is Ipad a good tablet for architecture student?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kyearn, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Is ipad a good tablet for architecture student.. I had an imac and a macbook Pro. Would like to know if ipad would be good for a student for architecture course and how it help?

    Thanks:)
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    I can't speak for your curriculum but my ipad helped me a lot with my science classes. My advice to you would be to go on the itunes store on your Mac and see if there are any apps for architects that will benefit you. I'm sure there are some out there.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    I guess it depends on what you want to use it for. I love it for everything but graphic design and writing research papers.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Normally what do you use your ipad for in uni? What apps its good for uni and how you use it for?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    are you doing design as well?? how ipad help you in university?
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Well for chemistry I used eleMints for a good reference to the periodic table. For AnP, I used various apps that teach you the locations of all the bones and muscles of the body. I also rented 2 textbooks last semester through the coursesmart app which meant that I always had my books with me when I had my ipad. There is also a blackboard app so you can access all your school's blackboard features as long as they support it. I also had various video podcasts on it so I can watch lectures that I downloaded from itunes. I never used it to record my own class lectures though. I use my MBP for that.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Well you don't have to carry around a laptop. You can take notes, write emails, access files via Dropbox, and there are Apps for justmabout everything else. Would I survive without an iPad? Yes, but I am enjoying it.
     
  8. macrumors G5

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    My architect friend uses iPad for portfolio supplement.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi there
    What do you mean by portfolio supplement
     
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    You can load it up with 1000s of photos of your favorite buildings and other design inspirations, and take pictures of new inspirations. This alone is worth the price of admission in my book. You can bet if Cesar Pelli had the chance to own an iPad 30 years ago, he'd have jumped at it.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    ?I want to use mine when I get one mainly as a digital sketchpad, or to use the Animation apps to rehone my skills.

    I see the iPad as being moreso for creative types. Though I can't operate it just by touch, need a stylus to draw on it the way I'm used to.
     

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