Very mighty and mobile tool
This is the best choice you can make when it comes to 3D modeling on iPad.
- very intuitive usage
- very mobile (work everywhere)
- quick (just two clicks and you start to design)
- great for showing off designs at clients site
- lack of material textures (carbon, alu, steel)
- lack of assembly tools for more complex designs done on the go
The best choice of 3D design software in my opinion.
I use this program many hours a day, in each of the projects I am working on. I have been able to advance much faster in the development of my ideas since the way of drawing is very intuitive. I still do not handle 100% of the available functions, however I have been able to do each of the parts that I could imagine. It has a YouTube channel in which they publish useful examples to better understand how some parts can be drawn.
A complex system can be designed in much less time. When you write to technical support, they respond and solve! They also listen to user suggestions. Drawing with Apple Pencil is very convenient. It is very easy to export the files for 3D printing.
I have not yet been able to couple parts and simulate movements without the design being disarmed. If you want to align the center of two single cylinders for example, I don't know yet the tool to execute this action with ease.
Excellent and easy to use 3d modelling tool
We use Shapr3D to design escape rooms, puzzles and furniture. The software made our work easier, since we do our concept design as a group. The software gives us the opportunity to think in 3D and show immediately what we think would be the perfect mechanism or solution for a given implementation.
Easy to use and an intuitive ui. For me using the Apple Pencil to do my drawing is a lot better than a keyboard/mouse -combo. This obviously has its limitations, but for my use case and the ability to quickly sketch in 3d anywhere is a killer feature.
Being only on the iPad is the biggest downside. A viewer app for Mac would make my workflow a lot better than it is now. Being able to view and measure on a bigger screen would be great.
Otherwise with the recent addition of iPadOS there are very few cons.
Best mobile cad app for the ipad
We use shapr 3D to design furniture, products, as well as architecture / interior design modeling while on site and in the studio.
It can also import external mesh and cad files needed for your design approach and later export the design as mesh or cad format needed for 3D printing, rendering, or further cad modeling / documentation in other external cad applications.
Shapr3D paired with sketching applications such as sketchbook are a tremendous value combining both 2d and 3D designing on a mobile device but with desktop grade power.
Shapr3D has the power of industrial strength cad but providing this to a very designer friendly interface and workflow.
It provides all relevant modeling and sketching/drafting commands needed to create geometry on the go, while in the model making shop, or while ideating along or with a client.
Currently it mainly focuses on solid modeling.
Great product. Amazing customer support
Shapr is fast and fun to use. With it, we are able to facilitate early decision making by providing accurate and understandable models, predict potential challenges in design, fabrication and installation. We have enhanced communication, collaboration, and transparency with all project stakeholders.
Very easy to use and to learn. Tech support is very responsive and the tutorials are great.
I don't really have any cons, but I would like to see a lot of features added. Things like CYMK, RGB color control, more import and export file types, an Autocad overkill type feature for dwg export, auto dimensioning, export to 3D Pdf and regular pdf and align and distribute objects.
Shapr3D is the most functional and reliable mobile app for 3D modeling
With Shapr3D you can literally go from idea to completed design in just a few minutes for 3D modeling.
If you are looking for an app for a semi-professional use case - look no further!
1) Easy to use and user-friendly interface
2) Good for beginners
3) A useful app for 3D printing design
4) It can be used on-the-go
5) Provisions for self learning tutorials
6) A great and quick technical support
7) The developers keep adding new features
1) Only available for iPad Pro
2) Lacks some features you can get on 3D CAD desktop software
The ultimate design tool for iPad
This is the best modelling software on an iPad, many people, including me, are buying an iPad just so that they can use this software.
It has the best integration with its counterparts such as Fusion 360, Rhino and various competitive solutions.
An iPad, an Apple Pencil, and you, that's all it takes to create production-ready models! It's a revolution in the industry.
It is a discreet reminder that we are living in the 21st century.
The cherry on top is that it comes with intuitive tutorials.
Shapr3D should have had an option where it does not require an Apple Pencil to be able to operate it, also, a one-time purchase plan would be much better than being freemium.
A version could be there where people could learn the software then decide whether to invest in it or not.
It Will exceed your expectations
You can easily build up linear parts, like mechanical assemblies, very accurately; complementing the software with a 3D printer you can get ready to produce some parts in a working day.
Short curve of learning, professional features, up to date interaction with other softwares or devices
Missing structural and optimization features and rendering options