Morpholio, which specialises in smartphone apps for artists, designers, and photographers, has launched a new app for architects.
Tracepro provides user assistance during the administration phase of a construction project, so architects don’t waste their time designing by hand.
Architects have always been faced with the challenge of making critical design decisions in the field. On-site design is on the rise, and more design appears to be happening in construction than in concept. Scope changes, budgets, and fast-paced schedules have compelled important on-site decisions and alterations. So have contractor errors, changed field conditions, and client changes.
Tracepro for iPhone is an architect app that changes site visits by importing major components of the design process into construction administration. Architects can make field changes in seconds, make smarter markups by measuring drawings and photos, and even use a scaled map to make window adjustments. They can then leave the site with the problem solved and all changed documented.
According to morpholio co-founder Anna Kenoff, CA is the essence of the process. This architect app contains five CA tools that can forever change the way that architects do site visits.
On-site AR Drawing
The iPhone AR creates exact perspective grids and allows design modifications, corrections, and changes to be sketched in seconds. Field views can also be captured and imported into an iPad for more detailed drawings.
Architects can take photos, register the scale, and then accomplish any necessary markups from anywhere. The stencil and text tools create clear clouds and annotations that can be saved and send back to the team immediately from the site.