nope. no archicad app. would be cool though. but practically speaking what would it be? ipad2 can't run archicad.
can use pdfs for 2d prints
i think our best bet would be a sketchup app for 3d navigation. exporting to sketchup isn't all that fun though. i seem to get flat planes (walls) that are translated into irregular planes or just planes with at least one diagonal line drawn in there.
VBE for iPad please ... and yes even if it is built from the ground up and has nothing to do with the desktop app (like autocad ws has nothing to do with autocad on the desktop) - a VBE-like presentation tool would be great
I subscribe the need of the iPad version of VBE! And I hope will be soon available an update of VBE too... I'd need some tool to mark the project (title and main data during the load, notes integrated to mark the changes needed, notes to explain in the 3d model the details and solutions...)
Now I have many improvements: anaglyph 3d, sound, zoom, shadows, connect with web on touch some objects, faster time in load, situation plan...
The new samples looks very best than the older in youtube
But i´m developing a comercial project in android (i´m architect no programmer) so I´m very bussy now. When i has some news i'll share with us.
But sure GS has some surprise for us.
giacomolongo wrote: I subscribe the need of the iPad version of VBE! And I hope will be soon available an update of VBE too... I'd need some tool to mark the project (title and main data during the load, notes integrated to mark the changes needed, notes to explain in the 3d model the details and solutions...)
Agree 100%. I would buy an ipad immediately.
The problems is, and I may be wrong, but Graphisoft/Nemetchek is more inclined to the European market than to the american market,and for my understanding the ipad or any other Apple product in Europe is not as big as in USA.
That's been one of my main concerns with Archicad all along.
I'd be all for an app exporter as well if only because it would give us a uniform client side console we could depend on.
Our biggest problem with BIMx is the exported file works only on systems that can specifically handle that specific file. (the larger the model, the larger the export and therefore the better the clients computer has to be) It'd be better if BIMx files were setup for one specific benchmark (like iPad, or for a very specific set of hardware requirements) rather than having a variable output.
I'd rather have features dumbed down on export so it worked universally rather than exporting a file that only works on a $5k workstation.
Sometimes it helps looking around first before typing the question.
I don't own an iPad or any iProduct myself, so I have no idea what the application may end up being, but I imagine it will probably be something along the lines of what most of you are describing and probably similar to what Jose Gomez is developing.
Which means probably somewhere between a mini-VBE like applications that lets you navigate an exported VBE or 3D file, or perhaps a remote driver similar to what Aaron is describing that lets you control the full application remotely from your desktop via you tablet through Wi-Fi.