Shapr3D – The first ever CAD system to operate Siemens Parasolid and HOOPS Exchange on iOS natively

Shapr3D belongs to a direct modeling tool that is specially designed for the Apple iPad Pro. It contains an intuitive 3D modeling user interface and broad CAD software.

It is the first ever CAD system to operate Siemens’ industrial-strength Parasolid® software and HOOPS Exchange indigenously on Apple iOS.

There does not exist any pushing files or rendering jobs up to the cloud, and it operates offline devoid of an Internet connection. No cloud storage is required for Shapr3D; all data is preserved and protected on your iPad Pro.

The software provides huge benefits to the various professionals like product designers, engineers, architects, jewelry designers and 3D printing hobbyists. A free educational license is also available for the students.

It combines the Siemens Parasolid modeling engine and HOOPS Exchange to facilitate solid modeling and data translation locally inside the app.

Availability and Pricing:

Shapr3D is accessible in a free and Pro version. One can download the free version from the Apple App Store, and the Pro version is an “in-app” purchase.

The free version comprises of 3 workspaces and 3D printing export. The Pro version contains unlimited workspaces, expert to other CAD apps, image import/export, and construction plane/axis colors.

For more information, click on the followinglink

Shapr3D – The first ever CAD system to operate Siemens Parasolid and HOOPS Exchange on iOS natively

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Some Useful Tips On Autocad User Interface

The following autocad article provides some useful autocad tips to maintain the standard workspace.

Tricks for AutoCAD user interface – Learn how to deactivate the ribbon and produce a minimum workspace:

1. Give command RIBBONCLOSE
2. Give command MENUBAR 1
3. Select the Tools menu > Toolbars > AutoCAD > Layers
4. Select the Tools menu > Toolbars > AutoCAD > Properties
5. Lots other can be included as per requirements
6. Dock the toolbars at the top of the drawing area
7. Give command MENUBAR 0
8. Click the Workspace button and Save Current As …, label it “Minimal” or whatever

It is possible to toggle amid workspaces with the similar button. Various workspaces can be saved for diverse projects.
The following tricks should be applied if an interface element is just hanging around with nothing to do.

• Not applying the Viewcube? Give command NAVVCUBEDISPLAY 0
• Not applying the navigation bar under the Viewcube? Give command NAVBARDISPLAY 0
• Unemployed buttons on the status bar in the lower-right side? Select the Customization menu in the utmost lower-right corner, and deactivate the unnecessary ones.
• If it is necessary to show some more buttons on the Quick Access toolbar at the top left. Select the drop-down button located at right side of the toolbar and select the ones as per your choice.

To avail the extra interface elements, open the OPTIONS dialog box and click the Display tab. It is also possible to rectify the buttons on the toolbars and ribbon tabs.

If you want to gather more information on the AutoCAD user interface, go through the following resources :-

Autodesk Knowledge Network articles:
• About User Interface Customization
• About the Customize User Interface (CUI) Editor

AutoCAD Blog posts:
Video of the Month: AutoCAD 2017 Classic Workspace. Miss It?
• Bring Back Dialog Boxes with Classic AutoCAD Commands


Some useful tips on Autocad user interface

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Mastering AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018 1st Edition

Both George Omura and Brian C. Benton have written an exclusive e-book for CAD users. It is known as Mastering AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018.

The book is specifically written for design and drafting professionals supported with complete tutorial and reference. The book provides step-by-step guidance along with brief explanation to gather knowledge on the newest AutoCAD tools and techniques.

There are practical projects to improve your skills which can be directly employed to real-world projects, and the associate website demonstrates the coexistent project files and other bonus content to facilitate you to be well versed with each vital technique. This new edition is updated to shed light on the newest AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT aptitudes so that the users can apply their skills directly to real-world projects. With expert guidance and a practical focus, this complete reference is your ultimate resource for mastering this powerful software.

By reading this book, the users can reap the following advantages:

• Gather adequate knowledge with the basic drafting tools and utilize them in every project
• Learn the uses of hatches, fields, tables, attributes, dynamic blocks, and other intermediate tools

• Transform your 2D drawing into a 3D model by applying advanced modeling and imaging techniques
• Customize AutoCAD as per your requirements, combine outside data, and much more

This book is very useful for newbie AutoCAD users. The advanced users will be familiar with the unusual tools and techniques as well as some handy tips and tricks to simplify their workflow.

