Download a definition explaining all types of file exports for ShapeDiver.
ShapeDiverExportDownload component can be used to export multiple file types straight from the viewer resulting from the Grasshopper algorithm uploaded on ShapeDiver. On the ShapeDiver platform, this translates with a download button in the viewer controls. The button shows the name that was given to the component in Grasshopper, and it cannot be changed again in the Edit mode. The download can also be triggered through the API.
The component has three parameters: the geometry to be exported, the format and the name of the exported file.
This can typically be used to export production files for CNC machining and 3d printing, images and data for printing quotes and order summaries, or even the full 3d geometry created by the definition itself.
Pro and Enterprise Feature
The export tools are only available to users with a Pro or Enterprise account. The export components from the ShapeDiver plugin can be used freely by everyone inside Grasshopper but model checking will prevent Free users to upload models with them. In the case of Pro accounts, the size of exported files is limited to 50 mb. If bigger files are created, the export process will time out and files will not be exported. For Enterprise accounts, the limit is set to 200 mb by default and can be raised for specific applications.
Available export file types
Only static CAD results can be exported from the ShapeDiver viewer. There is no situation where the uploaded Grasshopper definition is exposed to the users or the web browser. It is safely secured on our servers and will never be accessible to anyone.
CAD file types
Text file types
- .G and .GCODE (for G-code export)
Image file types
It is your responsibility to export data that is compatible with the chosen export file type. In some cases, the plugin will try to convert the data and ignore the unusable, but the operation doesn't always produce the desired results.