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Apps an architect needs on iPhone and iPad

Apps to make 3D maps

Morpholio Trace

Morpholio Trace

All-in-one architecture and design application. It integrates a drawing tool that allows you to easily develop all your ideas in layers. This is why it is indicated for a large group of design professionals thanks to all the possibilities it offers. But if you don’t want to create from scratch, you can also draw on the maps, photographs or background templates.

With all this, in short, you will be able to create the different maps with your own finger or with the Apple Pencil in the case of having to use the iPad. To this is also added the possibility of visualizing all the work you have done in 3D, ideal for designing specific parts such as a staircase pulling the different options that the vision gives.

Morpholio Trace - Bosquejo CAD
Morpholio Trace - Bosquejo CAD

Live Home 3D

Live Home 3D

Intuitive and feature-packed home design app for any professional to take advantage of. The main features include the ability to create detailed 2D floor plans with spectacular 3D rendering in real time. In this way you will be able to see everything you are creating materialized and even show it to your clients.

The latter is important since thanks to augmented reality you will be able to walk around or inside everything you have created. It integrates tools to draw complete rooms or the vector representation in 2D of the furniture. In real time, the necessary dimensions of walls, ceilings and floors can be made by drawing on a 2D plan.

Live Home 3D - Interior Design
Live Home 3D - Interior Design

AutoCad

Autocad

Every architect knows the AutoCAD program as it is a basic work tool to carry out their task on a day-to-day basis. This mobile tool allows you to edit and view DWG files to be able to use editing tools in order to work on the plans you have created.

In addition, you can also create new drawings on the fly. Added to this is the ability to make precise measurements in situ on the map or move and rotate objects as well as edit their scale. All this can be done without any type of connection so that you can carry AutoCAD on any device and use it in any situation.

AutoCAD
AutoCAD

Make your sketches with these applications

AutoDesk SketchBook

Autodesk

This application believes in the creativity of each of the people. It all starts with a simple idea that you can have for a new project to be able to make different sketches. You have fast and powerful creative drawing tools so you can unleash all your creativity.

To help you in the drawing process, a series of grids are also added that you can customize to your liking. In this way, the fact of drawing a sketch of a simple map can be much easier by not having lines that are crooked or that are not clear at all. Added to this, of course, is the option to enter your own handwritten notes.

Autodesk SketchBook
Autodesk SketchBook

Concepts

COncepts

Always carry a sketchbook with you thanks to this application. You can easily scribble everything that comes to mind wherever you are so your ideas are not lost. They include an important set of very complete design tools so that you do not lack absolutely anything.

All this work is always synchronized with your account in the cloud so that you do not lose it and you can have it available on numerous platforms. This will allow you to have a more adequate workflow in order to organize yourself with the rest of your colleagues or in the office.

Concepts
Concepts

MagicPlan

magicplan

One of the best applications to create your 2D map sketches. You will integrate rooms thanks to the editing tool to finally form your ideal floor plan. To this is also added the possibility of integrating different electrical appliances so that the maps are much more complete in terms of distribution.

To have much clearer ideas, you can always add photographs of the reality that you want to edit and even take your own annotations. In this way you can work anywhere to capture your ideas to structure them later when you go to work in front of professional map editing and construction programs.

magicplan
magicplan

Apps for joint architecture projects

A360: View CAD files

Autocad

Application specially designed for architects and engineers. View 2D and 3D CAD models to load and view any type of file regardless of software. There are many formats that are supported in this application and you can also isolate and view the properties of any object in detail.

What is really interesting about this application is the possibility of inviting other people to join the project that is in progress. This makes it possible to work together and talk about the same issue with knowledge of everything that is happening. Without a doubt it is something essential in any work team.

A360: View CAD files
A360: View CAD files

CAD Pockets

CAD Pockets

This is an application whose main objective is to collaborate between several members on the same project. You simply have to upload a compatible file and invite all the members of your study to collaborate on the same file.

In addition to being able to view these files, it is also possible to edit or take annotations. The editing and creation tools are quite good since it allows you to enter different geometric shapes in a simple way. It also includes different dimensions such as, for example, aligned, radial or angular, among others.

CAD Pockets - Mobile CAD
CAD Pockets - Mobile CAD

BIMx

BIMx

Project communication tool between different colleagues or for clients. In this way you can save the fact of having to print the plans since it can be easily loaded in this application. It is compatible with all projects that have different 3D structures as well as 2D plans.

It includes a super fast 2D documentation viewer as well as several tools for merging and plotting drawings. Building components can have information extracted from BIM. It is fully compatible with AirPrint as well as Google Cardboard VR to optimize the visualization of projects.

BIMx
BIMx

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