iPad App for Woodwork Design?

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Please forgive the off-topic post but I just got a new iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil and I was looking for any good recommendations on drawing apps that might work well for woodworking design.  I have always struggled with SketchUp (sorry SU fans!) so 99% of the time, I end up sketching my designs the old-fashioned way with pencil and paper but I would really love to find some simple drawing app that might let me take one step closer to simple design nirvana.

Thanks for any advice.



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Go to the App Store on your iPad.  In the search box type  Drafting and search.  There will be many displayed.  Along the top will be a way to select "iPad Only" do that as iPhone app are listed also.  Prices range from 29.95 to Free.  Be cautious of the free ones (they say Get ) as there often in app purchase needed for full function and so are not really free for most use. Also some, like AutoCAD 360 are for view flies from a computer based AutoCAD program.  You can also search for CAD which will give some the same and some different than a Drafting search.  From a very quick look at the list using Drafting gave a somewhat better list.  I have not used any of them as I am a sketchup user. 

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On 12/22/2018 at 6:22 AM, Masterjack said:

Check out Shapr3d...

Wow! Nice app, very iPad and pencil friendly... but $400 a year subscription is VERY steep!

I understand it’s in the CAD space but to use it for Hobby is unaffordable

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