Morpholio Trace: Best iPad App For Architect, Landscape Architecture, Interior Desig. Drawing by Sean Gallagher
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Awarded ‘Best Apps’ for architects, landscape architects and interior designers, Trace is the dream architecture drawing software. Perfect with iPad and Apple Pencil, Trace combines the beauty and speed of sketching with the intelligence and precision of CAD. Whether you’re making initial project concepts, schematic sketches and design details or just working on site visits with construction administration and high-res PDF drawing set markups, Morpholio Trace is everything you need to be an architect, landscape designer or interior designer in one amazing app.

Welcome to your new favorite drawing app.

Transform Your Workflow

Experience the next level of creative mobility and flexibility with the best app for architects and design. From your first sketch to construction and beyond, let Trace be your go to iPad and iPhone app for the entire design process. Download now and see for yourself why Trace is the perfect design and architectural software for concepts, schematic design, detailing, presentation, construction documents, site visits and so much more.

Draw to Scale

Working on a project, drawing, design or markup and need to quickly draw to SCALE? With Trace you can set any drawing to scale in seconds, add scaled grids to sketch over, draw straight lines anywhere with Super Ruler, Protractor and Triangle. Now, draft or sketch floor plans, sections, elevations, details and more with CAD like scale and accuracy.

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iPad Drawing by Kritika Thakur

Sketch with Designer Stencils

Never worry about drawing people, entourage, trees, graphics, or furniture again thanks to these incredible stencils. You can also create your own custom architectural, interior or designer stencils to make every drawing bespoke and beautiful in seconds.

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iPad Drawing by Barbara Dokshina

Markup PDFs Anywhere

Get the freedom to markup full CAD drawing sets, presentations, rendering packages, site reports and documents at your desk or on the go. And…you will look so much smarter doing it in Trace. Enjoy, these easy and powerful PDF tools made especially for architects, interior designers, and landscape designers that will not only save time and paper but also cut out your unwanted printing and plotting costs.

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iPad Drawing by Morpholio

Set Architectural and Design Perspectives

Create immersive and stunning perspective drawings using automated guides, grids and drawing assist. With Trace, you can now sketch beautiful 1-point, 2-point or 3-point perspective drawings with ease.

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iPad Drawing by Joshua Vel

Add Smart Fills and Hatches

Calculating the areas in a sketch is already difficult, but doing it live, without a single straight line, in seconds? Now that’s a tall ask! Meet Smart Fill, a tool that not only calculates the area of any fill, but actually updates as you draw. Plus, with Smart Hatch, you can now add beautiful hatch patterns for architecture, interior design, landscape design and more.

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Pens So Real, You Won't Believe It

If you want pens that are stunningly realistic, simple to use and crafted specifically for the design community, you will love having these at your fingertips. The new architectural and designer pen set includes Fine Marker, Brush Nib Marker, Ultra Fine Marker, Technical Pen, Graphite Pencil, Roller Brush, Watercolor Brush, Chisel Marker, Grease Pencil and Charcoal.

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iPad Drawing by Russ Tyson, Whitten Architects & Ken Studtmann, Emma Kelly Landscape

Draw Over 3D Models

Have you ever wished you could have a 3D model inside your sketchbook? And…that it would automatically generate perspective lines for you? And then…you could fly between any view you want? Well, let Trace show you the magic.

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iPad Drawing by Amin Zakaria

Dimension Drawings

Simply tap, tap, pull. With Trace you can sketch dimension anywhere, add a dimension string, annotate angles, and even customize your sketch style. And with layer control, you can add unique dimension layers for different rooms, areas or drawings.

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Morpholio Trace: Best iPad App for Architects, dimension drawings
iPad Drawing by Amin Zakaria

Scan Any Room to Make a 3D Model

Get ready to “Scan, Set, Sketch” with RoomPlan! With Morpholio‘s game changing RoomPlan integration, utilizing Apple’s LiDAR scanner, you can scan any room effortlessly with your iPhone or iPad, creating a scaled 3D model instantly to sketch over.

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iPad Drawing by Joshua Gregg

Like Smooth Curves?

If you ever wanted next-level natural fluidity and finely tuned adjustment to draw irresistibly smooth lines at just the right curve, this will make your day. Meet “Smooth Curves,” your new favorite tool for every design discipline and more!

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iPad Drawing by Bolt Mahitti Wongratchatanun

AR Perspective Finder

Did you know you can now use Augmented Reality (AR) in Trace to set up perspectives in seconds? And…did we mention they are accurate to SCALE? Simply launch an "AR Perspective" project in Trace, set your grid and then capture the view. You are now ready to sketch in perspective with guides, grids and vanishing points automatically set for you.

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Apple Pencil Perfect

Morpholio Trace was created to be the perfect architectural app for iPad and Apple Pencil. Optimized for an incredible and immersive Apple Pencil + Apple Pencil Pro experience, it offers users a chance to discover the powerful fluidity of squeeze, haptic feedback, barrel roll, double tap, pressure, tilt, hover, smoothness and more.

