Export

You can export your Shapr3D projects icon-export-savefile-win.png to use in other CAD software or share them with others.

Export your projects

  1. From the modeling space, access the Export tool through any of the following:
    • From the file menu, go to File > Export…
    • Select Share > Export tab > Export Project.
  2. Choose between any of the available tabs to export your preferred format.
    • All formats - Shows all recommended and other available formats
    • 3D model - Formats compatible with 3D models such as .shapr, .x_t, or .step
    • 3D print - Files compatible with 3d printing
    • Sketch - Available sketch files such as .dwg and .dxf
    • Drawing - Available drawing files such as .dwg or .dxf
    • Image - Available image files such as .png or .jpeg
  3. If applicable, customize your project details.
  4. Select Export.
  5. In the Save As dialog, enter a file name and choose a location where you want to save your exported file.
  6. Select Save.

Project details

You can customize your projects when exporting with the following details:

  • File name – Enter a name for your project.
  • File Format/Output Format  You have several options: AP203, AP214, AP242, text, ASCII, and binary. The latter is the default format since it’s more common and compact. 
  • Include Dimensions – Any locked dimensions in your project will be preserved.
  • Include Hidden Items – Turn on the switch if you want hidden items to be saved in the export. 
  • Include Mesh Bodies – Turn on the switch if you want mesh bodies to be saved in the export.
  • Compress Geometries – Turn on to compress geometries in your projects.
  • Compress Textures – Turn on to compress textures in your projects.
  • Include Hidden Sketches – Turn on the switch if you want hidden sketches to be saved in the export. 
  • Include Vertex Colors – Turn on the switch if you want to preserve vertex colors in the export. 
  • Resolution – Set the quality of the export. If you want to set a custom resolution, you can set the deviation and angle tolerances. 
  • Save Each First-Level Item Separately – Turn on the switch if you want to export your project in separate, organized files. These files are then compressed into a ZIP file. 
  • Save Each Sketch Plane Separately – Turn on the switch if you want to export your project in separate, organized files. These files are then compressed into a ZIP file. 
  • Units – Set the unit of your export to millimeter, centimeter, meter, inch, or foot.

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