What’s New in Trace 5.21

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4 min readFeb 18, 2022

Want to know what the Morpholio team has been up recently? Check out the details for what has been added, updated, and improved in Trace 5.21. This article is for the Trace nerds who want the insider scoop. Enjoy!

Note: The list below is just an overview of the latest features. Detailed “how to” guides and videos will be coming soon.

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Brand New Features Added

New Grids to Scale in settings.

Tap the wrench icon. Select Scale and then toggle Show Grid on to display the grid. Tap Set Grid to select Ortho, Isometric, or Dots mode. You can also input the size and rotation of the grid, move the target to place the grid, or change the grid color.

Drawing by Tommy Sutanto


New Magic Lasso Selection Tools

Tap the Magic Lasso icon to find three new selection modes: polygon lasso, circle, and rectangle marquee selection.

Drawing by Jim Keen


New Smart Fill & Smart Hatch selection tools

Tap the Smart Fill icon to find four new selection modes: polygon lasso, circle, and rectangle marquee selection. Now you can add fills, hatches, and calculate areas with requiring a closed region. Plus check out the new transparency icon!

Drawing by Ayesha Isahac

New “Shadow Maker” solar controls for 3D models

Tap the gear icon after importing a 3D model to set your location, time, and set the North direction of your model. Hint: Tap the location to type in an exact address or zoom on the map.

Model by Stefano Piccinini


Updates & Improvements

Improved Magic Lasso copy & paste

Copy and paste with Magic Lasso now keeps the full resolution of your drawing. No more blurry copies!

Optimized 3D model import

Importing OBJ files has never been smoother or easier.

Updated line type

If you have your line type set to dashed lines, it won’t reset to solid after adding a new layer.

Updated pen toolbar starts open

Now, Trace will show your colors and pen size when you first get started.

Improved swipe layer to delete

Swipe your layer to delete it without any issues.

Improved top button activation

The activation area around the top buttons was increased to make them easier to tap.


What is Morpholio Trace — Sketch Cad?

Awarded ‘Best Apps’ for architects, landscape architects and interior designers, Trace is the dream architecture drawing software. Perfect with iPad and Apple Pencil, Trace combines the beauty and speed of sketching with the intelligence and precision of CAD. Whether you’re making initial project concepts, schematic sketches and design details or just working on site visits with construction administration and high-res PDF drawing set markups, Morpholio Trace is everything you need to be an architect, landscape designer or interior designer in one amazing app.

Welcome to your new favorite drawing app. Learn more about Morpholio Trace.

Why Morpholio Trace for Architects and Interior Designers?

Morpholio Apps are not only the best apps for architects, interior designers, engineers, urban planners and landscape architects, they also now work as a perfect compliment to, and seamlessly with, all of your favorite architectural and interior design software. This includes Autodesk AutoCad, TinkerCad, Revit, SketchUp, Rhino, Pinterest, Adobe Photoshop, Shapr3D, UMake and many more. In addition, your Apple iPad, iPhone and Apple Pencil will never be more exciting to use as Morpholio’s suite of drawing, design and mood board apps become even more essential in your design process.

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