- December 13, 2017
December 13, 2017 — Shapr3D, the mobile 3D CAD modeling company, announced a collaboration with Siemens PLM Software and Tech Soft 3D to create a CAD system to run Siemens’ Parasolid software and HOOPS Exchange natively on iOS, and specifically the iPad Pro. This announcement comes after securing a seed round of funding led by InReach Ventures in August of 2017.
The newest release of Shapr3D, available on December 11, 2017, integrates Parasolid and HOOPS Exchange to allow solid modeling and data translation locally within the app, taking mobile CAD experience to a new level unmatched by any other CAD tool. Siemens’ Parasolid is the world’s leading 3D geometric modeling component, while HOOPS Exchange is the leading CAD translation software development kit (SDK). By integrating these two technologies with Shapr3D’s precision touch screen interface, engineering and design professionals now have the power of desktop modeling on a tablet, the iPad Pro.
First launched in March 2016, Shapr3D is a direct modeling tool with a 3D modeling user interface on a tablet device. It is easy to learn and easy to use, but built with professionals in mind.
One of the big differences between Shapr3D and other mobile CAD tools is that everything runs locally on the iPad Pro. There is no pushing files or rendering jobs up to cloud, and it also runs offline without an internet connection. There is no cloud storage, all data is stored and secure on your iPad Pro. Shapr3D is compatible with all major CAD software and is ideal for 3D printing.
The Basic version is free to all users. The PRO version of the software is 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.