So yes this official press release is about a month old, but October was a crazy month at Shoegnome World Headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota. Watch the video; OrthoGraph looks FREAKING AWESOME. I’d love to get my hands on a copy and try it out. But then I also need to get an iPad…
9/27/2011 – Nuremberg, Germany – InterGEO exhibition – The first professional iPad compatible bulding survey software has been announced! The leading developer of surveying software OrthoGraph introduced and demonstrated their new cutting edge software at InterGEO 2011. The software uniquely supports freehand sketching of floor plans, gesture controls and the exact measurement of all distances on-site. The large screen and powerful hardware of the iPad makes the building survey process extremely fast.
The measurements are reflected graphically in real time, and the intuitive interface of the software helps the surveyor create fully measured floor plans in minutes. OrthoGraph also allows you to view reports with information about the facility on-site by displaying the room and wall surface on the spot. The drawing can be uploaded to Dropbox, this way the measurements can be transferred to your office in the moment they have been created. Now your colleagues can view and collaborate with your surveyors from across the globe.
The new iPad version of OrthoGraph can be purchased from Apple’s AppStore.
Visit www.OrthoGraph.net today for more information!
And here are answers to two frequently asked questions.
Does OrthoGraph for iPad support Leica distance meters?
Actually the iPad-Leica connection is not available because of HW reasons. The PDA version of OrthoGraph Survey has connected with Leica devices for many years now. As soon as it will be supported by the hardware, we will support it in OrthoGraph software too. Anyway, if you have time for that, then I think it is worth a question to Leica, the more we ask for this functionality, the earlier it will be available.
Does OrthoGraph Architect print or save CAD files directly from the iPad device?
OrthoGraph Architect only does the onsite data collection work. The creation of CAD files is supported by the desktop component named OrthoGraph Survey which is an independent product. This is the same with printing functionality too. The concept behind this is to lower the cost for the onsite workers, and for the office it is enough to buy one license of OrthoGraph Survey, which can then handle an unlimited number of mobile devices.
Here’s another video with more explanations of how to draw in the program and then export to ArchiCAD. So damn cool.