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iPad Drawing by Rodrigo Cavcal

Site Visits with Trace for iPhone

Change the way you do construction administration and site reports forever. Imagine being able to annotate site photos for a field report, draw a perspective in seconds for a construction change, measure drawings for smarter markups, scan a room effortlessly for sketching over, or use scaled maps to site a project for best view or solar orientation. Now you can – on your iPad and your iPhone.

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Who is Using Trace?

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Why Does Drawing Matter?

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  • “Trace opened my eyes to the fact that sketching on glass was even more powerful than paper.”

    Sean A. Gallagher
    Principal & Director of Sustainable Design, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  • “Morpholio Trace stands out as a unique software that seamlessly merges the personal touch of sketching ideas with the power of drawn visualizations”

    Simon Yu
    Director, Zaha Hadid Architects
  • “Trace is an essential app for architects.”

    Dami Lee
    Architect + YouTuber

5 Easy Ways to Get Started

Ready to make mastering Morpholio Trace fun, fast and easy? Whether you’re an architect, interior designer, landscape architect, industrial design or a DIY pro, here are some exciting and simple ways to get started and discover all the incredible things you can do.

  • Free Group or Office Demo!

    For groups, friends, or teams of 5 of more, schedule a free, live introduction with one of our Trace experts in person or via zoom.

  • Quick “How To” Videos

    Explore an extensive playlist of beginner tutorial videos.

  • Easy User Guide

    Visit our new user guide to learn about every feature.

  • Trace for Business

    Are you a firm, business, office, or institution and interested in Trace for a large group of employees or students? Enroll in Apple Business Manager (ABM) & Apple School Manager (ASM).

  • Trace for Education

    Are you a student, faculty, teacher, or staff with an academic institution? Morpholio is thrilled to now offer a special Trace Edu Subscription.

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What’s the best app for architects, Interior designers, landscape designers, DIY’ers and Industrial designers?

Designers across the globe have spoken, and the verdict is in. Whether it’s the best app for architecture, interior design, landscape architecture or industrial design Morpholio is beyond honored to be featured as top iPad apps for architects and designers as well as best software for architects across the world’s leading design journals including ArchDaily, Designboom, Dezeen, Archinect, The Architect’s Newspaper, Architizer, Curbed, Dwell, Design Milk, Architect Magazine, Core 77, Interior Design Magazine, Creative Bloq, Architectural Record, Elle Décor, Wired, Metropolis, House Beautiful, and Architectural Digest.

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Trace for Architects

Created by architects, for architects, meet the best app for architecture where you can draw and design concept sketches, scaled plans, sections, elevations, details, axons, diagrams, perspectives, PDF markups, site plans and so much more. Take your architectural workflow to new heights.

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    iPad Drawing by Elisa Melarosa

Trace for Interior Designers

Meet the best app for interior design where you can draw, sketch and design concepts, furniture plans, scaled floor plans, interior elevations, sections, diagrams, perspectives, PDF markups and so much more. Transform your interior design process with these “easy to master” design tools.

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    iPad Drawing by Joshua Jones
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    iPad Drawing by Dimitri Tsvetkov

Trace for Landscape Designers

Introducing the best app for landscape architecture where you can draw, sketch and design site plans, site analysis diagrams, scaled maps, concepts, planting plans, master plans, perspectives, garden plans, details and so much more. Take your landscape architecture practice to the next level.

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    iPad Drawing by Guillaume Descamps
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    iPad Drawing by Rodrigo Cavcal

Trace for Industrial Designers

Meet the best app for Industrial design where you can draw, sketch and design concepts, details, product drawings, wearables, vehicle designs, furniture ideas and so much more. Discover industrial design and product creation in an entire new light.

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    iPad Drawing by Amy Dutt
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Trace for DIY’ers

Get the best app for DIY where you can draw, sketch and design home projects, renovations, furniture plans, layouts, garden ideas and so much more. Turn your DIY project into an at home pro-design instantly.

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What Apps and Software do Architects Use?

Whether you say architect, arkitekt, architecte, architektin, architekt, architetta, architetto, arquiteta, arquiteto, arquitecta or arquitecto we can all agree that drawing language and design process unite us. Because of this, Morpholio Trace is designed to work with some of the best apps for architects including SketchUp, Shapr3D, Vectorworks, CAD and many more. Morpholio is also a perfect complement to the most popular architectural design software for architects like Autodesk AutoCad, Revit, Rhino, Pinterest, Adobe Photoshop, Zoom and more. So, whether it’s architecture, arkitektur, die Architektur, architettura, arquitetura or arquitectura, Morpholio Trace is the perfect creative sketching tool companion to all of your favorite architectural design software and digital drawing applications.

  • Morpholio + SketchUp

    Morpholio + SketchUp

    Attention SketchUp Users! Ready for your iPad workflow to get supercharged? You can now export your SketchUp models directly to Morpholio Trace. Then, get infinite views with auto generated perspective grids as well as perfect shadows by our “Shadow Maker” to create stunning drawings, diagrams, markups and more directly over your 3D models!

