I am a handicapped user of Sketchup Pro on Windows. On weekends when I go to my parents I take my iPad with me, it would be very beneficial for me if Sketchup was available in an App in the App Store on my iPad!
I would love to see Sketchup become available for use on an iPad, even if it were a basic version similar to Google Sketchup!
What’s the benefit of you using the iPad if you don’t mind me asking, the touch screen capability or the Apple pencil (or both).
Although it’s a lot more expensive, the Wacom MobileStudio Pro allows full Windows applications but with both touch and stylus. Wacom just released the Wacom 3D Stylus with three buttons too.
Between the iPad and the MobileStudio (price wise) there are also a lot of Windows touch enabled devices, however you want to make sure to find one with gesture based compatibility so you can have the functionality of a three button mouse.
The benefit of using the iPad is that my father doesn’t have to unplug all of my peripherals and pack up my laptop every weekend when he picks me up to go to his house for the day! Him being one handed it is much easier for him to pack up my iPad than it is my laptop!
At this point in time there is no iOS native SketchUp app, and to my best understanding, the free web version doesn’t run on iOS. Additionally, I believe there is an issue with how it would run on a touch device, since they treat clicks and drags totally differently than a desktop with a mouse does.
Your best bet is to use a lighter laptop, I believe.
Off topic, but on the touch point, I have been using SketchUp with a Stylus for years, and more recently a touch enabled tablet (with stylus) and while it does take some getting used to, it’s entirely possible to use for anything you can use a three button mouse for.
Does that not also “click” on the point you place the cursor?
I still don’t see how you can use the inferencing system with a touch screen device when there is no “hover” to indicate you’re in the right place.
That’s the inherent problem with the iPad. It’s even made me start to look at the kind of Windows machines @liamk887 is talking about. Apple could solve that with the Apple Pencil if they put their mind to it, but don’t hold your breath.
I’m not sure about Windows machines, but maybe you should look into a one cord docking station? They exist for the Mac. Unplug one cable from the laptop and leave all the other stuff plugged into the docking station.
No, I have Sketchup Pro but I would love to have Sketchup for iPad so I can practice using it on weekends when I go to my parents house for the day. It would be much easier for my dad if he didn’t have to unplug my peripherals and pack up my laptop!
One option, if you both have good Internet, is to leave SketchUp running on the laptop at home, then use something like Remotix to operate your laptop. Here’s a screen recording of my iPad Pro, operating SketchUp Pro 2018 under Windows 10 (running in an emulator on my Mac, but that isn’t important!).