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www.archi-pedia.com - Gallery of 3D objects direct from the manufacturer, works with Vectorworks file extensions.

Updated daily.

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This place is a waste of time...don't bother checking it out!

Nothing there worth while, they are just trying to sell a handful of 3D objects.

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Waste of time you say...not a very condusive post. You could have said, wish there was more, but I guess it's always best to criticize a work in progress. I appreciate you taking the time to visit it nonetheless.

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I have to say Superfinicky that I'm with gmm18.

I'm not interested in registering my details before I see what you're offering, and small white text on a black background is unpleasant to try to read. Too much text, too many rules, not enough eye candy.

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Hi guys, I appreciate the feedback. The sites you mention have generic goods. Archipedia has a collection of complex pieces. I can't insist that you register however, if you don't you won't see what it's about! Check out the galleries, and if you want to use it after, re-register with your real details. Archipedia is geared towards architects and designers who work direct with the manufacturer. It's a niche market, not mainstream, geared towards the higher end. The best galleries are Decorative hardware & Ironwork. There are a few lighting fixtures too. I agree that there are many other sites with enormous amounts of objects, but you won't find a collection of pieces of this nature anywhere. Again, niche is the key.

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Registration to download is acceptable. Registration to view is not.

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I'll see what I can do to change this. Once again, I appreciate your feedback. Will let everyone know if this can be changed.

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Then again, you need to register for all forums online

Really? You need to register to view all online forums?

Maybe I'm on a different internet, 'cuz I regularly hit about two dozen different forums, and ain't none of them require me to register to view them: to post or download, yes; but not to view.

The only sites I've heard of that require someone to register before viewing the content are pR0n sites.

...so what's the big deal?

You mean OTHER than the fact that you're "sharing" (selling) user information?

TERMS OF SERVICE

... Vendor?s on this site are notified of downloaded content for their marketing and follow up. ...

PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy for our users is a high priority at Archipedia and 3D-Pedia. Thus we do not share any personal information obtained online without permission from the submitting user, and we never will, with the exception of communication of the disclosure of the company name to Vendor?s who?s objects have been downloaded.

The sole purpose is to aid Vendors in their direct marketing to clients.

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McLaugh, the information is not sold. When you download an object, the manufacturer who owns the rights to the product sees it not your user information or contact details, just your company name. Again, the idea is to provide the architect/design community with real world products (high-end), and the manufacturers are just looking for reassurance that the goods will not be copied. We do live in the information age.

And FYI, I had to register to each and every one of the following sites: vray-materials.de, yahoogroups, renderosity, cadforums.cz to name a few.

McLaugh, when you present a product which belongs to a manufacturer, you have to assure them of their ownership. The site is a bridge between the manufacturing/design worlds.

Try reading the privacy policy which states: "PRIVACY POLICY

Privacy for our users is a high priority at Archipedia and 3D-Pedia. Thus we do not share any personal information

obtained online without permission from the submitting user, and we never will, with the exception of communication of the

disclosure of the company name to Vendor?s who?s objects have been downloaded.

The sole purpose is to aid Vendors in their direct marketing to clients. All information gathered by Archipedia

and 3D-Pedia is used solely for the purpose of enhancing the functionality and level of service we are able to provide

our users.

We do not store credit card information as all credit card payments are executed via Paypal and are

subject to their policy."

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I have to agree with not wanting to register to look. I saw your link when you first posted it and immediately closed the browser because I didn't want to register just to look at it.

Your FYI examples of registering are not valid. All four of your examples I was able to look at the content without registering.

Nothing wrong with registering, but give people an easy way to check out what you have to offer.

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Hi Ray,

Thanks for the feedback. I'll add a free user account which can be used to view. I'll post this as soon as it's available. Once again, thanks!

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The demo accont is up and running. Please sign in at the architect/designer link by using "demo" for both user name and password. I look forward to your thoughts and commentary.

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The "This is a demo account" popup window is a deal killer. Irritation level has gone up tenfold.

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Hi Ray, what do you suggest we do? I mean we have to let the user know it's a demo account. Wouldn't you rather find out that you're using a demo, then finding what you were looking for and then having to learn only then that you were using a demo account? Again, any ideas as to how to better are most welcome and I appreciate your feedback.

Best,

Ori

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Go look at vray-materials.de. I can look at anything I want with a simple note on the page telling me I can't download anything until I log in.

As far as your demo account, I would much rather find out it is a demo account after I find what I want than a pop up with every link.

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