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In Shapr3D, everything starts with a sketch. It’s the foundation of your 3D models. To sketch, use your Apple Pencil to draw different types of lines with the tools offered in the Sketch menu.
With the Line/Arc tool, you can choose which type of line you want to create:
The app automatically recognizes your intent and switches to “Line” or “Arc.”
So, you can actually switch from arc to line and vice versa because the app detects your intent; optionally, you can wiggle your Apple Pencil to switch between Line or Arc.
Only draw straight lines.
Only draw arcs.
Follow these steps to draw your sketch:
- Switch to 2D view.
You can either double-tap the plane with your fingers, or change the view from . For more details, refer to this article.
- Tap Sketch.
Note: Instead of tapping Sketch each time you want to draw, you can start drawing on the plane with your Apple Pencil; the Sketch menu will automatically appear, so you can later refine your drawing.
- Use the sketch tools to draw lines, arcs, splines, polygons, and other shapes, and constraint tools (or auto-constraint) to fine-tune your drawing. You can use snapping to make your sketches more precise as well.
- Select and drag end points with your Apple Pencil to adjust your sketch.
When you select it, the point’s color changes to blue; then, you can drag it anywhere. To deselect the point, tap anywhere on the empty area.
- Tap on an empty surface or Close when you’re done.
If you create a closed sketch, you can create 3D models from them; a closed sketch’s filling should be selectable and light blue in 3D view. When a sketch is closed, they automatically become profiles for extruding, sweeping, lofting, and revolving.
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