ArcSite is a powerful CAD solution for designers, contractors, and professionals that need to draw quick drafts, markup blueprints, manage photos, create forms and reusable shapes and build BOM (bills of materials). ArcSite uses the cloud to secure information and is compatible with desktop CAD software such as AutoCAD, Revit.
* Scaled drawings can be exported to PDF/DXF/DWG
* over 1,000 predefined Shapes (and growing)
* Create your own custom shapes
* Import and edit PDFs
* Embed photos within your drawing space
* Upload to the cloud. Share and co-edit with your coworkers
* Takeoff (quantities of materials)
The length of the subscription: 1month
The price of the subscription:
Monthly charge: $14.99 (Basic)/$34.99 (Professional)/custom price (Enterprise)
Free 21 day trial with no obligation (no credit card required)
When your initial 21-day free trial is close to its expiration date, you will receive an in-app message prompting you to subscribe. If you do not begin a paid subscription after enjoying the service free for 21 days, simply leave the account and you won't be charged (in which case your account will become read only).
Information about the auto-renewable nature of the subscription: Auto-Renewable.
- Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication
- Wall Improvements: both the interior and exterior measurements are displayed and available for editing.
- Apple Pencil mode (palm rejection)
- Usability improvement: now you can control the direction in which a line or wall will update
- Usability improvement: full access to the canvas while shapes panel is activated
- Improved stability
Ratings and Reviews
Arcsite has increased my productivity exponentially
After years of drawing via the office drafting table and Mutoh Drafting Machine, Arcsite has given me the freedom to create in the field so I am on the jobsite to direct my crews and still knock out the drawings that keep us working. Having the ability to draw scaled details while meeting with a client at the project or being able to text or email them immediately so decisions are expedited is alone worth the cost. This is an app I literally use daily, and can't imagine being without.
I've read the critical reviews that for the most part whine about the cost. These are either posted by professionals too cheap to invest in quality tools or wannabes that don't really have a need for a CAD app. Here's the deal, if you are an Architect or Design/Builder that actually spends time on your jobsites you would greatly benefit from Arcsite.
Try it yourself and you'll be sold.
Requires personal information even to open program!
UPDATE: received a somewhat snotty response from the developer suggesting that I could use paper and pencil. This attitude does nothing to solve their problems including potential spyware and certain data-collection. Their attitude definitely does not cause me to want to trust them....
“Really [I’m] looking for a simple software to record information, not a new relationship with some unknowns who demand trust before even giving me a sample, sheesh.”
This ‘app’ starts with a login/sign-up screen, not an app.
Why should I trust these strangers with any info at all, there’s not any reason to do so until I at least try their junk.
Really, I want to do a simple drawing to record some information — my pencil and paper don’t ask for enough information to haxx my life before doing that!
This review is more about the rotten assumptions put forward as a block by the developer(s). So how will this go in the future, a sudden switch to an expensive and eternal subscription model? Discovery that your files are proprietary and you can no longer access them? Perhaps their user DB is suddenly haxxed and they announce this a year later?
The personal data collectors of this world have shown they can not be trusted (Equifax, Toyota, USDoS, etc.) Really looking for a simple software to record information, not a new relationship with some unknowns who demand trust before even giving me a sample, sheesh.
Developer Response ,
Update: saw the updated response from this reviewer. Again we want to emphasize that the main purpose of registration is for identification which we will later use to communicate and do customer support with. This is a common practice for business apps. You don't have to choose us if you don't feel comfortable with it.
In our original response I mentioned "pencil and paper" simply because the reviewer mentioned them - in his/her original word "I want to do a simple drawing to record some information — My pencil and paper don't ask for enough information to haxx my life before doing that". I am sorry it makes the reviewer feel offended. In the mean time, we don't appreciate being called "junk" and accused of something like "haxxing" people's life, based on some "rotten assumptions".
In the past years we have received many helpful reviews. Whether they are positive or negative, we are inspired by them. They help us improve our product/service. For example, we have received several negative reviews about our pricing. Even though we aren't sure how we can improve it yet as it is our business model, but we certainly understand where they are from, and hopefully we will have a more affordable version in the future. But for very few reviews like this, we just don't think it is helpful, on the other hand it is quite misleading.
As an app for professionals, it is a common practice to ask users to register before use, so we can identify our customers and provide customer support properly. We don't intend to collect any personal data other than an email address. If you are concerned about this, there are indeed many other apps don't require registration, including your pencil and paper.
Great app. Nasty price
If this is your only CAD program and you can complete full drawing sets with it, you can justify the price, I suppose.
However if you have a real CAD program that does 3D, automatic schedules, parametric objects, linked databases and a lot more this won’t be your only app. This will be what you might use for field measurements, setting up initial base plans, etc. when out of the office. That means using ArcSite but a few times per month, exporting data to your CAD program and moving forward in your main CAD system.
The bottom line? This app’s subscription fees approach the cost of a full CAD program, yet have a much reduced feature set - never mind that it’s easier to prepare plans on a large screen workstation than an iPad. Professionals still need a full-featured CAD system, so for most professional designers ArcSite will be an but an add on for the foreseeable future, and a very pricey one at that.
It’s a real shame there’s no “field” option at a more reasonable price for those who use this as a field tool instead of their only CAD system. It could cost less and be simpler, with just drawing, annotations and export tools. No takeoffs or even symbols needed since those would be done on the main system from integrated databases.
- Arctuition LLC
- 161.5 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- English, Simplified Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Arctuition LLC.
- In-App Purchases
- Professional $34.99
- Basic $14.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.