Architecture app in today's iPad pro keynote?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by imHappy, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. imHappy macrumors regular

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    Guys,

    As the title says, does anyone know the name of the first app shown during the ipad pro video in the keynote?

    It was a 3d viewer and cad plan app all in one.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Not architecture - CAD. The CAD app I saw in action during the presentation is AutoCAD 360, with additional exposure of Concepts - another pretty cool app.
     
  3. JacobVR macrumors newbie

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    One thing i think that's missing from iPad Pro + Pencil discussion is the actual software applications and how they work for our workflow. I mark-up drawings all the time on my Mac with Preview. Where's the Preview App for the iPad Pro? I do a lot of marking up shop-drawings by hand as well, mainly because it's faster than doing it on the computer. What about sketching over drawings or viewing drawings to a specific scale on-screen? The Notes App is nice for drawing with a ruler but there's no line-weight settings or number on the actual ruler tool. And there is no "Western" handwriting recognition on the keyboard for taking notes? There's also no quick way to get to the notes app from the lock-screen. The camera has one, why not the Notes app, considering the Pencil interface is so prevalent for the Pro... I keep thinking of missing Software interfaces where the Pencil would work great with but there is no good solution in the iOS Platform that supports more analog interfaces. As of the last few years with Apple products, the Hardware team is hitting home runs with every release, but the software team is fouling out. This device will work very well for Architectural Illustrators or Rendering professionals, but not for Day-to-Day architects, or the Designer that were classically train (mostly by hand) like me.
    As for price, people always complain about how "overpriced" apple products are. That's a moot point when the productivity is increased or bettered by Apple's products. The value you get from Apple products is in the integration and the free updates on software and OS updates. Support is great and the products have good longevity. You definitely get what you pay for.
     
  4. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    I disagree with you here, for too many reasons. Yes, a "Preview" application across platforms would be a "good thing" - but Preview isn't that application platform, for too many reasons...

    If budget is not an issue, then we're not having this discussion here. There are too many options available to persons/companies that have a budget - Preview is not a tool for delineation/markup/commenting AND design. Preview on OS X is a joke for commenting and markup - it's a viewer, and not much more than than that. Even Acrobat DC is a far more effective tool for this kind of thing, and it's only $50 per month (and that includes PS, Illustrator, InDesign, etc., etc., etc.).

    If a budget is an issue, then Preview is NOT the tool to use for this kind of work, on either OS platform - there's plenty of better alternatives. The AutoCAD and it's related iOS app on the Fusion 360 platform provide much better cross-platform design and markup options - and, with the enthusiast license being free for a 1-year renewable license for under US$100k, it's a no-brainer option.

    Preview on OS X is a OS-specific PDF "viewer" application with application-specific markup options. Simply put, pick a cross-platform option that already exists - there's several of them already in existence that already work, some free, some at minimal cost.
     

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