Interesting new design tool coming from Shaper

This will be of interest to anyone who has a Shaper Origin and anyone who thinks the basic drawing tools in the GFUI are too simple, but full-on CAD is too much. The Shaper Origin uses SVG just like the :glowforge: does, so this should be useful to some.

There will be a free as well as a paid version.

No affiliation other than a happy customer.

BTW, the :glowforge: shows up in a lot of their videos; they know like I do that the two complement each other very well.

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How does this compare to Inkscape?

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Darn you, now I want a Shaper!

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Since this is designed around woodwork, it is much simpler and easier to dimension things. I’d think of it like the GFUI pro tools on steroids.

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Ask anyone here with one; you don’t just want one. You need one. :grinning:
My workflows go Cameo for paper and vinyl, Glowforge for stuff too thick for the Cameo up through about a 1/4", and then the Shaper Origin for wood, plastic, and soft metals on up.
The thing about these is that the design skills you learn for one apply to the others.

I made this with it over the last couple of weeks. ( the stand, not the plane)

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You’re just making it worse :sweat_smile:

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Yeah, he does that :rofl:

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curse ( thank ) you!!! This appears to perfectly take over for projects the gforge cannot handle. you may have started me down the pathway towards owning one.

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This is exactly how I see it. Uses SVG, so there is not much to learn there.
Have you used a dumb router? If so, you are fully primed to learn a couple of things and start grabbing the SO when you want to work in 1/2 and 3/4 stock. as well as other uses.
I use my glowy far more, but when I need the SO, nothing else I own will do the trick.

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Okay, the full version of this dropped on October 11th and while I am thrilled by the concepts I personally don’t think it is ready to compete with other offerings out there. The advanced features (paid) in the GFUI actually beat this right now.

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