Whether you’re an aspiring architect or you simply want to redraw the plans for your home, Architect XL is a must-have iPad app that provides everything you need to easily create and edit floor plans in an effective manner.
I really like this app but there are definitely some issues with the interface which seem to cause intermittent crashing; I wouldn’t let that deter you from using it entirely but you might want to check out a few other architecture iPad apps first.
What we have here is a fairly decent app that features a very simple interface suited to drawing up architectural floor plans, providing extensive triangulation for easy and precise positioning of both points and shapes.
I don’t pretend to know much about interior design or architecture but there are definitely some useful tools in here, and you can edit your projects using vector shapes and a selection of other pre-defined options.
Open Your Plans in Other Apps
Architect XL enables you to import and export your work in .DXF file format providing your objects are closed polylines or simple segments, plus you can print your plans from directly within the app thanks to full support for AirPrint.
Another cool thing about this app is that you can export your plans to other apps by using the Open In… function, and if you want to use them on desktop software then you can do this by emailing them to yourself in .PDF format.
Draw up architectural floor plans within a simple interface
Provides extensive triangulation for easy and precise positioning of both points and shapes
Edit your projects using vector shapes and pre-defined options
Import and export your work in .DXF file format providing your objects are closed polylines or simple segments
Print your plans from directly within the app via AirPrint
Share your plans with others online via email in .PDF file format
Use your plans in other apps thanks to full support for the Open In... feature
Besides some complaints regarding the general temperamental nature of the functionality, this app does seem prone to frequent crashing so you might want to consider comparing it with similar developments before making your final decision to download it
Architect XL isn’t without its faults, evidenced by the Pros & Cons section above, but it is well worth it considering if you’re currently in the market for a simple low-end architectural design app for iPad.