Shapr3D vs Sketchup – For Furniture Design

Shapr3D vs Sketchup – For Furniture Design

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Shapr3D or Sketchup? What are the biggest differences between these two programs for furniture design? That’s what i’ll go over in this video to help you better decide which program is better for you.

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  1. Rzevsky on August 10, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    I have minimal knowledge of SketchUp, but even I can see how you discredit this program with your deliberately clumsy examples. That means your comparison is worthless!

    It’s funny how in another video you talk about the usability of a tablet for CAD modeling. Sitting in front of the TV or lying on the bed? It’s ridiculous! If you want to do your job quickly and well – you need SpaceMouse, mice and proper workstation. And what you do is pampering and show-off.

  2. 31acruz on August 10, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    What is the best tablet to run Shapr3D?

  3. Ader Piotr Pietryka on August 10, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    What tools do You recommend for windows system?

  4. Mark Laffey on August 10, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    Do you need an Apple Pencil to use this app or will any electronic pencil work

  5. Itz_Josh!! on August 10, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    Time stamps:
    1:13 user Friendly
    5:27 Modelling process and examples
    15:57 Prices
    19:46 Final thoughts

  6. Matt G on August 10, 2023 at 4:51 pm

    Shapr and an ipad made all the difference for me actually doing a model. SketchUp just never worked for me. Shapr is rendering in different materials now too which is cool.

  7. John Hewetson on August 10, 2023 at 4:54 pm

    I absolutely love your stuff on Shapr3D. I have used Sketchup but personally did not find it very intuitive. Maybe that is just my age. I really appreciate you doing the video on wood working joints, it was the clincher for me switching to Shapr3D. I have a wood working CNC machine on order to help me accelerate and broaden my wood working offerings. The machine is an Infinity One Elite Journeyman. The Manufacturer has a lot of videos on how to do projects on the equipment and always references the fact that he uses Shapr3D. That is what made me look at your site and then after seeing your extremely helpful demonstrations I was hooked. I have of course subscribed to your channel. Thanks for the great content. Cheers John

  8. Robert Samagalsky on August 10, 2023 at 4:56 pm

    I found your comparison between the two products very educational and beneficial and helping me decide which one to go with in the near future

  9. Randy Kubick on August 10, 2023 at 4:57 pm

    You do not use the push/pull tool in sketch-up to lengthen/shorten a plane that is not perpendicular to the x, y, z axes (red, green, blue axes) – highlight the perimeter of the non-perpendicular plane and use the <move> tool to move the highlighted perimeter of said plane – everything attached to the perimeter (surface only) will follow. 1D lines make 2D planes, and stacking 2D planes (at the perimeters) makes 3D (hollow) objects. Hence, Sketch-up likes to build its 3D (hollow) objects by stacking/unstacking 2D plane-perimeters, and because 2D planes must have a perimeter you <move> (stack/unstack) your 2D plane-perimeters by highlighting and moving the 2D perimeters. I am guessing here, but the likely reason Sketch-up uses 2D plane-perimeters to make 3D hollow objects is to minimize files sizes (bytes). A hollow 3D cube comprised of six infinitely thin 2D surfaces uses 99.9% less storage capacity and cpu’s than a completely dense one.

  10. SecondSonWoodworks on August 10, 2023 at 4:57 pm

    Thank you for this video!!!!!!!

  11. Misael Cadena on August 10, 2023 at 5:01 pm

    Would be better if you compare it with Sketchup for iPad

  12. Engy phonermp on August 10, 2023 at 5:04 pm

    Yikes… it doesn’t look like there’s a way to import Sketchup into Shapr3D. That’s a show stopper for me… I have a large library of common components that I’ve built in Sketchup. I know DXF, etc could be used as a go-between, but I would lose all of my groupings of sub-components.

  13. Voeltner Woodworking on August 10, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    Thanks for the walkthrough. I just started using Shapr3D after using Sketchup for over a decade and am trying to get familiar with it. I appreciate the video.

  14. aneta chalupka on August 10, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    And what do you think about WOODEXPERT?

  15. Kenny Monterroso on August 10, 2023 at 5:08 pm

    and thats why the app is very expensive!

