“The app that changed the iPad story from TOY to TOOL” - architosh.com
“The interaction design of this app is great - your fingers move the workspace, the pencil affects the model. Super intuitive and fast for building really complex models.” - randyubillos, App Store review
“Shapr3D may be the easiest-to-use MCAD program you will ever try.” - engineering.com
“Right when you think everyone gave up on putting parametric 3D CAD software on an iPad, a small, rebellious group of software developers launches an app that puts those large, money-laden software companies to shame. “ - solidsmack.com
WHAT IS SHAPR3D
Shapr3D is the only truly mobile 3D design app. It offers a quick but precise way to create 3D models. World-class Siemens technologies (Parasolid™, D-Cubed™) provide speed and reliability. All running locally on iPad Pro, putting incredible power in your hands.
Perfect for engineers, industrial designers, jewelry makers, architects. Regardless of your level of experience, you will find Shapr3D easy to learn and adapt!
Shapr3D is a freemium app. All modeling tools are included in the free app, pay only when you need to transfer your models to other software.
Shapr3D is compatible with all iPads supporting Apple Pencil: all iPad Pros, iPad 2018, iPad Mini 5, iPad Air 3
BENEFITS OF SHAPR3D
DON’T BE TIED TO YOUR DESKTOP - Iterate designs on the factory floor, in front of clients, or while commuting.
IMPRESS YOUR CLIENTS - Validate designs on the fly and as early as possible
TAKE IT TO ANY CAD - Shapr3D is compatible with all major CAD software.
LET THE PENCIL DO THE WORK - The smart use of Apple Pencil lets you flawlessly create models, adjust features and dimensions.
MANUFACTURE YOUR MODELS - Shapr3D creates manufacture-grade solid geometry. Export your 3D models in STEP, IGES, XT, STL, or OBJ formats.
HOW SHAPR3D WORKS
• SKETCH like you did on paper.
• Add CONSTRAINTS
• BE PRECISE. Your sketches and models will be perfectly measured. We support mm, cm, m, inch, and foot
• Pull for an EXTRUDE or choose from various tools to make 3D from sketches
• Polish up by simply dragging the edges down for a FILLET
• Move your edges for FREEFORM surfaces
• Export your models
* Supported formats: .STL, .STEP, .IGES, .XT, .SHAPR, OBJ
* Use your models instantly in Solidworks, Rhino, Catia,...
NOTE: You need an Apple Pencil to enjoy all the functions (without Apple Pencil it works as a CAD file viewer)
LEARN 3D MODELING
• in-app tutorials for every tool
• In-depth, step-by-step guides in our Manual
• Beginner’s course made by a CAD professor to get you started with modeling in Shapr3D
• Advanced tutorials for inspiration and complex workflows
WHAT IS IN SHAPR3D PRO
• unlimited workspaces
• export to CAD apps: .STL, .STEP, .IGES, .XT, .SHAPR, OBJ
• image import/export
• priority support
LEARN ABOUT SHAPR3D
Subscription information: payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account (Apple ID) Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.
Announcement: In our free version, from 3.13, you will only be able to access 2 designs, the rest will be locked and you will only have access to the two recent designs. Once you go Pro, you will be able to open all your previously locked designs. Additionally, import has become a Pro feature.
- Use coordinate axes for Revolve
- Updated Educational license request flow
- Error messages in file import flow - we will detect and notify you when you try to import a corrupted file into the app
Ratings and Reviews
Stumbled across this application and after reading the description it hinted at a similarity to a highly expensive parametric design software for pc known as Solid Works. That caught my interest because that was a software I fell in love with while in school for mechanical design. So that alone made me download and try the app. I tried the free version which is fully functional when it comes to design but limits certain features and number of designs that can be created. After a few versions of a design which I completed. I decided to bite the bullet and sign up for the monthly full version. So far I am glad I did you gain extra features to not only save your designed without limited number but also adjust colors to make designs look and feel more real to get a better idea of the vision of the product you are considering constructing. This app is intuitive but I have extensive Solid-works and AutoCad exposure and that helped tremendously with designing on this because this program is a slight mixture of both applications and tooling works similar to a blend of each of those two programs. Apple Pencil is a necessity for this because it acts as a mouse/courser and is very precise.
Mostly Gimmick, Somewhat useful, too expensive...
Working with CAD has long been the dream of many creatives with iPads. When I found this app I was so excited. When I cracked it open and started using it, a familiar and simple interface delighted me. And then the gimmick of using my Apple Pencil to create CAD drawings wore off. The usability can be extremely tedious when you want to perform multiple actions at the same time or sequentially. You have to extrude, confirm, back out, and then enter the tool again to extrude more than once. It’s also quite difficult to get used to navigation, whether in the viewport or using the buttons. For a premium price, I’d rather forego the convenience of creating on my iPad and spend it on a full featured suite on my PC that does more and isn’t as much a hassle. Both my wife and I also tried applying for student Pro versions by providing legitimate credentials and photo proof of our ID badges only to both receive emails asking for more information and then silence. I’m very doubtful that they even provide student or educational licenses. After contacting them asking for a status update, they simply didn’t respond. If they can improve on the user experience issues, lower the price and fix the buggy nature of the 3D models themselves, I’d consider trying again.
Developer Response ,
Hi - we have student licensees, thousands of people. Sorry that you had this experience, please send your credentials to email@example.com and I'll make sure you will get approved. Don't know what happened in your case, but we usually answer every email quite fast
Also, Extrusion works with the pencil, not only with the tool. Just select a face and pushpull it, there is no need to enter the tool. It is needed if you are drafting something, or in certain edge cases.
5 Star App but 0 Star Monitization
So I think this app is fantastic, exactly what I thought my iPad Pro apps would be. But I just hate the approach of free app that allows you to create but not export your creations? Allow users to export their .obj files at full resolution scale and detail. Nothing worse than paying $30 for a month, then not being able to use the app after. I am sure you could add a single fee ($10ish) to open up to 10 save slots with full export options? I’d add a “Tip the Dev” option and a $5-$15 a month silver level but don’t trap users creations in your app as some hostage we have to pay a $260 fee a year to liberate. So the app is great but it’s the worst concept regarding money. Lastly to put this in a professional designer context, I pay $55 a month for the entire Adobe CC Suite, so for $20 more a month I can create art, websites, animations, sound editing, vector and about 10 beta apps on the same level as this. I’d recommend this if people could at least export their models, keep limitations on color or save spots or other high end adding but it’s not right to allow creation but not give ownership to the creator, if that’s your plan then make this a pay only app up front!
Developer Response ,
Hi - thanks for liking our app in general - appreciate that.
As for our business model - we believe this gives users the best opportunity to try out the app and make an educated decision on what they buy into. We give the 2-week Pro trial to check out all the export functionality, and if they can use it in a professional environment.
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- 1 GB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Unrestricted Web Access
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- In-App Purchases
- Pro Subscription $31.99
- Pro Subscription $239.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.