Welcome to ShareAEC


What is ShareAEC.com?

ShareAEC is a web portal for architecture, engineering and construction professionals, designed to allow them to share architectural designs and 3D models with fellow professionals. Our popular AECCafe.com website, and its AECWeekly newsletter, has built a loyal readership of AEC professionals with its coverage of timely news and industry trends. Now ShareAEC spins off that success by offering a visual opportunity for architects, designers and students to share their work and get valuable feedback, comments and ratings from their professional community.

Architects, engineers and constructors are finding a greater and greater need to present their designs to clients, planning commissions and other stakeholders in the conceptual and building processes in creative, innovative ways. Tools that enable accurate visual and virtual representations of structures and their geographical settings have become an integral part of the AEC professional’s toolbox. Some CAD software packages now include tools harvested from the entertainment industry, in an ever-broadening attempt to capture the intent of a structural design and the ambience of its interior. Today, the choices available to AEC professionals are widening so that designers can present their designs as photorealistic renderings, watercolor-like sketches, full animations or short films.Submissions can be sent in various formats. These can include animations, videos, 2D or 3D models or files, building information models (usually in part), stills, information about materials, textures, landscapes, different types of windows and doors, and other pertinent information to the AEC professional.

Why should I join ShareAEC.com?

    Here are 10 reasons why the ShareAEC community is the right place for you and your work.
  1. Showcase your work on a sleek (and continually improving) community site.
  2. Easily upload your art, video, and files.
  3. Reach an audience of hundreds of thousands of visitors. ShareAEC is the fastest growing digital community on the web.
  4. Get valuable feedback, comments, and ratings from a community of architects and designers to help you improve.
  5. Leave your comments and ratings to help your fellow architects and designers improve and participate in the site’s lively community-based forum.
  6. Everything on the site is 100% free to download, drawing a large audience and giving your work the exposure it deserves.
  7. Visitors can find your work fast and you can quickly find exactly what you are looking for. The thousands of items on ShareAEC are easily searchable by category, tool, or format.
  8. Share your architectural movies and video tutorials and we convert them into Flash video so you can embed your work anywhere across the web.
  9. Find a job using ShareAEC’s extensive job matching service.
  10. Your own personalized portfolio. Place your best works — whether they are renderings, 3dmodels, or movies — into a Flash application that really showcases your work, that is easy to maintain, and that you that can embed anywhere on the web.

Does ShareAEC cost anything?

No. It is absolutely free to use, get an account and upload.

How come X user has so many hits and I don’t?

So far, the most succesful users have been their own advertisers. They have uploaded their content to our site and linked to it from other popular sites and forums.

Important considerations when uploading your 3D model

How do I generate the most views with my ShareAEC uploads?

Here are some tips that seem to help our most succesful uploaders:

  • Link to your uploads from other websites, blogs, forums, your website, or wherever.
  • Make them great. The highest rated uploads get the most views.
  • Upload quality material that lots of people want.
  • Don’t upload minor variations on a theme - low quality uploads clog the system, don’t result in pageviews for you, and may be rejected by ShareAEC Admin.
  • Write clear descriptions, incorporating all keywords associated with your upload that someone might search for.
  • Categorize correctly. Do not post material in more than one category.
  • Don’t post something that is inappropriate, infringes copyright, or is spam. This could lead to a suspension of your account.

How do I report a bug or make suggestions?

Thanks for asking — we value our users feedback and opinions. Click here to report bugs or make suggestions.

Usage Rights Defined:

  • All rights reserved: You may only use this work or file for evaluation purposes. It is present on the website for display purposes only. If you wish to gain rights to the file, you must make an effort to contact the uploader and ask for specific permission.
  • Non-commercial use only: The displayed work or file cannot be used or modified and then used as a part of any venture or production that has the purpose of making a profit. It is likely the uploader intended the work or file to be used for educational or hobby-related uses only.
  • Limited use with credits: You may use this work or file in any way as long as you credit the original author of the work or file. This means that if the work is used in a film or movie, it should be credited along with the other accredited parties. If it is used in a final work of art, the author of the work or file needs to be credited in a way so that any person viewing the artwork would also naturally see the credits. In all other cases, use common sense and your best efforts to credit the author. If you do not know the actual name of the author, you may use their ShareAEC username.
  • Unrestricted use: You may use the work or file for any purpose. You are not required to credit the author, although doing so would still likely be appreciated.

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