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Frequently Asked Questions


e-CollabCAD/ CollabCAD Web is a product for visualization and sharing of 3D design data of CollabCAD and open 3D CAD data file formats(STL/OBJ/JSON/PLY/WRL/DAE/VRML/GLTF/MUZ). No software or plugin required to visualize 3D models in the browser.

e-CollabCAD is an application for visualizing 3D Models using Web Browser. It supports different 3D open data formats like STL/OBJ/JSON/PLY/WRL/DAE/VRML/GLTF/MUZ. No separate software is required to view these models in e-CollabCAD Viewer. Only a WebGL enabled browser is required to render 3D Models.

It has taken care of different security parameters to keep the account data secure and private.

Different functionalities of e-CollabCAD can be used to access CAD data anytime, anywhere and on any device.

e-CollabCAD user can upload 3D data of CollabCAD parts using JSON format and other industry open formats like STL/OBJ/JSON/PLY/WRL/DAE/VRML/GLTF/MUZ for sharing and visualization on a web browser.
With the help of WebGL based e-CollabCAD 3D viewer user can visualize in real time the 3D models in their browser. NO separate software or plugins is required to view these models.

e-CollabCAD viewer works on all browsers that supports WebGL. 3D models are rendered with the help of WebGL and HTML5 .

A WebGL enabled browser can display 3D content. All modern browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Internet Explorer 11 support WebGL.

You can check if your browser is WebGL compatible by clicking on browser compliance link on the home page of e-CollabCAD. Check here

WebGL support is required to display 3D content in real-time browser. Almost all major desktop browsers are WebGL Compliant to some extent . However, the level of support and the expected performance varies between different browsers. In modern browsers like Google Chrome 56 and higher , Mozilla Firefox 51 and higher , Safari 8 and higher, MS Edge 14, Internet Explorer 11 , WebGL is enabled by default.

You can check if your browser is WebGL compatible by clicking on browser compliance link on the home page of e-CollabCAD.Check here

Also you can find out the steps for enable/disable WebGL in your browser.
You can check if your browser is compatible with WebGL or not on http://get.webgl.org/

e-CollabCAD is supported by all modern desktop web browsers across Windows, Mac, Linux. Official WebGL supported browsers are Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and IE 11.

Models can be accessed or uploaded through web browser via mobiles, iOS or Android devices . One can easily view its uploaded 3D data files and can render their 3D models on the browser.

e-CollabCAD gives the flexibility to access CAD data anytime, anywhere on any device.

User are allocated 1 GB Space. Maximum file size is restricted to 20 MB.

Yes, e-CollabCAD can be used to upload and share files in 3D open data format.

Currently e-CollabCAD provides support for STL/OBJ/JSON/PLY/WRL/DAE/VRML/GLTF/MUZ file formats. User can share their innovative designs in public domain.

It is 3D part design data modeled in CollabCAD desktop software.

e-CollabCAD supports the most popular 3D open data file formats like STL/OBJ/JSON/PLY/WRL/DAE/VRML/GLTF/MUZ etc.

e-CollabCAD can reads these files and can render corresponding 3D Object to the browser.

e-CollabCAD supports open formats like STL (binary and ASCII) , OBJ ( without MTL), PLY, WRL, DAE, VRML, GLTF, MUZ, JSON that is available for export in CollabCAD desktop application for loading into the 3D online viewer on a web browser.

A registered user with an e-CollabCAD account could upload any number of files but one file at a time with a maximum size of 20 MB each . Each user has a storage limit of 1 GB.

Input files are stored as long as it is not deleted by the user. These files are deleted only when user account is deleted or user explicitly deletes these files.

Yes, your data is safe with e-CollabCAD .Without your permission, your data is neither shared with anyone nor provided access for it to anybody.

e-CollabCAD is a cloud service so, a secure internet connection and web browser is required. Your device will need a internet to upload files from your device.

e-CollabCAD offers account creation to easily upload/view/share 3D models. User simply need to select share option for sharing their models with others.

e-CollabCAD supports open formats like STL (binary and ASCII) , OBJ ( without MTL), PLY, WRL, DAE, VRML, GLTF, MUZ and JSON that is available for export in CollabCAD desktop application for loading into the 3D online viewer on a web browser.

Once file is uploaded to the e-CollabCAD portal , it can be easily shared with other users.

One can freely modify the material color in viewer as per your requirements.
Pre-defined zebramap stripes based texture mapping on primitive geometry is allowed. Moreover, material and texture can also be modify for selected geometries.

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