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Current News and Events

April 2017

Copy and Paste tool available for all users. We've expanded the usefulness of the Lasso tool, now giving users the ability to cut, copy, and paste lines between layers and projects..

October 2016

Lasso and Color Tools now available in Arrette. For our paid and free customers, the Lasso tool allows the user to easily select groups of lines and easily reposition them in the layer. For our paid customers, the new color picker tool (swipe left from any pen icon) lets you customize your line colors to any hue.

June 2016

New website launches with new materials about how to use Arrette and a new portfolio. Please let us know what you think! ([email protected])

January 23, 2016

Version 1.4.6 of Arrette Scale and Arrette Sketch for iPad have been updated to take advantage of the new capabilities in the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.

We recommend Apple Pencil and Apple iPad Pro for their line quality and automatic palm rejection.

When you use the two devices together, you'll be able to create buttery smooth lines in way that has never been so natural and intuitive.

Additionally, for pro users of Arrette Scale, we've made it super easy to share your drawings with other applications. With just a few taps, you can copy your projects to Dropbox, Adobe Creative Cloud and other cloud storage solutions. You can easily copy and paste your drawings into creative apps from Adobe and other vendors.

August 12, 2015

Version 1.4.4 of Arrette Scale and Arrette Sketch for iPad have added initial support for the Adobe Creative Cloud.

With the latest release, you can now import base images from the Adobe Creative Cloud. This makes it easy for you to curate a collection of drawings, photos, and other base images for use in the designs you create through Arrette.

Also, we've created a shortcut to export your Arrette drawings into other apps: just use copy and paste! Open the Share Menu in Arrette and the preview you see in the window will have been automatically copied to the system clipboard. Switch to any drawing app that supports PNG bitmap images and use that app's paste function to place the clipboard contents into the document.

April 9, 2015

Version 1.4.3 of Arrette Scale and Arrette Sketch for iPad have been released.

Based on popular request, within the Grid menu there is a new toggle switch labeled Constrain Scale. When active, this causes the document to snap to fixed common scales as you zoom in and out. While everything you draw is "at scale" in the document regardless of the drawing scale, it can sometimes be useful to bring the document to a standard scale. For instance, if you are outputting your drawing to PDF you may want to set the scale to a standard scale. Or, if you are looking at something on screen as well as a printed plan, you may want to put them at the same scale for accurate comparison.

The scale intervals are customized for Metric and Decimal Feet units.

February 5, 2015

Version 1.4.2 of Arrette Scale and Arrette Sketch for iPad have been released.

This release contains major improvements, bug fixes and stability improvements.  All users are encouraged to upgrade from 1.3.2.

In Arrette Scale:

  • turn the Edge tool on and off from the toolbar
  • easily toggle the toolbars on and off to see a bigger drawing area
  • dragging Line Edge using the triangle controls moves the tool in logical increments equal to the minor grid units
  • dragging the Line Edge with two fingers and the triangle controls moves the tool freely
  • resizing the Circle Edge using the triangle controls changes the radius in logical increments equal to the minor grid units
  • resizing the Circle Edge using two fingers and the triangle controls changes the radius freely
  • tapping the triangle controls of the Line Edge flips the tool 90 degrees
  • easily orient the Line Edge perpendicular to North or to the screen with simple controls
  • saving large documents now shows a progress bar to reassure you that the app is saving your data
  • re-order layers by hold-and-drag action on the layer preview image
  • clear the contents of the active layer without deleting the layer
  • suppress the logo and scale icons in the Share image

Our improvements in Arrette Sketch include:

  • easily toggle the toolbars on and off to see a bigger drawing area
  • saving large documents now shows a progress bar to reassure you that the app is saving your data
  • re-order layers by hold-and-drag action on the layer preview image
  • clear the contents of the active layer without deleting the layer

May 15, 2014

Version 1.3.1 of Arrette Scale for iPad (formerly, Arrette for iPad) released.

New features include Area Measurement and Circle Edge tools as well as Twitter and Facebook sharing.

Also available is Arrette Sketch for iPad, a new free version of the application. This version can read, write, and share documents between Arrette Scale and Arrette Sketch users. Professional tools such as the Edge and Measurement tools, as well as PDF sharing, are available exclusively to paid users of Arrette Scale.

March 17, 2014

Version 1.2.1 of Arrette for iPad released.

Important bug fixes that allow PDF documents in standard architectural sizes to be imported properly on all devices.

January 24, 2014

Version 1.2 of Arrette for iPad released.

Version 1.2 introduces numerous performance enhancements to drawing and eraser tools and improves overall application stability.

December 11, 2013

Version 1.1 of Arrette for iPad released.

Version 1.1 improves stability for iOS 6 users and fixes important device-specific scale bugs introduced with the availability of the iPad Mini.

November 23, 2013

Version 1.0 of Arrette for iPad released.

This, our first version of Arrette for iPad, introduces unique simplified drawing tools that enable professional designers to produce hand drawn sketches while maintaining a precise measurable scale.

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