Thingiverse Offers Fresh Experience with Latest Site Updates and Under-the-Hood Improvements

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Bennie Sham

October 2, 2023

Over the past year, we’ve been hard at work making improvements to Thingiverse to enhance its features, functions, and usability. We are thrilled to share with you the latest updates and a fresh experience.

Stylish and Consistent Design

One of the most noticeable changes is the updated style to match the rest of the UltiMaker brand, creating a cohesive and visually pleasing experience across all our sites.

Redesigned Thing Details and Make Pages

We revamped the "Thing" and "Make" pages, making them more intuitive and user-friendly. We have exciting plans to expand these changes to the entire site soon.

Redesigned Thing Details and Make Pages

Streamlined STL Downloads

Finding and downloading the STL files you want has become a breeze. With our new carousel feature, you can easily scroll through available STLs and download them with just a click.

Redesigned Thing Details and Make Pages

Effortless Navigation

Long descriptions are no longer a challenge to navigate. You can now jump directly to the headers, ensuring you get to the information you need quickly and efficiently.

Improved Commenting

We've relocated comments to the sidebar, making it easier to engage with other community members.

Redesigned Thing Details and Make Pages

Simplified Collecting and Sharing

Collecting and sharing your favorite Things are now more convenient. We've introduced a dedicated pop-up window to streamline this process.

Redesigned Thing Details and Make Pages

Modular Components

Our site components have been modularized, making them reusable across different pages. This enhancement also improves compatibility with various devices, especially on mobile.

Modernized Codebase

Behind the scenes, we've modernized our codebase, making it easier to maintain and add exciting new features and create a smoother experience.

Additional Updates

Over the past year, we've also implemented several changes to enhance your Thingiverse experience, from the inside out.

  • Improved Search Functionality: Finding what you need is now quicker and more accurate thanks to our improved search function.
  • Customizer Back Online: After some downtime, our customizer tool is back and better than ever, allowing you to personalize your 3D prints.
  • Seamless Login: Say goodbye to login hassles! We've resolved numerous login issues, allowing you to stay logged in with ease.
  • Enhanced Download Analytics: We've boosted our download analytics, providing you with better insights into your downloads.
  • Mobile Optimization: Thingiverse now offers improved support for mobile devices. As a result, we've removed the app from the store to focus on delivering a top-notch mobile web experience.
  • Expanded Moderation Tools: Keeping the Thingiverse community a comfortable and safe place is a top priority. We've expanded our moderation tools, empowering users and moderators to maintain a positive environment.
  • Spam Reduction: We've implemented rigorous measures to reduce spam accounts and maintain the integrity of our community.
  • Updated Information: Outdated lists of available printers, CAD software, file formats, and file requirements have been refreshed to align seamlessly with UltiMaker Cura, ensuring you have access to the latest and most accurate information.
  • Improved Support: We've enhanced our support services and response times to better assist you with any inquiries or issues you may encounter.
  • Changelog: All Thingiverse updates can be tracked on our new changelog page, keeping you informed about the latest updates and improvements.

We are continuously updating Thingiverse to create a more user-friendly, collaborative, and secure hub for 3D printing users.

Thank you for being a part of our community, and we can't wait to see the incredible things you create. Stay tuned for more exciting updates in the future!