The rapid pace of development of Shapr3D, CAD modeler for iPad and macOS, has been a point of attention. It caused a stir after being optimized for the new Macs with the M1 processor. Shapr3D founder István Csanády says CAD software should be easier to learn and use. Keeping the focus on end user is important. While celebrating 5 years of its journey to developing CAD program, Shapr3D recently introduced 2D drawing feature. Now a user can draft 2D drawings of 3D models in the Shapr3D app. These drawings are diagrams that show how a part, component, or any object functions and how that object is constructed or structured. Through these drawings, designers can effectively communicate their ideas and decisions. The manufacturers can visualize and tweak the designs. The feature enhances collaboration on the production floor.
The 2D drawings feature is available only for Shapr3D Business plan users. The existing active Pro users will be upgraded at no extra cost to the business package for $499 per year or $59 per month. Business users will be able to create 2D views from a 3D body and save them as DWG or DXF files. The plan also includes unlimited CAD imports/exports, designs, and workspaces, as well as seamless integration with the desktop CAD.
Shapr3D has also introduced its new Hobby package, priced at $149 per year or $30 per month, which comes with STL export for 3D printing, 10 workspaces, export for Apple AR. It is available for personal use. However, Shapr3D’s educational license is free for students, teachers and faculty members of accredited educational institutions.