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2021 Ipad Pro 12.9" and 2021 Vectorworks


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Now that Apple has moved to a universal format in OS 11 how soon will it be before VW Fundamentals runs on a fully configured 2021 iPad Pro 12.9"? It would be handy to have a way to check site dimensions and interact with clients away from my work station.

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I have no relation with VW other than as a volunteer moderator on the forum, so I in no way speak for VW.

 

I would expect an iPad version around VW 2023 or 2024.

 

Step 1 is to get a version of VW that runs natively on Apple Silicon Macs.

Step 2 will depend a lot on Apple.  If they choose to make a Mac emulator that will run on an iPad then life is easier for VW. If they don't and they have to rewrite for iPad that is a relatively major undertaking that will take a lot of resources from other projects.

 

I would expect a simplified "viewer/markup" app for iPad rather than a full port, but none of the code is reusable until the base program is Apple Silicon native (or Universal so it still runs on Intel).

 

Just my $0.02

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On 2/3/2021 at 11:42 AM, Pat Stanford said:

I have no relation with VW other than as a volunteer moderator on the forum, so I in no way speak for VW.

 

I would expect an iPad version around VW 2023 or 2024.

 

Step 1 is to get a version of VW that runs natively on Apple Silicon Macs.

Step 2 will depend a lot on Apple.  If they choose to make a Mac emulator that will run on an iPad then life is easier for VW. If they don't and they have to rewrite for iPad that is a relatively major undertaking that will take a lot of resources from other projects.

 

I would expect a simplified "viewer/markup" app for iPad rather than a full port, but none of the code is reusable until the base program is Apple Silicon native (or Universal so it still runs on Intel).

 

Just my $0.02

Thanks. That makes perfect sense. I think a MacBook Pro 13 makes more sense. 4 years is a long time to wait and being able to use the apple pencil  is not that important to drawing in CAD. I tried sidecar and it is OK but would take a lot of retraining.

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