we were trying to find one Dal Mill Storage Shed, CAD file form the grabcad site.

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If Possible i like to understand can we use the shared cad file of the grabcad site for commercial usage.

I have seen this post about the grabcad shared file licence, but I don't understand finally is it secure to use the shared files form grabcad for commercial project. if not, I like to know, How much change (percentage) on one cad files is necessary for removing the copyright of one close licence CAD file?

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The Terms are pretty clear on the website: https://grabcad.com/terms

6.2. each user of the Site a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully-paid, perpetual, irrevocable, non-sublicensable, non-assignable, and non-transferable license to use, reproduce, copy, modify, adapt, arrange, translate, and create derivative works of such User Submissions for such user's own benefit and non-commercial, internal use (the "Cross License")

The license you get from downloading anything from GrabCAD is strictly non-commercial. This includes derivative works - there is no threshold above which you can 'remove the copyright'.

If you wish to use a model for a commercial project, you must contact the original author directly (https://grabcad.com/home/inbox/new?to=zulfiqar.islam-1 for the image highlighted in your post) and agree this with them.


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