Sketchup on a touchscreen tablet
Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:53 AM
I have 2 questions for you, nerds / woodworkers. First, who has tried sketchup on a tablet (ipad or else)? IS it doable? Is the touchscreen usable?
And what about drawing on sketchup with a ... "drawing tablet" (? not sure how to name this stuff to make the difference with an ipad-like device, something like that: http://www.amazon.co...t/dp/B000WEHJHG)?
Is it better? quicker? what do you think?
Posted 27 August 2011 - 04:41 PM
SketchUp is not available for the iPad/smartphones and I think that as precise as finger gestures are today they are still not precise enough for precision drawing of any kind CAD included.
That said, I AM using (and have for many many years) a tablet on my computers and I find that it not only easier to do things than a mouse as well as some things that would be impossible to do with a mouse (freehand drawing/selecting for example) it is also much easier on the hands/palms/arms and less tiring.
the only thing that I can see people might not like about it is that there is no scroll wheel - but there ARE alternatives to that.
Posted 02 September 2011 - 09:17 AM
That said, the geek in me wonders if you could get it running on a tablet somehow. I bet it would be so convoluted that the process and resulting bragging rights would be epic.
Posted 02 September 2011 - 11:27 AM
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Posted 02 November 2011 - 11:58 AM
I have it from a very good source that Google is working on something that will work with the iPad. I don't have any details, but expect it some time in the near future.
Posted 03 November 2011 - 01:40 AM
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Posted 03 November 2011 - 08:01 PM
A viewing-only app makes a lot of sense for an iPad, since a tablet is more of an information "consumption" model, as opposed to a "creation" model.
I have no desire to create on my iPad, my fat fingers would make a big mess. But I would love to be able to navigate through a model with a customer. Maybe change colors or backgrounds.
Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:38 AM
Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:35 PM
great for explaining projects to clients etc, but you can't edit the files.
it is cheap as well.
Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:46 PM