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Map Setup

One of the best ways to start an architecture, landscape, or urban scale project is with a site plan. Using Apple Maps technology and Morpholio Trace scale intelligence, you can start sketching on top of a map to scale in less than a minute.

Architecture site plan drawing by Dimitri Tsvetkov.

How to Set Up a Scaled Map Project

Step 1. Start a Map Project

Tap the "+" button and then select "Maps" to open the map interface and start creating your map project.

Map Setup

Step 2. Set Your Location

You can type in any location in the world to get a high resolution map. Alternatively, you can pinch with two fingers and pan with one finger to set your location.

Map Setup

Step 3. Capture Your View

The extents of your view will become the extents of your base layer so make sure the view is exactly what you want before moving forward. When it's all set, tap the Green Check to create your map project.

Map Setup

Step 4. Draw to Scale

Turn on your Super Ruler to see that your map is already scaled. You can now use all of your favorite tools to create captivating site plans and sketches to scale.

Map Setup

How To Video

Enjoy this how to video highlighting how to draw site plans on scaled maps.

Version: 5.3

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