My Shapr3D Pro Subscription is about to end (5 or so weeks), I picked up a 3rd Gen 12.9” iPad Pro 256GB as I sold my 2nd Gen when I stopped using Shapr3D. So I have been playing around with it to see if I like any of the changes since I took a break from it, I have been using Fusion 360 for another project that I will be sharing shortly.
I got doodling and starting making LEGO like bricks. Some of the changes to Shapr3D are great and others leave room for improvement. Three come to mind right away. The first is rectangle type menu with the center, you can draw a rectangle from its center, but if you need to change its size it doesn’t split the difference from the center, very annoying. And the second thing I dislike and have since Shapr3D moved to version 3.x and that is the camera system, I can’t for the life of me get it to do what I want, the camera system in version 2.x was much better in my opinion. And the floating menus to each side constantly swap sides, the ability to lock them would be most welcomed, or the ability to choose a side in a menu rather than pinching/pulling would be better.
Anyways, I am considering a 2nd renewal (start of 3rd year with Shapr3D), but really disappointed that the price jumped from the $99 I originally paid to the $240 (which I paid as I didn’t have it set to auto renew) that it is now. This is still high for a hobbyist that does CAD for personal enjoyment and fun. Fusion 360 is full featured and I have had that free for many years now.
Here are a couple images of the LEGO like bricks. I am going to model some more of the common shapes and create a completed LEGO model (not sure of what yet).