Export >

Drawing Export

You can export your drawings as PDFs, images, PSDs, or project files to share with collaborators, contractors, clients, and more.

How to Export Your Drawings

Export your drawing as individual layers or as a flattened drawing.

Step 1. Tap Export

Hit the export button on the top right corner of the screen.

Pro Tip
Trace is a raster-based app so you can only export rasterized drawings. You cannot export CAD files.

Drawing Export

Step 2. Select File Type

You can choose between PDF, image, PSD, or project.

Drawing Export


Export a layered PDF with each layer that you choose to share as a separate PDF page.


Export an image of each layer that you choose to share as a separate image.


Export a Photoshop file with each layer as a separate layer in your file. If you select this option, skip to Step 5. Take note that the extent of this file is defined by the base layer. Anything outside of the base layer boundary will not be exported.


Export a fully editable file for use on another device or as a backup. If you select this option, skip to Step 5.

Step 3. Set File Quality

Choose the quality of your export. Then, tap "Continue" or "Share".

Drawing Export

Good Quality

This provides a 2K, email-optimized file.

Better Quality

This provides a 3K, display-quality file.

Best Quality

This provides a 4K, print-quality file.

Step 4. Select Layer Option

Choose between exporting your layers separately, exporting a flattened image, or exporting the current screen view.

Expanded Layers

This option exports each of your drawing layers as separate pages or images.

Drawing Export

Flattened Base Layer

Export your project as a flattened drawing using the extents of the base layer. This will give you a single image.

Drawing Export


Quick export the current view of your project.

Drawing Export

Step 5. Set Up Your Layers

If you chose "Expanded Layers" for Step 4, learn how to set up your layers for export below. If you selected "Flattened Base Layer" or "Screenshot" move on to Step 6.

Drawing Export

Arrange Your Page

Tap one finger on the layer preview. Then, drag one finger to reposition the drawing.

Edit Sheet Title & Number

Tap on the sheet title or sheet number to edit.


Toggle which layers you want to export.

Print Size

Select the sheet size for each layer exporting. This does not change the layer size inside your drawing.

Print Scale

Select the sheet scale for export. Keep this as "Screen" to keep the scale set in your drawing. Note that this does not change the scale of your layer inside your drawing.


Toggle the white border on or off.


Display all other layers on the sheet.


Show your titleblock on the sheet. You can change the name and company image for your title block in your Settings.

Step 6. Share

Tap the export button on the top right to share your drawing through AirDrop, email, or messages.

Drawing Export

Version: 5.3

About Morpholio Trace - Sketch Cad

Why Morpholio Trace for Architects, Landscape Architecture and Interior Designers?

Awarded Best Apps for architects, landscape architects, and interior designers, Trace is the dream sketch cad and architecture drawing software. Featured as both, the best app for iPad Pro and the best app for Apple Pencil, Trace combines the beauty and speed of sketching with the intelligence and precision of CAD. Whether you’re drawing project concepts, sketching through schematic design and designing architectural details, or just drawing on-site visits through construction administration and making high-res PDF drawing set markups, Morpholio Trace is everything you need for your new favorite architect app, landscape design app, or interior design app all in one. Welcome to the new best drawing app for iPad Pro.

Morpholio Trace Ecosystem

Morpholio drawing apps are not only named as the best app for architects, best app for architecture, best app for interior design, best design app, best app for landscape architects, and best app for iPad Pro, but they also now work as a perfect complement to, and seamlessly with your favorite architectural software, architecture apps, cad software, cad app, and interior design software. This includes Autodesk AutoCad, TinkerCad, Revit, SketchUp, SketchUp Viewer, Rhino, Pinterest, Adobe Photoshop, Shapr3D, UMake, and many more. In addition, your Apple iPad Pro, iPhone, and Apple Pencil will never be more exciting to use as Morpholio’s suite of drawing, design, and sketching apps become even more essential in your design process.