The adaptive user interface of Shapr3D automatically customizes menus as you make selections in your designs. These tailored menus allow you to easily access the tools you need without having to browse through the default menus. Learning to take advantage of the adaptive user interface is one of the best ways to increase your efficiency within the software.
To use the adaptive user interface, pre-select elements in your design and then choose the tool you need from the customized menu at the left.
The adaptive user interface also automates specific tools based on what you select. For instance:
|Select a face||Offset Face becomes active|
|Select a sketch region||Extrude becomes active|
|Select a body||Move/Rotate becomes active|
|Select a sketch line or curve||Sketch mode becomes active|
|Select a line and a face||
Rotate around axis becomes active.
Select a sketch region and an axis
Revolve becomes active.
💡Tip: For detailed information about making selections in your designs see Selecting geometry.
In the image below, a body has been selected, and the Move/Rotate tool has become active in the adaptive menu. From here, the body can be moved with the gizmo without having to interact with the menus.
As you continue to make selections, the software will customize the menu further. For example, if you select a sketch region and an axis to your selection, the the adaptive interface provides access to tools such as Rotate around axis and Revolve as shown below.
💡Tip: If you do not see the tool you are looking for directly in the adaptive menu, select More to access additional functions that are valid for your selections.
By taking advantage of the adaptive user interface, you can often complete tasks without interacting with menus, significantly increasing your efficiency. Additionally, you can complete many of the tools accessed from the adaptive menu by selecting an empty area of the grid rather than selecting a Done button.