Riding on the success of a $1.3M investment deal backed by InReach and Lifeline Ventures, the team at Shapr3D is taking things to the next level by creating the world’s first CAD system to run Parasolid software, the world’s leading 3D geometric modeling component and HOOPS Exchange, the leading CAD translation software development kit (SDK) natively on the iOS platform, and specifically the iPad Pro.
“The barrier to entry with CAD software is still very high because many traditional CAD tools are complicated and expensive. We want to make 3D CAD modeling available for all creative professionals, and now, all you need is an iPad Pro, an Apple Pencil and some inspiration,” said István Csanady, Founder and CEO of Shapr3D. “We are creating 3D modeling for the 21st century, enabling 3D modeling anytime, anywhere in a new way that is much easier and much more affordable.”
First launched in March 2016, Shapr3D is a direct modeling tool with an intuitive 3D modeling user interface on a tablet device. It is easy to learn and easy to use, but built with professionals in mind.
The Pro version of the software is available free of charge for individual students, teachers and faculty members from any accredited educational institution. Getting the PRO version license only takes three easy steps after downloading the app to the iPad Pro.
“While most of our users have been professionals such as product designers, engineers, architects, jewellery designers and 3D printing hobbyists, we also have users from MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, Duke, Columbia, Cambridge, University of Tokyo, Singapore Polytechnic and many other schools worldwide,” added Csanady. “We see this as an opportunity to empower as many students as possible, all over the world, to fuel their creativity and design aspirations. To help them, we are offering the Educational license for free.”
The first version of Shapr3D that was designed for iPad Pro was released in March 2016 as an official iPad Pro launch partner alongside other productivity apps like Microsoft Office, iMovie and FaceTime. Shapr3D is the most intuitive 3D modeling user interface on a tablet device. It is easy to learn and easy to use, but built with professionals in mind. Shapr3D is compatible with all major CAD software and is ideal for 3D printing.
The product has many features to use for free, but for the professional users, meaning engineers, architects, design and product engineers, and they are the main target for iPad Pro as well, the pro-feature can be bought, which costs 20 USD a month or 150 USD for a year, but is free for individual students, teachers and faculty members from any accredited educational institution.