This is so time consuming and un-necessary, just leave the window open! I will close the window myself when I’m through using it.

As an example the Extension Warehouse does not do this annoying thing, open the EX warehouse, make a search, choose one of the results of the search and install it… the window is still open, the search result is still listed there with it’s history, one click back takes you to the original search results. Please make the 3D warehouse do this too. It’s been years.


Yes, I thought I saw someone addressing that :sweat_smile:

I’m guessing I understand that you thought the heuristic search model for “relevance” maybe needed / needs some work.

While we’re at it with making changes and fixes, a few more UI suggestions: reinstate the search bar (input field) at the bottom of the page, so as to not add needless scrolling. Others have already commented on this. I also agree that a default setting to search under models rather than products could be helpful (:

Other suggestion: when adding an item to a collection, combine “add to collection” and “create new collection” into one click called “add to collection”, and then move the “create new collection” button to be at the bottom of the list of your collections which pop up. More streamlined.

Hope that’s useful.

Either way, it’s so nice to see our issues actually being acted on by the team!

The current version I see looks like a website from 2005.

Erm, wut?

Here is an actual website from 2005 :joy:


Well, one is using 2021 but not the lastest update I think, so no 3DW, I had to send him to his browser.
By chance, he was the one not speaking english. chrome translated everything (sort of) for him.

Couple observations :

  • When you go to a product page, you don’t see the amount of downloads. Considering it’s sorted by popularity (=downloads) by default, it’s weird. ok, not really vital, but removing this number removes the logic behind popularity.

  • Layers. The page of any 3DW model still mention layers. or calques in french. a relic of the pre-covid eras.

  • the lack of distinction between verified and normal users. It used to be a √ next to companies name, telling you if you saw a product or a model. some companies have people’s name or weird acronyms, some people have company names (I’m AtelierNab, part of the problem)

also I agree with @endlessfix :

  • 5mb is a huge threshold. 1mb would be a better minimum I think, I see so many things at 3-4 that I wouldn’t use

  • the closing thing. I understand why it closes, so you can place the component. But maybe a third option beyond placing it and saving as ? something like “add to library” that would download it and add it to the component panel behind the scenes, allowing you to keep browsing ?

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