Ever since Apple announced the launch of the supersized iPad Pro tablet and its Pencil companion, the anticipation grew which new apps—specifically developed for designers and creatives—could fully make use of the enhanced capacity: a more powerful A9X processor, larger 12.9-inch Retina display and stylus precision encouraged potential new features that neither traditional tablets nor desktop computers had been capable of. "It could offer a lot to designers who still bring out tracing paper before launching inDesign or Rhino," Nicholas Korody wrote on Archinect after the product launch in September.
Here is some more information we've received from Morpholio:
Trace Pro Unleashes 5 Super Tools:
Hyper Zooming with Scale:
Zoom from a plan sketch, into a room, into the furniture, and ultimately into the details. Trace offers you this opportunity in one set of drawings and all to scale on independent sheets. One background could give you as many drawings as you want at any scale, in any layout, in seconds.
Designware: Stencils, Pens and Rulers:
Remember the old clear zip envelope of the architect’s stencils? Now imagine that at any scale and with you at any time. Draw an entire garden in seconds with a tree stencil, or add scale figures to any section. Not just smart, but fun to use, they offer a favorite technique of architectural drawing in a new way.
Every layer of Trace is now its own drawing with a life of its own, in order to maximize your control. Hide or open layers while you manipulate their paper type and opacity. Assign a scale or name to a layer to make it a drawing. Use layers to make as many drawings as you need.
After your drawings are done, break out to discover an entire new world of export. Control title blocks, layers and borders to make a quick set of sketches into set of official drawings in an instant. Send to a contractor, colleagues or client in seconds.
No drawing would be complete without a desk to draw it on. You can now zoom out of any drawing and use three fingers to move a sheet of Trace anywhere you want. Spread out three options across a layout. Shift a sheet of trace to move a bathroom to another location. Put old studies off to the side. The entire work area is open and easy to maneuver.
Morpholio engaged four of the most exciting future voices in design from its community of elite members. See them discuss the importance of drawing in the design process here:
Featured designers include: Gabrielle Brainard, Senior Associate, SHoP Architects, Olin McKenzie, Associate Design Director, SOM, Sam Dufaux, Associate Principle, Workac, Sean Gallagher, Associate, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
If designers can be supplied with digital tools fueled by analog thinking, they will advance the early phases of the design process without allowing overly complex software to hijack creativity. Trace Pro is the drawing software for ideation, that optimizes the relationship between designers and devices, making creative work more productive and more meaningful. It is not only a new way of working it is part of the latest renaissance in drawing, imagining the heart of the designer merged with the brain of a computer.