Draft Mode

All models uploaded through the site will be in Draft state, making them invisible to other users. While in Draft, you can edit and re-upload as usual. When you’re satisfied with the result, you can Publish your model, either from the model page or the 3D Settings editor.

Sketchfab 3d model upload draft mode

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Once published, a model cannot go back to Draft.
  • Re-uploading doesn’t change the draft state (published stays published, draft stays draft).
  • By default, models uploaded via the API are published automatically.
  • If an upload fails, you’ll get more info on why it failed.
Don't confuse draft models with private models! Only you can view them - you can't share a link or embed until they’re published. You also cannot view Draft models in VR Mode.

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