Shapr3D introduces Drawings functionality and a new business plan, steps into MCAD heavy territory with more to come.
Budapest, Hungary-based Shapr3D today introduced its highly anticipated drawings feature, along with new pricing tiers.
Application for repositioning drawings
The award-winning iOS app, now also available for macOS, disrupted the industry with the first truly powerful, ultra-intuitive 3D CAD solution and required an Apple iPad Pro with Apple Pencil for its functionality.
With the launch of Drawings, Shapr3D is now a more comprehensive solution for companies that manufacture industrial goods. The CAD company says that Shapr3D “now supports the complete journey from concept to manufacturable drawing.”
Aimed at product and industrial designers, mechanical engineers, and design project managers, Shapr3D with Drawings allows these professionals to stay in one program rather than jumping back and forth between CAD platforms, in addition to reduce costs by requiring fewer digital tools.
New business plan
Drawings is exclusive to the new Shapr3D Business plan, which is unveiled on March 1, 2021. This new Business plan replaces the Pro package, for $499.00 per year or $59.00 per month. Business plan 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, and seamless integration with your desktop CAD.
“First, we created an unforgettable CAD design experience for CAD users,” says István Csanády, Founder and CEO of Shapr3D. “Now we will do the same and more for businesses. Shapr3D will be the go-to application for design-driven companies looking to easily imagine, design and manufacture industrial goods. Each new feature brings us one step closer to traditional CAD giants, but with our direct modeling approach and unwavering commitment to UX that sets us miles apart.
FOLLOWING: Why Shapr3D is changing the iPad Pro story from toy to tool
“Shapr3D is developing a tool designed from the ground up to capture ideas and use the power of three-dimensional design to advance those ideas and concepts – on a platform and with an input method that has long been underserved in the software market. design and engineering software.. The addition of the ability to then document those ideas using the new drawing capabilities makes it even more useful,” adds Al Dean, Managing Editor, DEVELOP3D.
“Adding drawings complements Shapr3D’s design capabilities to support design through manufacturing. Now all key roles in the design process, from product managers, engineering managers, industrial designers, mechanical and manufacturing engineers, can take full advantage of the Shapr3D’s intuitive user interface, with the flexibility to use any device they choose,” says Michelle Boucher, Vice President. of engineering software research at the research firm Tech-Clarity. “Plus, the tiered pricing means they can enjoy it at a very affordable price.”
“Shapr3D offers a refreshing change for those who are frustrated with the complexity and UI legacy of some other CAD tools. For those who love their Apple, iPad and Mac products; they will feel especially comfortable , maybe even thrilled with the UI Their recently (and soon to be) released feature is an intriguing evolution of the platform, aiming to be much more in tune with the needs of those involved in design, engineering and product manufacturing Allan Behrens, Managing Director, Taxal Limited
The new pricing goes into effect March 8, 2021 and existing Pro users will be upgraded to the Professional plan at no additional cost as long as their account is active. Potential users can also take advantage of Shapr3D’s special promotion as the new version approaches: anyone purchasing the Pro version by March 8 will only pay $249.00 and will also be eligible for the automatic upgrade. .
To learn more, visit them online here.
Architosh analysis and commentary
Shapr3D continues to move into more serious MCAD territory, but with a bold vision and confidence as to where, or on what platforms and devices, the future of the CAD industry will play out. Csanady and his fledgling company have had remarkable success developing their only product simply on the Apple iPad Pro with Apple Pencil as the only UX input device. If that’s not evidence of disruptive potential underfoot, I don’t know what is.
Recently they brought their code base to the newer M1 chip Macs and also think about Windows, that platform which ironically represents the CAD establishment era of the 90s. Shapr3D is a company that is for a long time on Apple. This puts them in the same category as Warren Buffett, which is always a comforting place. (Editor’s note: Apple is Berkshire Hathaway’s third-largest holding.).