From Sketch to Vector in Seconds

Draw. Capture. Make.

Shaper Trace is a drawing toolkit that allows you to turn any sketch or drawing into a vector graphic by simply taking a picture. Place the Trace Frame over your sketch and convert it into a Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG) with the Trace App, ready for fabrication using the tool of your choice, from laser cutters and vinyl cutters to CNC machines like Shaper Origin and more.

From Sketch to Vector in Seconds

Centerline or Outline

Trace finds the Centerline of your sketch, providing a clean line that’s optimized for working with laser cutters, vinyl cutters, CNC machines and more.

Instant Conversion, Right from your Phone

Trace removes distortion and preserves scale, regardless of how you hold your phone.

Trace Application

Along with the Trace Frame, you’ll have access to the Trace web application — no subscription required. Unlike a traditional scanning process, Trace uses the camera on your mobile device, allowing you to capture your drawing at any angle without needing to be directly over the image. Trace automatically flattens the image, removing perspective distortion.

Trace App

Access the app from any browser on your phone or tablet with a front-facing camera.


Modify your drawings with the smoothing tool to adjust rough edges

SVG Selection

Choose just the parts of the capture that you want by using the Selection Tool.

Limitless Possibilities


Files saved in the Trace App are immediately available on Origin.

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Laser Cutter

Send SVG files directly to your laser cutter and work with either the centerline or outline from Trace.

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CNC Machine

From engraving lettering to inlays, Trace streamlines workflows for your CNC machine.

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Vinyl Cutter

Add a whole new input to your sticker and vinyl stencil production with Trace.

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Find the offer that suits you best

Shaper Trace

A drawing toolkit for the maker, fabricator, or designer. Includes the Trace Frame, Artist Pen, and unlimited access to the Trace App.

Shaper Trace
$139 CAD

Excl. tax, plus shipping

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Shaper Trace + Case

Includes the Trace frame, an Artist Pen and unlimited access to the Trace app as well as the Trace Case with space for the complete Trace toolkit and an A4 notepad.

Perfect for on the go!

Shaper Trace + Case
$180 CAD

$188 CAD

Excl. tax, plus shipping

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Frequently Asked Questions

No! Trace is a one-time purchase. The kit includes the Trace Frame, an artist pen that we selected, and access to the Trace Application. There's no monthly or recurring charged needed.

You can use Trace with any Apple or Android device with a rear-facing camera and access the app from any modern web browser.

The Trace Frame is 338mm X 248mm with a usable capture area inside the frame measuring 263mm X 173mm.

Yes. Included with each Trace kit is a one-time activation code to access the Trace application with your Shaper account. Once activated, you’ll have unlimited access, no additional subscription required.

No. The Trace activation code included with each Trace kit is valid for only one account. You can, however log in to the same account across multiple devices to use with a shared Trace Frame.