OPEN Source

Have fun, create & share.

Purpose

The reason why we are open source

Straight from the start we wanted to make our benchtable open. By that we mean open for PC enthusiasts to modify and build upon. This allows owners and creatives to unleash the most amazing ideas they have, and then feed them back to the community, thus creating an endless cycle of improvement. And so we did.

On this page you will find licensing information of the source files, download options and the latest projects shared by community members. These files should serve as non-restrictive guidelines to your creativity. We look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Have fun, create and share.

The Open Benchtable Team.

License

What you are allowed to do

All source files from the Open Benchtable are shared with the community under the Creative Commons -Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license. In simple terms, this means :

You are free to:

  • Adapt — Remix, transform, and build upon the source files.

Important: The Open Benchtable team cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the following license terms.

Under the following terms:

  • Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if and what changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
  • NonCommercial — You may not use the source files (original or modified) for commercial purposes.
  • ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
    • Note: you are allowed to make accessories to the table design and make commercial use of these accessories only. You are not allowed to bundle these with a table.

You may refer to the following page for a full description of what this license entails – and it’s complete legal language.

Usage

Various colors and flavors

The source files of the Open Benchtable come under various formats. They are basically all identical tables but usable and inspected to ensure the files work in several of the most common CAD software at this time.

We provide files in the following formats:

  • .stp (STEP) These are basically our originals.
  • .x_t (PARASOLID) Native format for NX, SolidWorks and a number of other programs.
    • You can open a .x_t file in SolidWorks for example without translating the data and save changes as .sldprt
  • .skp (SKETCHUP) This is to make it easily editable in the best free CAD software you can find.

The files are provided ‘as is’, without any guarantee of support from us. Nevertheless, if you encounter issues or have any questions, you may be able to find some help on our forums.

Download

Register as a creator and get started

In order to keep in touch with our community of Open Benchtable creators, we require your to register via the form below to download the files. You will receive the download link by email, as well as limited emails to keep in touch about future Open Benchtable creative news.

By submitting information through the form above, you are agreeing to the Open Benchtable source file license terms.

Projects by the Community

These are projects submitted by the Open Benchtable community members. From modified versions of the Open Benchtable, to accessories tailor made to extend the functionality of the table – all ideas are welcome!