Patent Design Software

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by AFPoster, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    I have to create a mock-up of my idea for a patent attorney. Does anyone know what type of software is used by Apple to make these mockups? Attached image to give you an idea of what I'm talking about.
     

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  2. CrickettGrrrl, Jan 14, 2013
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    macrumors 6502a

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    Probably a CAD program. You could use a vector graphics app, for example, iDraw is available in the MAS (the devs also have an iOS App). Note: if your drawing is Apple related, iDraw includes shapes libraries & templates for iOS devices, etc., very easy drag & drop. It also has a labeling tool, not something I've used, yet, but it's there.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idraw/id404705039?mt=12



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    You posted an interesting question so I found this Wired article with a slideshow, some are hilarious:
    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/08/the-history-and-artistic-degredation-of-patent-drawings/?pid=3643
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, checking this out now! Also, not Apple related but I need to be able to layout my idea in the same format.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Try a vector drawing software.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Adobe illustrator is the industry standard. you can download a 30 day demo.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Perfect, thank you!
     

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