Today Apple pulled out perhaps the mother of all upgrades for those with 9.7 inch iPads. They introduced the new 9.7 inch iPad Pro.
Of course, while this device was anticipated after rumors broke a few weeks ago, what is nearly impossible to anticipate are what applications (apps) Apple may use to showcase their latest hardware. For this Apple event, Apple chose to focus quite a bit on an app for architecture.
Mr. Pro, Meet Mr. Pro
Architects and designers have been salivating over Apple’s first iPad Pro, introduced six months ago, due in no small measure to its amazing combination of performance and new Apple Pencil. But many architects carry their iPad around in one hand on the construction site, something the much larger first iPad Pro made a bit difficult. Today’s new 9.7 iPad Pro solves this dilemma.
One of the most popular mobile apps that architects use in the field this way is Graphisoft’s BIMx Pro, an app heavily featured in both the actual keynote and the product feature film for the new, smaller iPad Pro. BIMx Pro is a professional software tool with a lot of power and is perfect for the new iPad Pro. But what makes BIMx Pro so special to feature on today’s introduction is in the way it exhibits the use of the powerful graphics capabilities of Apple’s latest device.
Unlike any software ever seen before, when BIMx was introduced a few years ago, it did something truly remarkable—it showed the relationship between an architect’s drawings to a Building Information Model (BIM). It seamlessly married the relationship of “drawings”—something the public understands conceptually is what architects do—with “BIM workflows,” the modern era method in which buildings are designed and constructed today, and which the public has little or poor understanding.
The award-winning Graphisoft BIMx Pro is a very worthy app to showcase on the new 9.7 inch iPad Pro.
The iPad Pro range of devices have the graphics power of a Microsoft Xbox 360. That’s a ton of graphics power. BIMx Pro can already quickly visually spin around, navigate, and “live section” amazingly large building models on iPad devices. But with today’s line of iPad Pro devices the range and capacity seems truly inspiring. Best of all, this new optimally sized iPad Pro works ideally for architects who need the perfect balance between portability and drawing or sketching screen “real estate.”
The folks back in Hungary—Graphisoft’s home country—must be delighted in seeing BIMx Pro featured so prominently in the 9.7 inch iPad Pro’s presentation and product film. For an awarding-winning app that was noted as being ahead of its time a few years ago when introduced, it has finally found its perfect match in the new 9.7 inch iPad Pro.