We established this forum back in 2015, well before Shapr3D evolved into its present form. Since then, we’ve allowed it to grow organically, but we now believe that it has reached its limits. It’s time for us to elevate the community experience to a new level. There are a few issues we’d like to address:
- There is a lot of obsolete content dating back over the years. We estimate that at least half of the tens of thousands of topics we have on this forum have become obsolete, as the product has significantly evolved. This will be especially true with the introduction of History-Based Parametric Modeling, which will offer much improved workflows for many of the issues our users have previously encountered. Retaining the old data could lead to considerable confusion.
- As Shapr3D is growing rapidly, we’re welcoming many new users to this community every day. However, we’d also like to inspire our long-standing users to actively participate in the discussions. The current setup makes this challenging, and the large number of beginner-level topics can sometimes discourage our professional users from participating in the Shapr3D community.
- We aim for a tighter integration with Shapr3D accounts. Currently, you’re required to maintain a separate community account and a Shapr3D account – we’re planning to merge these two for a more streamlined user experience.
- We are focusing on better moderation. We’re exploring AI-based moderation assistants that could check if a post aligns with our community guidelines, assist non-native English speakers in improving their posts, provide translations from other languages, and make suggestions from our manual and community knowledge base.
That being said, we would love to hear your thoughts. What improvements would you like to see in our online community? How can we enhance this space to better suit your needs?