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Posted · What does 5 private projects and 20 files per project actually mean?

I just bought an S5 Pro Bundle and while it hasn't arrived yet I am trying to learn as much of the software as I can. My organization will almost certainly buy the upgraded plan but I was a little confused what this "5 private projects" "20 files per project" meant. We currently have a Markforged Printer and the slicer and management software are all one (called Eiger) which has folders and uploaded parts with seemingly no limit. Does this mean to upload a 21st part I would have to delete a previous one out of the digital library? Can it be exported so I could just re-upload it with all the slicer settings still in place later? I am just confused in general about what it actually entails. Thanks

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    Posted · What does 5 private projects and 20 files per project actually mean?

    I think this explains it reasonably well:



    I haven't used the digital library but yes - almost surely if you had 5 private projects in your digital library you would have to delete one project before adding a new one.


    Without the digital library you can still save unlimited project files and put them on your own server or on a USB flash drive or whatever.  Many people don't save their project but I *always* save my project file.  Most people use "profiles" to save their settings but I don't use that - I use project files which save the meshes (STL files) and their positions and scaling and rotations and your printer (machine) settings and which profile you used and your settings overrides and material profiles - all into one project file.  Very useful if I want to print something new with the same or similar settings.


    In Cura, a project file can also have STL/meshes to define special regions of your part such as making denser infill in a certain region.  Or for a 3D region to *not* have support ("don't put support here").  Or for dual color prints you need at least two meshes - one for each color.


    However in the digital library they *might* be talking about projects differently.  I suspect not.  Project files are really just zip files so you can put almost anything in a project file including documentation and photos.  They are just limiting you to 20 files in there total.  I assume.

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    Posted · What does 5 private projects and 20 files per project actually mean?

    Hi @DAYochelson, welcome to the community and congratulations on getting the Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle! When you get your Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle you can redeem access to Ultimaker Essentials. You can find more information about it here.


    "Step 1. Visit our website

    Customers who have recently bought an Ultimaker S5 Pro-bundle, S5, S3 or UM2+Connect - purchased after 20-4-2021 - are entitled to redeem Ultimaker Essentials subscription. 

    To redeem Essentials visit ultimaker.com/activate, scroll down to the step-up table and click on Redeem."


    I suppose you haven't been able to access the Digital Factory just yet. When you do you will see that there are 2 categories for projects; private projects which are not shared with your coworkers, and shared projects which are shared with coworkers. These are not shared projects you own, but owned by your organisation. Max 5. 


    Each project that is stored in the Digital Factory can contain up to 20 files, this can be a variety of files that you find useful to attach to this project. STL, SLDPRT, gif, 3mf etc. 


    When you exceed your allowed number, you are notified via a popup. Your files are never locked, so at that point you can decide to migrate old files or upgrade to Professional. (Which you can try for free for a month if you wish :)) 


    If you want, I can also put you in touch with one of my colleagues to go over the options, advantages and help you onboard. Just to make sure you have a smooth start! Let me know! 🙂


    Hope this helps, let us know if you have any further questions!  

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