Sharing content using QR codes

Sharing content using QR codes

Using QR codes, you can easily print and share “physical” links to SmartShape content such as:

  • a specific 3D model;
  • a specific object;
  • a specific annotation;
  • a specific configuration.

Sharing a 3D model

  • In the SmartShape application, select the 3D model you want to share.
  • Open the “Share” panel.
  • Make sure the model has either a public and/or a private share.
  • Select and copy either the public or private URL (depending on how you want to share your model).
  • Paste the URL in your favorite QR code creation application (such as qr-code-generator.com).

Sharing a specific 3D object

  • In the SmartShape application, select and open the 3D object you want to share.
  • In the “Share” panel, make sure the model has either a public and/or a private share.
  • Select the 3D object you want to share.
  • Open the “Scene” panel and open the attributes of the selected object.
  • Select and copy either the public or private URL of the object (depending on how you want to share your model).
  • Paste the URL in your favorite QR code creation application (such as qr-code-generator.com).

Sharing an annotation

  • In the SmartShape application, select and open the 3D object you want to share.
  • In the “Share” panel, make sure the model has either a public and/or a private share.
  • Open the “Annotations” panel and open the annotation you want to share.
  • Select and copy either the public or private URL of the object (depending on how you want to share your model).
  • Paste the URL in your favorite QR code creation application (such as qr-code-generator.com).

Sharing a configuration

  • In the SmartShape application, select and open the 3D object you want to share.
  • In the “Share” panel, make sure the model has either a public and/or a private share.
  • Open the “Configurations” panel and select the configuration you want to share.
  • Select and copy either the public or private URL of the object (depending on how you want to share your model).
  • Paste the URL in your favorite QR code creation application (such as qr-code-generator.com).

Accessing content from a QR code

Content links shared as QR code can easily be opened on any device from any QR code scanning application:

  • Open your favorite QR code scanning application (such as Barcode Scanner on Android).
  • Scan the QR code created using the documentation above then:
    • On Android, choose “Open with SmartShape”.
    • On desktop, open the link directly in your Web browser.

If you’re not already authenticated, you will be asked to sign in.

Then, the content linked in the QR code will directly open on your device.