  16. 爱 Lee Moo Eez on August 10, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    I love shapr3d…almost everything I want 🤣 sketchup 😮‍💨😮‍💨😮‍💨 and I use autocad in the past…but so many option and guide directly from shapr3d

  17. aaron harris on August 10, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    Great video and quite a rare find for a fellow furniture designer maker! Subscribed!

  18. WhiteCrafter on August 10, 2023 at 5:10 pm

    U simply doesnt get sponsored in comparison video
    That not comparasion anymore

  19. Luna Umbra on August 10, 2023 at 5:10 pm

    9:20 – he missed a big thing here. You can seled the FACE of the 45 degree angle and use the MOVE tool to move it in and out. No hack or tricks to get it to work and it’s bloody easy.. thumbs down on this missup

  20. Clarence G. on August 10, 2023 at 5:11 pm

    HI from Spain. Thanks for this comparation. I was just wondering, are you working for a manufacturing furniture’s company? Can I ask you for the brand? KR.

  21. J.J. Seiler on August 10, 2023 at 5:12 pm

    Love the videos! I have a question about downloadable 3d files. I know SketchUp has available files for laying out your woodshop, with scale models of real tools. Im probably going with Shapr3D for furniture design but wondered if I can use it to layout my future shop upgrades.

  22. N. R. on August 10, 2023 at 5:14 pm

    Hi. The pencil you use doesn’t look like an Apple pencil …. what is it, I am looking for an affordable pencil that works with Shapr. Thanks for you’re reply.

  23. K Hervé on August 10, 2023 at 5:15 pm

    To me it’s the pricing model, I can’t justify paying that per month, they need a once off pricing and maybe make you pay to upgrade it

  24. Kenneth Matteson on August 10, 2023 at 5:15 pm

    can you do a cut list form this also can it do interior design loved your video

  25. J Michael Stone on August 10, 2023 at 5:15 pm

    Great video! I’m a little late to the party, since I *JUST* heard of Shapr3D. Looks like they’ve increased their price, though, so it’s now the same price (per year) as Sketchup Pro. I wish it were possible to merge parts of these two programs. The modeling looks great on Shapr3D, but I’ve come to rely too much on extensions like OpenCutList in Sketchup. Incidentally (and someone else may have mentioned this in another comment)… the part where you said it’s difficult to resize the piece with the 45° bevel cut in Sketchup…. would actually be really easy: just select the four lines that make up the end of the piece, and then use the Move tool to shorten/lengthen the piece as needed. It’ll preserve the angle.

  26. Lumoo on August 10, 2023 at 5:17 pm

    Love this how you went in details on the two programs, exactly what I’ve been looking for.

  27. Samadhi State on August 10, 2023 at 5:17 pm

    What an excellent review, well done. I want to create models for 3D printing various parts. What would you recommend? I have some Sketchup experience but found it frustrating in some ways.

  28. karl greene on August 10, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    I wish they didn’t do the subscription model. I don’t know if I’ll buy them because of this. I don’t like the idea of renting their program.

  29. Nathan Chapel on August 10, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    Which monitor do you have? That thing is nice

  30. BillNicholsTV on August 10, 2023 at 5:19 pm

    Thanks for this great help on the two of these

  31. Lucas Mayer on August 10, 2023 at 5:20 pm

    Hi Do you have a video how to convert 2D images to 3D?

  32. Jana Slaníková on August 10, 2023 at 5:20 pm

    im usig sketchup 8 and iˇve made a lot ´´mini´´ ‘cities for my friend who is making city models for our school

  33. ilKamuTube on August 10, 2023 at 5:21 pm

    In the area of 3D graphics social media would only be talking about Shapr3D if there was a more accessible version for amateur users.

  34. Magdiel on August 10, 2023 at 5:22 pm

    Pencil ? Where can I buy it?

  35. 31acruz on August 10, 2023 at 5:22 pm

    Nice video, very informative. If I designed a ski rack in Shapr3D and then wanted to show it rendered with actual skis. Would I have to create the skis as well, or does Shapr3D have a sort of Library I can download incidentals from? Or even basic environments I can place my designed parts/products to display them in a more realistic way?

  36. Nimrod Regev on August 10, 2023 at 5:24 pm

    You are a spokesperson. You ignore the way SketchUp work to sell your product. So much for impartiality.

