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Start Here!

Hi there, so you just signed up on Zea. That's awesome! Here are your first steps.

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Step 1: Create an Organization

Anyone can create an account; it's free, and you don't need a credit card.

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Step 2: Create a Workspace

Workspaces are isolated areas of your organization.

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Step 3: Synchronize 3D Models

Install the CAD CLNR, and synchronize your 3D models with Zea.

Important! The CAD CLNR has to be installed on a computer running Windows operating system

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Step 4: Make Your Content Look Amazing

Zea single sources your 3D models across projects, which means you can make global edits to a part's appearance that will update all your projects.

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Step 5: Create Your First Illustration

Start a project in Illustrations Hub, add a 3D model, create views, and publish it online.

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Inviting Users

Manage users and their roles within your organization.

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General Settings

Rename your workspace, change the "up" direction (helpful if all your models are loading sideways), and adjust the tessellation precision.

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Synchronizing 3D Models

Install and configure the CAD CLNR; the desktop application that processes your 3D files locally into an optimized web format and synchronizes with your cloud account in Zea.

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Filter Unwanted CAD Files

If you're synching a large folder, chances are you have some data that you don't want to sync. Use filters to make sure that data doesn't get synchronized to Zea.

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Set the Workspace Default Properties

Apply your brand colors and logo to the workspace. You can also set the default export size for illustrations, and rebuild the system cache.

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Creating and Updating an Illustrations Hub Project

Start a project in Illustrations Hub, add a 3D model, and create views. Secondly, we'll update the 3D models and see how that affects published projects.

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Publishing an Illustrations Hub Project Online

We'll start with publishing a shareable URL and move n to more advanced features, like locking a version and embedding it on a website.

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Setting a Rotate Pivot Point

You tried to rotate a model, but it didn't rotate along the axis you wanted. Create a group starting with the part that represents the pivot axis, like a hinge.

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Using Keyboard Shortcuts and Quick Navigation Tips

Use keyboard shortcuts to quickly switch between features. Double-click to quickly frame the 3D scene or set a focus point.


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