Dear Mr Rosner :
Thank you for your eMail.
1-2 is not possible, but 3 is. You can export in STL (and STEP, IGES, XT, OBJ)
I don’t entirely understand your remarks.
Question 1 : I requested clarification of, "The free version of Shapr3D allows three designs”.
Does this mean the free version will only support three data files at any one time? i.e. To create a fourth design one must dispose of an earlier one? In other words, what does the work ‘design’ mean in the context of Shapr3D?
Question 2 : In one of the Shapr3D videos, a predefined object, a door, is opened and copied into the current drawing. Does your answer imply that object is a static object, i.e. not parametric?
Question 3 : Export of a bill of materials. Normally this would be a tab-delimited file which can be opened in Excel, for example.
Here is a typical line item :
LayerName Type Height Width Length Material… and so on.
This data is used to order materials. There can be so many components in a building, the extraction of a BOM needes to be automated.
Are you saying extracting information about the components in a drawing is not possible?
Surely that would render the application useless for any serious work, other than creating a picture.
I am interested in Shapr3D. Unfortunately, I cannot explore the software without buying an iPad Pro, which would be useless without Shapr3D, hence the need for greater clarity of the software’s capabilities.
A fourth question might be this : Is the software capable of being used to design post and beam buildings but needs to be used in a different way to the one I describer. In other words it works but not in the legacy fashion I describe? Do I need to learn a new way to design?
Yours Sincerely : Hubert D Wagner
1 les Brousses, DARNAC
Tel : +44 73 65 52 53 49