The mobile version of the back end has been improved, the layout of horizontal tables has been changed to vertical lists, a menu button has been added. Access to the mobile version: go to digifabster.com from your mobile phone, enter back office as usual. Navigation: menu button in top left corner will call out the usual tabs on the left side of the screen.
Mobile version of back office improved.
Demo video for End Users
To improve visitor-to-lead conversion we added a small demo video in the bottom left corner of the widget.
Color picker for FDM and other processes
On the Execution (FDM) or Post Production (other processes) tab of your material you can now choose the colors you're offering. Add a color, click the little round window and either choose from a color scale or enter directly in hex, RGB or HSL. Tip: RGB values can be easily found in programs like Paint. Details here
The batch discount is meant for small series production, i.e. multiple identical copies of one model. Like with the order discount, you can set several levels of discounts, depending on the number of identical copies ordered.
With the order discount you can set several levels of discounts, depending on the size of the order, let's say somebody orders for 500$, he gets 10%, somebody else orders for 1000$, he gets 20%, etcetera.
For those cases when you have discount agreements with certain of your end users: go here and add the emails of those users, plus the discount percentage. You can have several instances of this type of discount, all with their own end users and discount percentage.
Material Selection Guide added.
We added a Material Selection Guide to help end-users choose the right material for their application, details here.
New fille format accepted: zip with obj, mtl, jpg.
For those who print full color: End users can now upload zip files with .obj+.mtl+.jpg.
Discount: Logarithmic price increase.
On the first page of the Material (not Printer!) Setup, in the field called "Power", you can enter an exponent smaller than 1 (we recommend something from 0.99 to 0.9) which will create a logarithmic price curve: The bigger the model, the cheaper each cubic centimeter becomes. Please experiment before trying online.
Discounts through promo codes.
On the Discounts page you can now set up discount via promo codes. More discount types soon to follow.
Combined query for models, orders, clients.
On the "Models" page a new "Full Report" button has been installed. By applying the available filters on this page and clicking "Full Report" you can export connected data on uploaded models, orders, and clients in .csv format. By importing the .csv into a spreadsheet and applying its analysis tools you can it use to quickly establish, for example, your conversion rate, your best and worst clients, etc. More details in Help.
Mark end user as unwelcome
Feature on the "Client" page of back end: Should you decide that an end user makes too many uploads without following up with orders, you can deny him access to the widget, at least for his current email/password combination.
Filters added in back end.
Filter on date or period in Orders and Models.
Hong Kong dollar added.
Shipping costs in end-user invoices
For a short period end user invoices in *.pdf format did not show shipping costs. That's been fixed now.
Extensive help files
We have added a new help archive which will be updated as questions come in or are discussed internally. Help is accesible from the back end left side bar, under "personal info", and searchable by theme or by free text search.
NEW MATERIAL SETTINGS
We are delivering to our new and improved Material Settings — the most tremendous update yet!
In essence, there are 4 key highlights that ought to grab your attention:
setting up your printers is a breeze, all you need to know is the name of your printer and select it from our database of 100+ most popular printers out there;
the same goes for your materials, just tap into the database of 150+ pre-set materials and rest assured your customer will be pleased to find their detailed technical information (link to Manufacturer's data sheet);
all reasonably imaginable price-influencing parameters and post-production options are in place, and your customer gets the desired transparency and consistency;
switch back and forth between Basic and Advanced settings to cater accurately to the demands of your customer base.
NEW LANGUAGE SUPPORT: CZECH
We're supporting 9 languages starting now, including czech, germany, spanish and more.
PER PART FEE
Added minimum model price option (aka 'per-part-fee') and option of 'rounding up' order amount to that of minimum order size.
Launch an affiliate program https://digifabster.com/pages/affiliate/
SORTING IN MANAGEMENT CONSOLE
Added sophisticated sorting and filtering of records in Management Console.
INCREASED MAXIMUM NUMBER OF MODELS
Increased maximum number of models for simultaneous upload (from 10 to 30).
CUSTOMIZED EMAIL ADDRESS
When taking out either the Basic or Premium plans, you can now have your automatically generated emails sent from your own email address instead of the firstname.lastname@example.org
BILLING AND DELIVERY
Especially for our B2B customers: when ordering, your clients can indicate both the delivery and billing address for their order. Together with the customizable invoice templates, this makes for automatically generated correct tax invoices.
Especially for our B2B customers: Invoice templates can now be customized to be in line with your local tax laws. It is now possible to use two company addresses, the first legal, the second physical.
Another technology was updated: Selective Laser Melting (SLM). Knowing your nominal melt and growth rate, you can now calculate cost based on, among others, printing time.
SENSIBLE FILE NAMES
Model files, archived on our servers, now get a relevant file name, similar to the original file name.
FDM: FILLING CALCULATION
We installed a fast and effective method for calculating filling costs for FDM.
We made it possible to export order-, and customer related data from the DigiFabster back-office, e.g. for import into bookkeeping programs. Premium customers can have custom queries and reports prepared, in CSV, XML or JSON for seamless import into other programs.
SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING
The nylon materials, used for SLS, are now fully supported and programmable with relevant pricing parameters, such as volume, surface, height, etc.
WALL THICKNESS CHECK
The end user would get notified and warned when uploading a model with wall thickness less than predetermined by you.
Without potentially disruptive leaving the widget, the end user can communicate with you by writing a note and/or attaching a file that you would then see together with his uploaded model(-s).
You can download and process the multiple files, which were uploaded by end user, in one go, and get to start printing them faster and in the preferred order.
CLIENT DATA MANAGEMENT
All information on buying customers and leads can be viewed in one place, and conveniently filtered/ranked by a variety of useful parameters (date, amount, name, email, etc.)
END USER AUTHENTICATION
To prevent anonymous ‘overcrowding’ of your website and widget, as well as to provide you with possibility to effectively follow up on the leads, all wishing to upload a 3D model on your website have to provide basic registration information about themselves.
3D PREVIEW ENGINE
State of the art deployment, with handy features of ‘rotation’, ‘zoom’, and ‘pan’, for ultimate visualization before placing the order
FLEXIBLE PRICING PARAMETERS
The important and often utilized pricing levers, "start-up costs" and "minimum order amount”, are granulated for more accurate steering from the Admin Portal.
This popular, and often demanded, payment method was added as an option for your end user’s convenience.
MATERIAL RANKING MANAGEMENT
The order in which your materials are shown on the widget can now simply be adjusted by you from the Admin Portal.
INCREASED FILE SIZE ALLOWANCE
Your end user can upload 3D files up to 100Mb in size which successfully removes many limitations to obtaining real time instant quotation.
Up to 10 3D models can be simultaneously uploaded on the widget, for the convenience of both parties.
MANUAL CHECK OPTION
The end user, when the uploaded model could not be successfully repaired, has an option to send it to you for manual review without leaving your site or the widget.
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