This feature is only available in Designer and Business accounts.

The ShapeDiver platform supports creating and/or joining an organization. Organizations make it easy to share models securely and privately with your team. Team leads and managers can also give different roles to the members of the team depending on their needs.

Creating an organization

Any user with a subscription eligible for the Organization feature is able to create an organization at any time. In order to create an organization, got to the “Organization” subsection of the “Settings” section in your dashboard:

Click on “Create an organization”, where you will be asked for the following details:

  • Organization name (required)

  • Organization visibility: one of “Closed” or “Public”.

See below for more information about the organization visibility.

Joining an organization

If you have been invited to join an organization, also reach the “Organization” subsection of the “Settings” section. You will have the option to either accept the invitation or deny it.

While an invitation is pending, it is not possible to create your own organization. You need to decline the invitation before you can create your own.


Once you are part of an organization, the “Organization” subsection displays a range of information about the organization, its setup on ShapeDiver and a list of the organization members. Depending on your role in the organization, some or all of these settings might be disabled and only available for information purposes. The following settings are available.

General information

  • Logo (optional)

  • Website (optional)

  • Description (optional)

  • Slug (required): the last part of the url on the ShapeDiver platform for the page of your organization . This URL might only be accessible to members of your organization (closed visibility) or to anyone (public visibility). Coming soon.

Visibility and sharing

  • Visibility:

Closed organizations can not be found by any ShapeDiver user outside of the members of said organization. Members of the organization as well as the models they upload can also not become visible outside of the team.

Public organizations let organization members have public profiles that external users can share models with. Members can also make their own models public.

  • Sharing:

If sharing with other ShapeDiver users is enabled, the members of the organization will be able to share access to their models with user within and outside of the organization. If sharing is disabled, only collaboration with the members of the organization is possible, via the organization visibility for models.

  • Link sharing:

If link sharing is enabled, members of the organization are able to generate sharing links for their models that anyone can open, while keeping their models private or with the organization visibility. Read more about link sharing.

  • Email exposure:

If this setting is enabled, members of the organization have the option to show their email address on their profile page.


This table shows the list of members of the organization, as well as their role, which gives them different levels of permissions. The current available roles are the following:

  • User:

Users of an organization can upload, edit and delete their own models. Depending on the organization settings defined above by Administrators and Owners, they can potentially change the visibility of their own models, share them with other users and create shareable links for their private models. Users can also view all models inside their own organization as long as they have the “Organization” visibility.

  • Manager:

Managers of an organization are granted all the permissions regular Users have. Additionally, they can view and edit all models within the organization, including private models by other members. These models can be accessed in the “Organization” section of the Library, where managers are able to see private models on top of the modesl with organization visibility.

  • Administrator:

Administrators are granted all the permissions that managers have. Additionally, they are able to update the organization settings defined in the previous section of this article. Administrators can also define embedding domains for all models in the organization. Finally, they can also invite new users and assign roles to all other users in the organization.

  • Owner:

By default, this is the role assigned to the person who created the organization. Owners have the highest level of permissions in the organization. They are granted the same permissions that administrators have. Additionally, they have access to the account management portal where they can review the current subscription used in the organization, upgrade or downgrade it and purchase add-ons. Their email is linked with the billing system.


Click on “Send invitation” to invite new users to your organization. At the moment, it is only possible to invite existing ShapeDiver users by searching for them in the invitation dialog.

Once an invitation is sent, the target user will be notified and can either accept or deny the invitation. After an invitation is accepted, they will appear in the members list. By default, the invited user will have the “User” role, but this can be modified from the members table.