You can purchase the book online from Amazon

Mastering AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018 1st Edition

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Floorplanner is a handy program to draw floor plans online in 2D or 3D

This video tutorial provides the demonstration of Floorplanner.

It is a useful program that allows the users to generate their own floor plans online in 2D and 3D instantly.

Floorplanner contains various useful tools to recreate your home, garden or office with just few clicks of the mouse and deliver your plans with an extensive library of objects.

After producing the floor plan, it is possible to make the interior design better with the world’s largest library of different types of furniture and items.

Floorplanner facilitates you to generate beautiful images and use them for marketing purposes, building work etc.

To learn various functionalities of the software, watch the following video tutorial.

To download the software, click on the following link

Floorplanner is a handy program to draw floor plans online in 2D or 3D

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An exclusive online course to learn 3DS Max and Vray

This is an online exclusive course for V-ray and 3DS Max users to learn how to generate 3ds max models and render them with v-ray to produce pragmatic images.

The course will focus on the following topics :- Create superior 3DS max models. Produce superior quality animations. Gather knowledge on how to create lighting and cameras. How to make realistic renders with v-ray

3ds max 2015 or higher is required
V-ray 3 should be installed in your computer

Course Details: It is an unending course, new lectures and sections are included each 2 weeks.

• In this course step by step training will be provided from scratch to guide you learning 3ds max and vray with the development of some really great models
• You will be familiar with the tools by practicing and after completing the course you will be able to create good library of great models individually.
• All the required project files as well as Textures and Materials are provided with the course.

This course will continue for a year and you can improved your knowledge with the very basics to the advanced stuff.

This course is specifically designed for the following professionals :-

• Game makers having the desire to create game objects
• Graphic designers who want to transform their knowledge to the next level
• Animators and film makers
• Architectures and people who deal with interior and exterior scenes

To register your seat at discounted charges, please go through the following link

An exclusive online course to learn 3DS Max and Vray

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Shape – A new sketchUp-like .dwg-based conceptual modeling software will be launched soon

Belgian CAD developer Bricsys, is going to launch a new SketchUp-like .dwg-based conceptual modeling software known as “Shape”. Shape even begins with a human figure at the 0,0,0 coordinate point (origin) similar to SketchUp.

Shape is specifically developed to deal with the conceptual modeling phases of the architectural design process.

One can access this software for free early in 2018. Shape is a subset of BricsCAD, that adheres to the AutoCAD user experience intimately.

Shape comes with two unique command entry tools available in BricsCAD. The first is Quad cursor, an information resource that provides commands which fluctuate according to the location of the cursor and the current actions of the user. The second is Manipulator, a substitute cursor that arrives while moving objects, to set angles for easier location.

Shape can be used to quickly produce walls and other standard shapes of architectural conceptual design. There is no need for file conversion to employ Shape models in BricsCAD, AutoCAD or any other software that imports .dwg files.

The structural elements are intelligent, similar to other existing BIM editors. Walls, doors, windows and other structural elements transmit metadata of their definition, materials, etc. If the shape of an object is modified, the metadata and any related constraints are updated.

To gather more information, go through the following link

Shape – A new sketchUp-like .dwg-based conceptual modeling software will be launched soon

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SelfCAD – A powerful 3D CAD tool for 3d modeling, sculpting and 3d printing

SelfCAD is all-in-one program that integrates modeling, drawing, sculpting and printing online. Alternatively, SelfCAD can be defined as an online browser-based 3D model, sculpt, print platform that brings 3D designing and printing accessible to all along with professional designers, hobbyists and students devoid of any prior experience with CAD/CAM software.

With SelfCAD, it becomes easier to generate cool 3D shapes quickly and smoothly. The Magic fix tool in SelfCAD can form printable objects. Slicer options support structure, raft, fill settings etc.

The generators allow developing cool, advanced shapes and transforming images into 3D geometry instantly.

SelfCAD comprises freehand, polyline, spline, eraser drawing and advanced polygon detection features. SelfCAD’s sculpting enables creativity with gestures and facilitates your ideas to have the desired shapes quickly and smoothly. SelfCAD tied a knot with to produce numerous readily available 3d printable objects. With SelfCAD’s macros, it is possible for automating transformations, drawing, copy and extrusion patterns etc.

Currently, SelfCAD is compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10, Mac and Linux with browser support for Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

Click on the following link to download the software

Watch the live demo of the software.

SelfCAD – A powerful 3D CAD tool for 3d modeling, sculpting and 3d printing

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