Hi Shapr3D users!
The convenience and clarity of Shapr3D has made the CAD app a first-rate, on-the-go workstation. As of today, though, Shapr3D is also your mind-reading sidekick who knows what you want to do—thanks to a brand-new modeling interface that we’ve dubbed adaptive UI.
This new interface is subtle, yet powerful. Whenever you select any part of your 3D design, the app will instantly adjust the modeling menu to show you the tools and functions that you can use for that selection. This dynamic interface boosts your efficiency and speed by up to 20%, making mobile-first modeling even more easy to learn and use.
Shapr3D immediately reacts to your actions in the background: The app takes whatever you’ve selected—faces, bodies, edges, sketch fillings, hidden items, construction axes and planes, etc.—and auto-suggests tools and transformations that you can use with them. From the custom menu, you can:
- Deselect all
- Instantly transform items
- Directly adjust parameters
- Jump to the Sketch mode
- Dive into multi-step tools
When you tap an empty space to deselect, the custom menu automatically reverts back to the default menu.
At any given moment in your design process, you’ll only see exactly what you need to. The predictive menu puts the right tools and functions at the tip of your Apple Pencil. You don’t need to scan the screen with your eyes and tap around for the right tool, let alone tap some more to use that tool. The precious seconds you spend searching for ways to translate, extrude, revolve, or loft can quickly turn into minutes or even hours. The less time you spend on pinpointing a specific function, the more time you’ve got to get work done.
If you’re new to Shapr3D, the best way to pick up 3D modeling is by doing: just design away with your Apple Pencil. The adaptive interface will be your ultimate guide, showing you all the features and tools you can use to transform a simple 2D sketch into a complex 3D model. Once you get into the habit of checking out the dynamic menu, you’ll quickly recognize which tools you can use in different scenarios. That’s when modeling with Shapr3D will become second nature to you.