Drawing on curved surfaces


Hi, I’m trying to draw some holes on a curved surface but every time i draw using orto mode the form i draw doesn’t follow the curvature of the curved surface.
Please tell me if I’m missing some command or feature i don’t know in order to do this.


Unfortunately drawing on curved surfaces does not work very well now, but with an upcoming release we will fix it soon.


I hope it will come very soon, in my opinion it would provide a lot of new options for modeling curved models
Anyway you are always the best for me


Yes, it will be pretty awesome :wink:


Agreed that a “coring” feature would be nice. I would like to replicate a curved sheet of steel that has holes perforated in it. Essentially like a sand/rock screen for filtering out sediment… but I also realize that is a complicated “ask” since it requires consideration, mathematically.

I’m patient. :slight_smile:



Hi, I am also having trouble drawing on curved surfaces. I’d like to be able to create jewelry but this is very difficult. Has the fix been rolled out yet?



Hi - We had to recalculate because we are launching 3.0 later this Fall: Something BIG is coming, and we can't wait to share it with you

What do you want to use sketches on a curved surface for?

Based on your use case (more details the better), there might be some features you will like in the months after the 3.0 release


Thanks for getting back to me. I’m interesting in designing rings and jewelry, art pieces in general. I’m interested in more organic curved flowy shapes.


there are a couple of jewelry case studies on our blog.

one of them is the case of Chonlapon: https://shapr3d.com/jewelry-design-with-shapr3d/

Shapr is capable a lot of things, so please send me (daniel@shapr3d.com) some examples of bodies, rings you’d want to design, and I’ll try to help you on this journey :slight_smile:


Wow Daniel I didn’t expect such an inspiring response. Thank you very much for your offer to help, I will take you up on it.

Here are a few examples of what I would like to be able to do:

Ring 1 is a relatively free form organic shape cut all the way through a simple ring, it is not a repeating pattern

Ring 2 is a little more complex pattern, but it is mirrored

Ring 3 is a sort of randomly generated textured / raised surface.

I feel like if I could get Ring 1 down, I could extrapolate from there. I really see the potential of this app, but I keep running into hickups and get stuck, so thank you again for your help.