Text file - ADD TEXT

Alphabet.shapr (672 KB)

Hi guys,

For anyone looking to add text to their workspace, here’s a workaround until the function is added natively.

I put the characters on separate planes in groups of 5 or 6 to reduce slowdown.

Font is Arial

Anyone can feel free to upload their own fonts, numbers and non-alphanumerics



Thanks for this; sounds useful… However I can’t seem to DL the Shapr file. I always end up with a file titled text.txt…

Could someone supply directions how to DL this on an iPad Pro? Please.



Just launch forum through safari…

Thanks, worked!


Can you explain the process used to create the text files in the first place? I need to create a 3D logo for my small business. Did you create the 3D characters in another program, save in an obj. File then import, or something like that?

I wrote down A-Z and a-z in a Pages document, and took a screenshot
Imported the screenshot into Shapr3D and traced the letters using sketches
I used different planes and moved the image accordingly so as to keep it tidy. Using different planes, I was able to rename the sketches, and hide the groups - I find Shapr slows down significantly when a certain number of sketches/lines/points has been reached.

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Thanks. I may have to give that a try.

Hi Rob
Just found your txt work around. A lot of work on your part.
Really well done.
Thanks for sharing the file.

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Look at this guys!

this is my workflow to create text & other shapes

Thanks for the info, I don’t own a pc though it’s mobile only for me

Where does this action save the file to on an iPad?
I go through the motions and it seems to indicate it has downloaded the file but I can’t find where it’s gone on the iPad.

Then just to preempt what’s going to be my next question.
Once I find the file how to I import into Shapr3D?


I would love to see text added to shapr so it can be extruded easily. This is how I’ve been handling it:

Use OpenSCAD with this line:

text("Your Text For Shar3d", "Arial SANS");
  • Save file
  • Menu->Design->Render
  • File->Export->DXF

Then import that into Shapr3d place, scale, extrude etc, etc.