If you haven’t already noticed, Solid Shack and www.SolidShack.com have undergone some significant website modifications. Solid Shack should now have a better interface and fewer glitches than before. The website template has been replaced with a new one because the code was obsolete and was restricting further improvements. We here at the Solid Shack hope you like the new modifications and also the new models added to the database. I have recently been working hard to release many free new modes for our users. Since the website is starting to take off more, I am working hard are creating new models and attempting to recruit more people to create 3d models so expanding the database becomes a little easier. If you are interested in helping please let me know!
Most of my models are created in Solidworks, however Solid Shack is working on getting free 3d models for people who use other 3D software. Solidworks is a 3d mechanical solid modeling software program, but artistic modeling softwares are good too. Here is a list of some of the software that could be useful: Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, ProEngineer, 3D Studio Max, Maya, Blender, Google Sketch-up, and others. Help is always appreciated. 😛
Old versions of software is acceptable too as long as they can be opened with modern 3D modeling software. This is the reason for multiple file formats, so many people can open the documents easily. But if you have a collection of models that you don’t mind sharing then definitely leave me a message.
I am trying to ultimately develop www.SolidShack.com into a collaborative community. Sharing models is the only way to make this work. It seems like so many of the other sites out there are just trying to sell cheap models for way too much money, and as a result, I doubt many people buy them anyway. Here at Solid Shack, our principle’s are a little different. We believe that providing stuff for free over the internet is really the only way to do business online. The website revenue is only advertisement based. This ad based business model has been repeatedly proven over the last several years with many online websites. So, in summary, we here at Solid Shack want to help you out by providing you with free 3D models that you can use whenever or wherever you wish. I hope you enjoy using the site, and if you like it, the best thing you could do is tell others about it. Thanks!
Remember, feedback is important! As of right now I don’t have a very good grasp as to what kind of models people want, so I am only guessing. I am just creating models of things that I think people might want. If you need more models for something, please leave me a message! 🙂