I want to contribute a plugin to improve SelfCAD’s functionality. Does SelfCAD support plugins?
Yes, but this feature has not been released yet. The public plugins API, and related documentation, is planned and we will make a special announcement about this soon. Stay tuned!
What is the difference between SelfCAD and many other modeling software?
Besides SelfCAD being the professional easy to learn and use 3D modeling tool, it’s also the only program that has incorporated all features under a single system. That is, from technical and artistic to 3D printing. The users can model, sculpt, and slice without the need for additional software.
We have also integrated MyMinifactory so users have access to a database of ready to print models that they can import and modify easily without the need to leave the software.
Is it possible to load SelfCAD into a computer that is currently offline?
You do need an internet connection to load the SelfCAD.com online App but once it's loaded you can continue working offline.
SelfCAD is browser-based and only uses the cloud as a backup for your files and objects and to share your projects on all your devices but It can work perfectly fine offline, once it's loaded. You will just need to keep your browser open and to avoid the risk of losing your objects, you will need to periodically export the STL files to your local computer.
Will SelfCAD support plugins in the future?
Yes. Plugin support is in the plan for future enhancements. In fact, our developers designed SelfCAD with this functionality in mind from the outset. We will post an update regarding the support of plugins on our blog soon.
Can I download the video tutorials?
Please do not download our video tutorials.
Can I test SelfCAD with a free plan and try exporting files before I commit and subscribe for a free plan?
You can export your objects to MyMiniFactory and download them from there.
How can I get my School registered to SelfCAD?
You can reach us through email@example.com with the details of your school and we will be able to help you with registering your school.
Does SelfCAD have a vertices/edges/faces selection tool?
Yes. See ‘Region Selection’ and click on the selection modes option.
Where can I go for more information and updates?
Check our blog regularly for more information and updates.
I saw a cool math function that generates impressive shapes and objects. Can I use this function in SelfCAD?
Once we allow the use of plugins, these types of functions will become available. If you have any cool ideas for SelfCAD, please send us your suggestions directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. We might even create the first plugin based on your recommendation!
What file formats can I export or import to SelfCAD?
SelfCAD supports all the common 3D file formats used today. You can import a 3D file in any of the following formats:
- 3D, 3DS, 3MF, AC, AC3D, ACC, AMJ, ASE, ASK, B3D, BLEND (Blender), BVH, COB, CMS, DAE/Collada, DXF, ENFF, FBX, glTF 1.0 + GLB, glTF 2.0, HMB, IFC-STEP, IRR / IRRMESH, LWO, LWS, LXO, MD2, MD3, MD5, MDC, MDL, MESH / MESH.XML, MOT, MS3D, NDO, NFF, OBJ, OFF, OGEX, PLY, PMX, PRJ Q3O, Q3S, RAW, SCN, SIB, SMD, STL, STP, TER, UC, VTA, X, X3D, XGL, ZGL, SVG
Or export in any of the following:
- DAE, X, OBJ, OBJ (without material object), STL, STL (binary), PLY, PLY (binary), 3DS, GLTF, GLB (binary), GLTF V.2, GLB V.2 (binary), X3D, FBX, FBX (binary), PNG.