FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Questions about Using for Free (click here)
  • Questions about Save and Unlock (click here)
  • Questions about Classroom Options (click here)
  • Questions about Teaching and Curriculum (click here)
  • Questions about Other stuff (click here)

  • Using for Free

    Q: Can I try it for free?

    A: Yes, go for it, it is free to download and evaluate

    Q: Can I use it for free?

    A: Yes, you can use it for free... but the SAVE and UNDO features are locked

    Q: May I use it to teach my classroom of students for free?

    A: Yes, but to get the most benefit you will want to be able to SAVE

    Q: Can I unlock the SAVE and UNDO?

    A: Yes, you need to purchase a 3D membership for 3, 6 or 12 months (starting from only 12 USD per seat)


    Save and Unlock

    Q: How do I SAVE?

    A: Purchase a 3D membership for 3, 6 or 12 months

    Q: What do I get as a member?

    A: You can SAVE, you can teach, and we provide you with professional support and service

    Q: Can I still OPEN my 3D models if my membership expires?

    A: Yes, you can always open 3D models

    Q: What if I purchase Texture and Lighting?

    A: You score access to both it, and Geometry Pack, for your purposes

    Q: Can my students use the software at home (i.e: homework)?

    A: Yes, but they will need a membership for their home computer


    Classroom Options

    Q: Can I use this in a Classroom or Computer Lab'?

    A: Yes, it is designed for exactly that

    Q: Can the software be used from a flash drive / memory stick?

    A: Yes, no problem

    Q: Can I install on a shared / network drive?

    A: Yes, you can install it on a network drive

    Q: Can I run the software from the shared / network drive?

    A: Yes, you can run the software from a network drive from any connected computer in the lab' (therefore, you do not need to install it on every computer in your lab')

    Q: Do I need to unlock each computer in the lab'?

    A: No, a License Server can allow "x" number of floating licenses

    Q: Can I set it up for multiple users?

    A: Yes, each student can SAVE to their own Tutorials folder

    Q: How do I set it up for multiple users?

    A: There are 2 ways you can do this

    The first option is:

  • In the install folder (default is C:\Program Files\3D Model Builder\Geometry Pack) create a new folder called "Users"
  • In the "Users" folder, create a new folder for every student name, for example "Sam Smith" and "Joe Johnson"
  • In our example, we now have: "C:\Program Files\3D Model Builder\Geometry Pack\Users\Sam Smith" and "C:\Program Files\3D Model Builder\Geometry Pack\Users\Joe Johnson"
  • Next time you start the software you will be shown a list with "Sam Smith" and "Joe Johnson"
  • The second option allows you to specify your own target folder for each student:

  • In the install folder (default is C:\Program Files\3D Model Builder\Geometry Pack) create a new text file called "Users.txt"
  • In the "Users.txt" file, add the student name and folder separated by a comma, one on each line
  • For example, add "Sam Smith, C:\Students\Sam Smith" on the first line then add "Joe Johnson, C:\Students\Joe Johnson" on another line
  • Next time you start the software you will be shown a list with "Sam Smith" and "Joe Johnson"
  • If you require other options contact us here and we will sort you out


    Teaching and Curriculum

    Q: Do I need 3D skills to teach this content?

    A: No, the Video "how to" and tutorials teach all of the basics and answer most questions

    Q: What age groups are suitable?

    A: This content is suitable for Primary, Secondary, College and University levels

    Q: Are there any pre-requisite skills necessary to learn?

    A: No, start with Geometry Pack and go from there...

    Q: Where can I find some Learning Materials?

    A: Learning Materials are found at www.3dgraphics101.com

    Q: Can we get materials more specific to our Curriculum Requirements?

    A: Yes, we propose working together to develop appropriate materials to meet your requirements


    Other Stuff

    Q: I cannot find an answer, can I you ask you directly?

    A: Sure, no problem, contact us here