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.
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.
Trace removes distortion and preserves scale, regardless of how you hold your phone.
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.
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
Choose just the parts of the capture that you want by using the Selection Tool.
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.
Pre-orders placed on Shapertools.com will ship on a first-come-first-served basis beginning in December.
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.
Go to trace.shapertools.com to launch the Trace application. If it's your first visit, you'll be prompted to either log in or create an account.