Thanks for the reply. Yes, mouse and keyboard on pc. Does Shapr support any display and pen devices on pc?
Two recent fonts that were problematic are Martina (the Murmel sign) and Salina (the heritage board). Yes, it becomes more problematic, the more curved the font is and the more points Shapr creates for it. Scaling, extruding and especially offset edge can become a real pain. However, mostly there are (time consuming) workarounds, like making small steps, or what steve showed in his video (thanks for that!).
I have used Shapr with mouse and keyboard for probably a couple hundred hours now, on multiple projects and there are quite a few problems to overcome when using it.
A simple version of copy and paste could simply create a copy of the selected geometry right on the place of the original one (ending with it being selected and or the copied parts being put into a folder), or with a slight offset, or preferably at mouse position on a targeted surface. I would have thought that the existing way of copying could be easily adjusted to do that. Kind of macro it, to create this result (and thus skip the performance issues related to doing it the regular way).
Hiding the body i was not aware of. I used projection as a workaround. Hiding it is definitely better though.
I will have a look at the link, thanks! Getting rid of that store would be great. I wouldn’t even mind having an auto updater start with windows or so. Everything is better than MS store
I did not have a use for the purple points, but if they serve a purpose, they could simply be moved to modifier keys. A fully customizable hotkey setup would be nice too. I am using a keypad for the left hand and one of my projects is in fact a left hand keyboard with 3dimensionally positioned keys, so being able to map functions to those, without having to change their keybinds, would be quite nice. And it is pretty much a standard for normal keyboard users too. Fix keyboard shortcuts are a bit problematic with the amount of keyboards today. I use said left hand keypads and a 60% keyboard, so regular keybinds aren’t always optimal.
Right now i can’t provide you with a shapr save, as extruding worked in the end, kind of, and there is no back button once you restarted Shapr (hope a permanen timeline is on the todo list too). Is there a place i can upload problematic files with a short description?
Maybe you can reproduce it tough. It was Martina font. The name Murmel in 70mm size. Scaled it a bit 2 times i believe (to make the end result 25cm wide, including the edge). Then I started trying to offset the edges by 17mm, which was super problematic. Clawed and improvised my way through. Then tried to extrude the result (the Murmel pic), but shapr failed. In the end after many tries it did work, extruding it like 100mm or so (happens quite often. Extrude or offset edge fails at certain distances but not at others, in no particular order). What a fight, but unfortunately, not a rare one.
Shapr is not running faster on an ipad than on a full blown desktop pc, is it?
@welshsteve thanks for the clip. Wasnt aware of the hiding trick. Adding lines is something i did too already, when using sketches imported from inkscape. Those like to fail too. Can either use a line to cut the shapes, or find our which side is problematic and redo a connection there. Projecting is also often a helpful feature, especially if you had to delete all sketches for performance reasons.