Anybody used the iPad Pro 9.7" with shapr3d?


how is the experience with shapr3d one a smaller iPad Pro? I would use it mostly for not to complex models for 3D printing.
Does the smaller iPad still works ok for modeling?Or is too much space used by the ui?



Hi yvess, thanks for considering using Shapr :slight_smile:
We absolutely treat the smaller iPad Pro as a first class citizen so we worked a lot on making the UI as easy to use and nonintrusive as possible no matter the size of your iPad. (I actually think that it looks better now than on its big brother :smiley:)
Happy modeling!


Bought it! It’s great to use shapr3d with the apple pencil, makes a lot of fun. There still are some features missing for me (measure tool, layers, group,…). But I hope they will come soon :-).


Congrats on the iPad Pro. Guess you will love it and use for Shapr3D and much more. I love mine and I am not regretting buying it.
Looks forward to seeing some of your work.


I noticed on some reviews that the IPad Pro 9.7 only has 2GB RAM, while the 12.9" one has 4GB RAM. Will this actually make a difference in the way the app will handle in the future on the 2 different devices, or there will be no difference between the to way the app will actually function on them, or some stuff will or will not work in the app due to this difference in RAM ?


Usually memory is not a problem. Of course if you make something extremely complex, with lots of freeform surfaces, then theoretically you can run out of memory, but in most cases 2gb is enough. But I think the bigger screen is really nice.

But we are not limiting any features to the bigger iPad Pro, Shapr comes and will come with the same feature set for every iPad Pro model. The only requirement is Apple Pencil support.


I know this is an old topic, however I am relatively new to the forums and wanted to share my experience here on the RAM topic as it may help others who have this question.

I have used my girlfriends iPad Pro 9.7 and Shapr3D, the app functions exactly the same as with the iPad Pro 12.9 that I have. However I noticed two things.

  1. The RAM is an issue if you have many other iPad Apps opened up and running in the background. I had to close them in order for Shapr3D to perform the way it does on my iPad Pro 12.9.

  2. The second thing was screen real estate, the iPad Pro 9.7 is great, but when working with Shapr3D I found that I was constantly zooming in when using the smaller iPad Pro.

Neither of these are show stoppers as you can close apps to free up memory and you can zoom in when needed. But if you like to leave things open or maybe forget to close some apps the extra memory helps, and of course more real estate is always nice but not always as convenient.

Hopefully this adds a bit more info for others that may have this question. It was a question I had before making my purchase, which is why I tried my girlfriends small iPad Pro first.


I use it and now I have seen some definite no-no’s which can really make it freeze up. Calculations must somehow be restricted to not overload it.
But I’m positively inclined to believe improvements will follow with updates.