Shape3d is the professional tool for surfboard and sailboard conception, from designing to shaping with a CNC machine.
Improvements from V8
Major Design New Features
- 3D layers: add or subtract a shape to the deck or bottom.
- Multi-curves edition: design stringer, rail, apex lines… at the same time.
- Fix a curve to another one
to keep the same space between them while modifying the first curve. And
design the thickness between the curves directly.
- More measures in the Master Scale box.
- Measurement bars at any position from the tail
- Add a new point on a curve at a given position from the tail or nose.
- Buoyancy line.
- Volume repartition and cross sections surface in Design mode to compare
with ghost boards.
- Allows cross sections comparison with those of a ghost board at any position.
- Acceleration curvature radius (SurfCAD).
- Dynamic zooming.
- Shows if apex is not defined correctly.
- Shows design errors like superimposed points
- Shows slices list with their positions.
- Multi-points selection and alignment.
- Accurate keyboard displacements steps.
- Better looking.
- Import guidelines from files to any curve.
- Display thickness between any curves.
- Natural level board.
- Unlimited number of fins.
- Passive points on slices.
- Better 3D rendering with antialiazing.
- Improved 3D artwork mapping (deck and bottom).
- Improved 3D Curvature mode.
- New 3D Contour mode that allows to see the depth of the concave or V on all the bottom.
- Better cut.
- Better automatic board positioning in blank.
- Blank Selector system.
- Open encrypted Aku files.
- Open DSD files with the rail curve.
- Open KMS (.kms) and Precision Shaper (.pbd) files.
- PDF and STL export.
- And more…
The extension of the Shape3d X files is .s3dx. The .s3dx files cannot be opened by Shape3d V8 or older.
But Shape3d X can also save the files in the V8 format with the .s3d extension using Save as…
- PC: Windows 11 to 7, Vista, XP, 98 & NT, NT 2000 with DirectX
- Mac: OSX 10.8.0 and later (portage by fr.portmyapps.com)
- Display XGA at least (better results with a 1600x1200 resolution)