Please add CAM

Please. Please. Please. Please add CAM to Shapr3D!


Please, please, please, please - or recommend mac software which works well with DXF format by shaper 3d


+1 here. Mac CAM tools are awful. iPad CAM tools are non-existant.

FYI Pieter1, your best option is Fusion 360. It’s clunky, slow, and kludgy, but it does work. You can get a part made. 2nd best option is MeshCAM. It also works, but the toolpath options are limited.

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That would be great indeed! However, if this happens, it won’t happen in the short term though. We might consider integrating directly with 3rd party CAM systems earlier.


If Shapr3D is to be a serious engineering tool you need to incorporate CAM sooner than later. I for one would pay a little extra for CAM.

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The only reason to model an object is to realise it in the real world and Sharpr3D just falls short. Not everything in the world can be 3D printed and traditional CAM is far from dead and if you guys are serious at making this a true engineering tool you need to step into the dark side

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Which CAM are you using currently?

Fusion 360

How would a direct integration vs importing to Fusion make your workflow easier?

I don’t want to pay a monthly subscription for CAD software, and then a second monthly subscription for software that can do CAD/CAM. If Shapr3D doesn’t get into the CAM game soon, I’ll bite the bullet learn fusion and cancel my Shapr3D subscription.

I’ve grown to love shaper3D’s straightforward approach to CAD. I imagine that Shapr would apply this same philosophy to CAM. Right now I’m using MeshCam, which is not great

Got it! Thank you for your feedback.

Please do NOT add CAM into Shapr3d. If I want a huge do-it-all application, I can simply get Fusion360 (as a matter of fact, I do use it) or other specialized applications. Shapr3d’s strength is not the ability to do everything.

If there is any sensible demand for CAM, I can imagine a separate application, that works next to Shapr3d.

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Shapr3d currently bills itself as a manufacturing, engineering, and design tool. Without CAM, parametric design, and digital simulation, it’s just a design tool. I am not alone in this request. Many of us on this forum have asked for parametric design and CAM. The Shapr3D parametric design bata is fantastic. The next big update should be CAM.

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Normally, I would agree with you. However, if you have a CNC machine with a 4th or 5th axis, you have to pay for a regular subscription to Fusion 360 to be able to machine using those extra axes.

+1 CAM Please!