Testers wanted: we are refining the pencil interface


#61

I would love to try the new method. Not the biggest fan of the old but I understand that there needs to be a mode shift between modifying and drawing. It will be interesting to see how you solve that problem.


#62

Actually the new release is just on it’s way to the App Store, with the refined Pencil interface :slight_smile:


#63

I would like it to snap to midpoint of lines, snap indicators, also would be nice to have inferencing. I guess what I really want is Sketchup Pro on iPad pro, but right now you are the only ones that have come close. John


#64

The new pencil interface didn’t sit well with me at first, but it has grown on me. I feel more in control.


#65

Just downloaded the new TestFlight version of Shapr. Much easier to switch between straight lines and curves - makes drawing circles much easier. I also find I need a little less pressure for extruding and filleting edges - feels a lot more natural. The introductory video on how to use the pencil and draw is a good idea. Good update! Andy


#66

Is it too late to give it a try? I do a lot of my designing on main line and underground trains and the motions of the train often make it a little difficult with the press to draw method, would love to see how the new method compares?

Nathan


#67

Thanks for your interest NatLuc! The new version is actually in review now so it should be available on the App Store today :slight_smile:


#68

You can download the new release from the App Store, that contains the new Pencil interaction. Hope you guys will like it.


#69

Thanks for the heads up! :slight_smile: it eventually came through for me last night.

I have been using it while static at home and also on moving vehicles this morning and I am loving the new way of drawing!

Finding I have much more control and that it is a lot more intuitive.

Also loving the fix for closing arcs after they have been ‘released’ from the pencil lol, this was a pet peeve for me haha.

Will see what I can design with the new interface and maybe post some screenshots if they aren’t too embarrassing… :stuck_out_tongue:

Nathan


#70

Sure I want to share my experience directly as an architect
The app is very promising and I really want to get it another level

(Also I have a deep problem in inserting dimensions it keeps disappearing after new update)


#71

What do you mean? If you enter a number the number label disappears?


#72

Yes I just touch the label with pencil and it goes without revealing the keypad even if I selected it again it doesn’t budge


#73

It doesn’t even highlight the label?


#74

Can you try resyncing your Pencil and restarting you iPad?


#75

Ok cool I will try to do so and tell you the result I achieved


#76

nope
didn’t work wtih me


#77

OK, I will investigate this issue. We had some similar reports from others, but never been able to reproduce anything like that :expressionless:


#78

all right I don’t know maybe it has some issue with screen resolution maybe ?
as I enabled the zoom feature … does this relate to it ? I may try


#79

believe it or not … when I disabled the zoomed feature the keypad (set dimensions Feature) worked properly :smiley:
so please try to find out what made this relate to the app! you may try it , go to display and brightness and set the ipad to zoomed mode and you will find that the keypad doesn’t work after this ! so the temporary solution is to disable zoomed feature so it can go


#80

This totally makes sense :expressionless: Probably that was the issue for others as well, thank you for reporting that, we would have never been able to figure this out! Thanks!