Using an IPad for Designers and Architects

Although for the most part, the iPad has been met with serious acclaim across the world. There have been some mutterings of discontent from some high performance users who see it as something of a backward step in mobile computing. With prices of storage and disk space plunging, we have all been handed the capacity to create, draw or design on our computing devices like never before. However if you pick up a standard 64GB iPad and store a few apps and AutoCad your going to seriously struggle to complete very much on it. The problem is that the lack of storage and the input devices themselves mean that it simply isn’t big enough to store very much. You put a few sketches or drawings or designs and you’re looking at a very full and sluggish device. The iPad is designed to consume content but it’s not really very good for allowing people to create their own stuff

.  The architect or designer with Autocad is going to spend most of their time uploading designs to the cloud or other devices. The mobile device of the decade is going to need some sort of storage device in tow to make it truly usable. If you’ve tried uploading a 1 gb design file onto the cloud you know you’ll need some serious patience and plenty of spare time. This criticism has hit Apple, they don’t want to be known for creating a device that actually stifles creativity, it’s not a great image for a company like them.

So they have created a new version for design professionals or at least people who need some serious storage on their devices. the major difference in this version is that it has 128GB of disk space enough to get all your apps installed and then carry around quite a few designs with some working space. It sounds simple but it could be the difference between people moving from their traditional PC based versions of Autocad onto IoS. It’s something I find useful to travel with now, especially now I have finally figured out a way to bypass content restrictions on certain websites. Yes I have figured out that I can watch online TV shows from anywhere in the world on an iPad using a VPN – here’s how.

It’s also available on YouTube if you want to watch it again – How to Set up a VPN for the Ipad Worth watching if you travel with your iPad anywhere – for example my banking website is inaccessible when I am connecting from a foreign IP address! How useless is that. Although it should be noted that these are often blocked and restricted, even the BBC is trying to block VPNs just read here, so it’s best to invest in a proper secure service which should be undetectable.

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