London, UK – London, United Kingdom – Open Screen Ltd. today released Archisketch 3.0, a major upgrade to its scale-aware sketching app on iPad for architects and designers, now empowering collaboration with anyone, anywhere, on site or across the globe. Archsketch 3.0 introduces a new application infrastructure that supports “Plus Pack” add-on modules to expand the possibilities already built into Archisketch. The first two Plus Pack modules – Colour Plus and iCloud Plus – are also available today.
Colour Plus provides professional color handling features such as gradient fills, extended colour palettes, assigning multiple palettes to drawings, global shared colour palettes and the ability to pick up a colour value right from a screen.
iCloud Plus lets Archisketch customers do more with iCloud than saving files to and from iCloud Drive. The iCloud Plus pack actually empowers collaboration, letting multiple people on a team make changes to Archisketch drawings. The iCloud Plus Pack also enables saving Archisketch projects and PDF files to iCloud Drive as an extra backup.
In addition, all Archisketch 3.0 customers can now exercise more granular control than ever before. Now, customers can set specific, custom snap intervals to measuring units, which will remain consistent at all zoom levels for the drawing. The version 3.0 upgrade provides more options for finer adjustments to dimension lines and leader lines. Dot terminators are now available for leader lines.
Customers working with clients can now disable the Draw with Finger feature for a more tactile, interactive client presentation. This lets a presenter continue to draw, edit and make changes using all of the creative expressiveness of working with an Apple Pencil(R), while allowing the client to touch all over the screen and still not impact the drawing.
“Archisketch 3.0 represents a major leap forward in our ability to let designers and architects add capabilities to Archisketch,” explained Reza Farhad, founder of Open Screen Ltd. “The game plan is to add universally-desired improvements to the app itself, just like the terrific new features in Archsketch 3.0. Not everyone will want every Plus Pack, thus we can avoid app bloat by offering the related feature sets separately. For those who want to collaborate, or want more colour features, the first two Plus Packs have you covered.”
Archisketch is a scale-aware sketching program ideal for Architects, interior and landscape designers, product designers, design students, or anyone working with design on an iPad.
Inspired by the tradition of sketching on a tracing pad, Archisketch brings sketching into the modern era on an iPad. Archisketch helps architects and designers visualize, capture and explore their ideas using layers, symbols, colours, dimension guidelines, 2D grids, isometric and axonometric 3D grids, and even smart one- and two-point perspectives for 3D. When finished, drawings can be printed to scale directly from the iPad up to A1 size, or exported to PDF, which can be included in a CAD application, or uploaded to Adobe Creative Cloud.
Pricing, Availability and Compatibility
Archisketch 3.0 requires iOS 11.0 or later, and is a recommended update available free of charge to all Archisketch customers. Archisketch 3.0 is available today from the App Store as a free trial download for use with up to 50 shapes in one project, with an in-app license purchase for unlimited shapes and projects for $14.99 (USD) standalone, and for $24.99 with unlimited shapes and projects with both the Colour Plus and iCloud Plus Packs included. Both Plus Packs are available today for fully licensed customers only. The Colour Plus Pack and iCloud Plus Pack can be purchased together for $9.99 (USD). Individually, the Colour Plus Pack is available for $4.99 and the iCloud Plus Pack is available for $6.99. For more information on Archisketch, visit Archisketch’s official website.
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