iPad for CAD
Over at WorldCAD Access Ralph Grabowski is asking the question of who will get their CAD software to work on iPad first? From what we recall there are already some basic vectorial drawing applications on the iPhone today. Do these count as CAD for iPad?
There is a mention (quoting Randall Newton of AECnews.com) that perhaps it will be the ArchiCAD folks or the Vectorworks folks who will get their CAD on iPad first. The assumption here is likely because they already make OS X native CAD software and because they are big software companies and can afford porting over to the ARM platform. Hmmm…perhaps?
Anyway, I’d be curious from Architosh readers to know what they think about CAD on the iPad. Would you want to draw on it or just do CAD mark-up work, particularly in meetings and in the field? Let us know…comments below appreciated!
Ashlar Vellum News
Ashlar-Vellum has announced the release of Service Pack 2 for Graphite version 8, its top-tier precision 2D/3D wireframe CAD software package.
Highlights of Graphite V8 SP 2 include the ability to support large format printers at higher resolution, direct access to tutorials and sample files from within Graphite and numerous bug fixes and functional improvements.
Robert Bou, president of Ashlar-Vellum commented, “This service pack supports our customers’ demand for bigger and better output from their printers.” The SP 2 update is free to all registered Graphite v8 users, including those with Cobalt and Xenon v8 users with a courtesy license to Graphite.
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