Morpholio Trace - Sketch CAD

Morpholio Trace - Sketch CAD

By Morpholio LLC

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2012-09-25
  • Current Version: 3.5.70
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 149.01 MB
  • Developer: Morpholio LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 4,207 Ratings


SKETCH, DESIGN, CREATE Trace is THE architecture and design app for EVERYONE. It’s a truly unique drawing tool that allows you to easily develop ideas in layers, communicate via drawing markup, and work fluidly through ALL phases of the design process. Ideal for architects, designers, interior designers, illustrators, or members of any creative culture, it helps you create intelligent sketches and drawings to meet all your design needs. Draw on top of PDFs, maps, photos, images, drawing sets, background templates, and more with extraordinary resolution using exceptional designer tools, brushes and pens. Bring new life to your design process and transform your workflow with the ease, flexibility and the magic of digital hand sketching. Trace has been featured by Wired, Dwell, Fast Company, ArchDaily, Cool Hunting, Dezeen, MacLife, Core77, designboom, Inhabitat, dexigner, Architectural Record, Archinect, Gizmodo and many more. THINGS YOU CAN DO: DESIGN • Develop ideas, options & concepts • Sketch buildings & objects • Layout home, office & landscape renovations MARKUP • Drawing sets & PDFs • Construction site photos • Presentations, renderings or images DRAW • Floor plans, sections & elevations to scale • Site plans & landscaping • Illustrations & presentation images WORK • Make & export drawing sets • Scale & measure drawings or images • Organize by project IPAD + IPHONE FEATURES INCLUDE: • AR PERSPECTIVE FINDER: Set grids in REAL space • SCALE: Draw and measure in metric or imperial • MAPS: Instantly draw over any site to scale • STENCILS: Custom entourage and more • PERSPECTIVE GUIDE: Auto draw to vanishing points • TOOLS: Ruler, triangle, protractor and more • MULTIPLE PAGE PDFS: Markup, order and share • MOVE PAPER: Moves like real trace paper • LAYERS: Copy, mirror, lock and more • EXPORT: Send sets, images and PDFs • FOLDERS: Organize and save your work • PENS AND BRUSHES: A variety of life-like options • SCALE PEN: Smart line weights for precision drawing • IMPORT: Access photo library, Camera, PDF, or Cloud drives • EDIT: Manage layers & iterate drawings • OPACITY: Adjust to highlight or hide information • COLOR: Custom pen palettes for multiple uses • TEMPLATES: Custom backgrounds for multiple uses Morpholio Trace subscription plans are available in the following options: •TraceEssentials annually for $4.99 USD •TracePremium annually for $9.99 USD •TracePro annually for $19.99 USD Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Subscriptions are automatically renewed unless cancelled at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel a subscription during the active period. Manage your subscriptions in your Account Settings after purchase. Privacy policy: Terms of use: We would be thrilled to have Morpholio Trace be a part of your creative process. Designed to be beautifully simple, clean and familiar in its canary yellow “trace paper” background, you can use trace to build an idea, as well as simplify many other forms of feedback in the design process. We hope you enjoy Trace and if there are any specific ways it could be improved for your use, please send us your feedback.



  • Generic Update Details

    By Pixelpusher636
    Come on.. don’t be lazy tell us what’s changed in this update. Is it worth my time to update? Is it a bug that was effecting me? If it’s not maybe I don’t want to update and risk getting a bug I currently do not have. Details, use those words.
  • Best design app EVER

    By Old Architect
    As an old time designer in retirement, used to sketching ideas on flimsy paper, when I discovered this app I was stunned as to how easy it was to use and how incredible this app is. Until this app, it was very hard to be able to sketch over a pdf image and most of all it was almost impossible to do so to scale. I love using it and it’s been an incredible tool for personal projects as well as doing design sketches for friends looking to improve their homes or add to their vacation cottages! The BEST! Period!
  • A neat little app.

    By ZonFire99
    To even think about using this app you have to create an account. Profiles and accounts should absolutely be optional. How can I trust a company I don’t even know to not leak my personal information or get compromised themselves? Not everything needs to be create an account, it’s unnecessary and down right annoying.
  • I don’t like dead spots

    In one spot there is a dead spot and I don’t like to draw where there is a dead spot I like to use the hole page
  • Tools hard to use accurately

    By JAL100000000
    Interesting idea and examples look good, but tools are difficult to be accurate with, scale function is twitchy, drawing tools while them seem to be mimics of real tools do not perform like real markers (dry markers only are offered) , washes or pencils. The AR tool is still something I am trying to figure out what to use it on. The pen tools work well, except with very fine lines which make the line look sketchy not like a fine pen. If you want to perform a blended marker wash - the tool only seems to do dry markers. I work on large projects so the screen gets filled with the dense floor plan which by definition has a hard time making fine lines. So, I have to break the floor plan into sections to get enough resolution to use the tools as intended. If you work on different kinds of projects you Might not encounter the same issues. I encourage to look at the examples, they are all small projects.
  • adds to your workflow

    By javippittaluga
    integrates seamlessly to your workflow so you can modify drawings wth ease. THE ADDED CAPABILITY OF 3D AND MAPS ARE AN INCREDIBKY POWERFULL TOOL.
  • I hoped for better... I’ll be cancelling

    By caitiekay
    I think this app is way over rated. It’s really just a sketching app, nothing you can do any precision with, and Procreate is FAR BETTER to sketch with. Don’t expect any kind of precision measuring or drawing detail. Zooming in is terribly pixelated. The perspective tool is so frustrating due to lack of detail and raster images. Lines don’t snap so your perspective lines can be way off. With perspective turned on the apple pencil has serious parallax and lag. If zoomed in even a little the pencil won’t draw or draws on the wrong projection line while in perspective. This is completely unacceptable and makes the perspective function useless for anything other than very rough concept sketching. Procreate’s perspective is much better. Layers are really frustrating; you can’t merge layers or copy selections to new layers, if you want to draw on a lower layer you have to turn off the ones above rather than select the lower level. If you want a higher resolution zoomed in, you have to create a new layer; but then you can’t merge layers, so you end up with tons of layers.
  • Great app

    By pushthepig
    Really great drawing app.
  • Best design tool for me

    As a non professional with a need to draw up woodworking plans and other projects Trace has allowed me to improve my drawings and plans 1000 percent The ability to start with a single element and then set the scale based on that first part of a plan makes for accuracy I was not able to achieve before. The saving from my greatly reduced waste and errors has more than paid for the annual pro subscription Pack full of many tools I continue to discover and master thanks to their continued supporting emails and training segments. Thanks and highly recommended.
  • Great app for concepts in the field!

    By Mikezots
    No, it’s not “real” CAD: it’s raster based, for one thing. But then, this isn’t something I use for production. I create base plans with a laser and another iPad app, then import this as a base plan into Trace. From there, it’s like using trace paper: sketch out concepts, refine, illustrate, label and export. Plus there’s a nifty perspective drawing tool that you can use over a site photo. At the end, the client gets an annotated PDF file, ready for comments (or a file I can combine into a notebook). Why not 5 stars? The export function could use some form of layer sets to export plan and sketches without having to go back and turn off/on layers. As far as I know, you can’t control page layout, and sometimes the app gets it wrong: vertical plan in horizontal layout. There are workarounds, but it would be wonderful if these things were built-in. Likewise, the AR stuff is a great idea, but often does what it wants instead of what I want.