Archisketch 2.9 for iPad Now Available
Open Screen Ltd. has released the latest version of Archisketch, their scale-aware sketching app for iPad. With its freehand sketching features and solid line drawing tools, Archisketch provides a simple, effective early-stage design and development solution with none of the complications of the CAD and BIM software traditionally used in the design industry.
Archisketch users are not only enjoying the ease with which they can now produce scale drawings but many of them are also finding the app to be a useful stepping stone to the digital age. Take dvdbrwn, for example, who ended his five-star App Store review with these words: “This review from a senior, now transitioning to digital drawing after 35 years in the world of paper, pencil, pens and brushes.” Or Ian Clifford, a Project Engineer from Revolusun Massachusetts, who said: “The app is great by the way and saves me so much time! Actually it got me a big raise at work, once I was able to show how much faster solar systems could be designed.”
As well as adding a number of new features and improvements, this version of Archisketch will allow works to be submitted for the “Archisketch Drawing Contest”, which is running during the month of February 2018.
Archisketch Drawing Contest:
Open Screen Limited is now accepting submissions for its “Archisketch Drawing Contest“, with more than $2,500 in prize monies to be won. The competition is free to enter and it’s open to all existing and potential users of Archisketch. The competition aims to demonstrate the wide variety of work that can be produced using Archisketch on the iPad. If you are not an Archisketch user, you can still participate in the competition by becoming a beta tester. This not only gives you full access to Archisketch and allows you to submit to the “Archisketch Drawing Contest”, but it also lets you use the application’s upcoming drawing features in your submissions. To register as a beta tester or for more information on the “Archisketch Drawing Contest” please visit the Archisketch Competition Page.
Version 2.9 of Archisketch features major improvements to the polygon drawing tool – users can now select multiple nodes and then either move them, delete them or round off their corners. In addition, improvements to PDF integration allow sub sets of pdf pages to be imported from multi-page PDF documents. And, wherever possible, non-rasterised PDF files are now generated for emailing. Other enhancements include the ability to search for specific projects by title, and refinements to the measuring tools, allowing for the rounding of two decimal places.
Archisketch 2.9 is available immediately from the App Store as a free download for use with up to 50 shapes in two projects, with an in-app purchase for unlimited shapes and projects for US$9.99 (USD). Version 2.9 requires iOS 11 or later on an iPad, iPad Air or iPad Pro. Support for Apple Pencil requires an iPad Pro.