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    Morpholio + CAD

    We know CAD software like Autodesk AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT and Revit as well as ArchiCAD, Microstation, SketchUp, SolidWorks, ActCAD, ArcSite, Chief Architect and AutoCAD Architecture are the most powerful and widely used tools in architectural design software. However, sometimes you need to drop your mouse and just sketch, markup, redline or design over your drawing sets. With Morpholio Trace, simply export your full CAD drawing set as a PDF and bring it into our intuitive “PDF Viewer” to work with an incredible suite of creative sketching and markup tools made specifically for architecture, interior design, landscape design and more.

  • Morpholio + Shapr3d

    Morpholio + Shapr3d

    Morpholio Trace and Shapr3D have collaborated for years to imagine a new workflow for architects, interior designers, industrial designers, landscape designers and more. Now, Morpholio Trace’s 3d feature named “Drag’n’Fly” allows users to literally put a live 3D model made with Shapr3D into their Trace sketches, create infinite views and then, automatically generate the perspective grids to draw over. The new feature offers an infinite number of views to draw on, allowing designers to navigate around a 3D model from sketch to sketch to create a narrative, or zoom in on spatial details.

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    Morpholio + VectorWorks

    Morholio has been collaborating with Vectorworks and their powerful CAD and BIM software for architects, landscape architects, and entertainment professionals worldwide. Now take your favorite Vectorworks project and export it as a USDZ file to markup, design or sketch over in Morpholio Trace. See how these two digital drawing applications work beautifully together to build your suite of architectural design software.

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    Morpholio + Zoom

    Share drawings, ideas, sketches, markups and more on Zoom using Morpholio Trace in Zoom video chat. This workflow is perfect for sharing your favorite drawing types on Zoom including floor plans, concept sketches, interior design drawings, industrial design ideas, landscape design site plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, axons, detail drawings, PDF drawing sets and much more.

  • Morpholio + Domestika

    Morpholio + Domestika

    We're thrilled to share these amazing Domestika courses for iPad drawing with Morpholio Trace. In this series, sketch master Amin Zakaria, shares his techniques and secrets for how to create brilliant architectural iPad sketches, concepts and drawings in Trace. In the course, “You will start with the fundamentals of architectural sketching and explore the features of the app in detail. From there, you will dive into creating quick perspective drawings and learn about color rendering.” Don’t miss this chance to learn why users are saying the best architectural drawing software is Morpholio Trace.

  • Morpholio + Veras AI

    Morpholio + Veras AI

    Veras is an AI-powered visualization app for SketchUp, Revit, Rhinoceros, Vectorworks, and the Web that uses your base images to drive creativity and inspiration. The web app’s “Image-to-Image” feature brings the full potential of Veras AI rendering to any sketch you upload. Move fluidly from line sketches made in Trace to a variety of fully rendered versions of any design. Experimentation and visualization in the design process has truly never been faster or easier.

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    Shadow Maker

    Ever wish your drawing could magically make precise shadows for you to sketch over? Morpholio Trace now includes "Shadow Maker" within TracePro. This brand-new technology allows architects, designers, landscape architects, interior designers, or members of any creative culture, to add and adjust a globally designated true solar position, in real time, to create accurate and informative shadows across any drawing.

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    Drag’n’Fly

    Drag’n’Fly allows users to literally put a live 3D model into their Trace sketches, create infinite views and then, automatically generate the perspective grids to draw over.

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    AR Perspective Finder

    This new drawing tool lets users uncover virtual perspective grids, to scale, anywhere — making complex sketching easy and accessible.

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    ScalePen

    ScalePen checks the drawing scale and zoom level continuously to automatically assign a calibrated set of technical pens. The result - an array of perfect pen sizes that dynamically responds as you move around, through and into the drawing.

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    Stencil

    Stencil automatically turns any image you can find, make or take into a custom template in seconds. Simply find or capture a photo, set the contrast or invert, and transform it into a stencil that is forever at your disposal.

Morpholio Trace Online

Use Morpholio Trace online to manage your account, update your profile, link your mymorpholio images, change your password, control email settings and more.

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Trace for Business

Work better, save money and manage use. Trace is now available for business purchasing with Apple's NEW Volume Purchase Program. Get Trace for your office by reaching us here.

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Why Morpholio Trace for Architects and Interior Designers?

Morpholio Apps are not only the best apps for architects, interior designers, engineers, urban planners and landscape architects, they also now work as a perfect compliment to, and seamlessly with, all of your favorite architectural and interior design software. This includes Autodesk AutoCad, Revit, SketchUp, Rhino, Pinterest, Adobe Photoshop, Shapr3D, UMake and many more. In addition, your Apple iPad, iPhone and Apple Pencil will never be more exciting to use as Morpholio’s suite of drawing, design and mood board apps become even more essential in your design process.