  37. MAGA MAN on August 10, 2023 at 5:25 pm

    What an absolutely horrible interface. I’m guessing this is another sponsored video, like the rest I have seen for this program.

  38. Anthony Grey on August 10, 2023 at 5:25 pm

    Hi Alex, me again (GreyDesignwoodworking) Certainly feels like Shap3r3D is the design software of choice for modelling. I have 20 years experience in AutoCAD so you’d have thought i would just design my projects in that… Shap3r looks to me as though it would be easier and quicker. As for sketchup; I found that programme infuriating, having to make components and the if there was a change in dimensions having to redraw it. Anyway, as always. You ar great at what you do. I have nearly caught up with your back catalogue of content 🙂

  39. Dylan Hannah on August 10, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    Im from Shapr3d but looking at Sketchup for its "wrap" features which shapr3d doesn’t have.

  40. Hasmirul on August 10, 2023 at 5:27 pm

    i’ve been ssing around on a friends soft soft for years, finally bought it. I found your videos and instantly subscribed and have been

  41. JGW Goran Jelenić on August 10, 2023 at 5:27 pm

    Is it possible to do everything nessecery to do a cnc project on tablet?
    Cad,cam and cnc?

  42. Studio 57 on August 10, 2023 at 5:29 pm

    You got me at 10:00 mark, sketch up is not my option!! 🙏😌

  43. Nathen Brewer on August 10, 2023 at 5:31 pm

    Is there any plugin or workaround to be able to edit multiple objects at the same time? The feature to edit a component and all of it’s copies is what I like most from Sketchup.

  44. Brian Hodgson on August 10, 2023 at 5:32 pm

    Love your vids, very simple and basic comparisons

  45. Steven Rogers on August 10, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    I’ll start with that I pay for Shapr3d and Sketchup and am not paid by either one like this guy in the video. He does have a lot of great videos for shapr3d though, but clearly biased.

    Sketchup is overwhelming at first but it also wasn’t designed for the ipad. The simplicity of Shapr3d is amazing, virtually no learning curve, and it’s so easy to sit and design with the pencil.

    Now I use both for woodworking, as a hobbyist mostly, and often in conjunction when I’ve done bigger projects like my kitchen. I’ve spent a decent amount of time on both now and there is a reason you never see actual woodworkers using Shapr3d but instead using Sketchup. THE CUTLIST capability on sketchup, without it shaprd3d doesn’t cut it (see what i did there) leaving it as concept drawings! **talking about woodworking here** Until the create that function sketchup will always be the best for woodworking and now they have an app for the ipad (haven’t tried it).

    Shapr3d is best used for 3d printers and/or my Shapeoko CNC router; where high precision really maters, CAM applications. Most casual woodworkers, like myself, just want straight lines, don’t need to spin a cabinet around to see if its perfect, and simply don’t need that high level of detail that Shapr3d offers nor want to drop 1k on an ipad and ipad pencil (I did though). I just tried the desktop version of Shapr3d and it’s a joke next to sketchup, if you have to use a laptop get the free 2017 version of sketchup. All that said, I use the free 2017 version of sketchup and it’s great.

  46. RunanGun90 on August 10, 2023 at 5:34 pm

    Sketchup used to be great back when you could use extensions and off the desktop even with the free versions, before Trimble turned it into a cashgrab. I’ll keep rockin 2017 for as long as I can

  47. databang on August 10, 2023 at 5:35 pm

    Yo, thanks for the nFo. Thanks for the comparison, it’s useful. Peace.

  48. Simon mustermann on August 10, 2023 at 5:36 pm

    what kind of pen is that ?

  49. Chris Kelly on August 10, 2023 at 5:38 pm

    Watched this to see if there are any good alternatives to SketchUp. The way you tried to extend the surface in SketchUp at around 9:00 is completely wrong. Just select the edges and move them. It couldn’t be simpler. SketchUp is extremely easy to draw with and modify your drawings, especially if you use components. This does not give an accurate impressions of it’s simplicity.

  50. Softtronics Solutions S.A. on August 10, 2023 at 5:38 pm

    ¿How to compensate in Shapr3d the SketchUp flexometer tool ?, I have used that tool to make guide marks to help me in modeling.