Thanks for the response Istvan.
Mostly my experience was very positive and I understand your companies software is still developing and adding features. For me, I’d really like to see Shapr3D as an all in one portable CAD package. Something I could take with me to a client, quickly mock up a design with them and then take that back to the office and create technical drawings from etc.
Just from my few hours mucking around, I’d like to see
- More sketch properties and features,
Take solidworks for example, you are able to do some really clever stuff with sketches, make lines lengths equal to circle diameters or arc lengths, snap to mid points, make points equal distance on spline pathes etc. I know that is more on the “parametric” side of things, something Shapr3D isn’t meant to be, but the right balance between parametric and direct modelling i think is really powerful.
- Technical Drawings
- Array Tools
Having to copy 21 teeth of a gear by increasing copy sizes was a pain, some simple array tools like circular pattern, linear pattern would be super productive
Being able to input dimensions via a simple on screen calculator so you can do multiplication/division is such a simple yet great productivity tool
Seperate sketches even if they are on the same plane
This is just a personal grief. I hate cluttered sketches, so normally seperate them for clarity, even if they are on the same plane, something Shapr3D doesn’t let me do!
Sheet Metal functions
This is a big wish, but i see a lot of potential for using this for sheet metal parts, but not being about too fold designs flat for laser cutting means its not really feasible without inputting the design into a third party CAD package with a sheet metal engine, like Solidworks, to fold it flat for you.
I think some of these have been brought before and are probably on your teams list somewhere.
Thanks for listening!