Zotebook is an easy alternative to CAD. It interprets your rough sketches and turns them into precise drawings (i.e. vector drawings) that can be laser cut or 3D printed using the zotebook.io platform. Everything you can do is based on recognizing what you draw: to make two lines the same length, just make little tick marks. To square them off, draw a right angle brace. No more hunting for tool modes!
Zotebook is a great tool for thinking and prototyping. It won't force you to add details before they're important. When you're ready, use zotebook.io to send it to your laser cutter or 3D printer. Try it out and iterate!
Rebuilt the app to play nice with recent devices and iOS versions.
Ratings and Reviews
Love this! Simply the best sketch tool I've had on iPad so far!
Crazy simple, but it works. It's not "art" but quickly gets dimensions correct for simple geometries. Not so easy In other paid for vector type drawing apps. I've tried quite a few attempts at making an iPad useful but so far the more complicated apps are failures . I suspect if and when they get good, AutoCAD will buy it and crush it!
This one is so simple it's under-the-radar.
Love the "ink drying" feature. For complicated stuff, apparently iOS
iPads still are not there yet.(?) still searching.
The easiest way to make something
I’m familiar with SW world and I’m starting to be interested to make something with materials like a paper and wood. It’s bit challenging for me because I have to learn how to use 3D printer, laser cutter and CAD software like Rhino. During my new learning period, the biggest pain was to learn about making a shape I want, not operating fabrication machines. However, this pain got significantly reduced after using Zote book app. Even, my son started to make his own design by his iPad . Thank you for the intelligence graphic tool.
Finally! A challenge to CAD modeling
Glad to see this coming out as we're all talking about home laser cutters and 3d printers. Biggest barrier to making good use of that remains CAD programs in cost and complexity. The old paradigm is, 'CAD makes simple things hard and complicated things simple.' This is much more direct and intuitive. Grab a pen and go! Good on ya Blank Slate!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.