morpholio unveils smart fill, the world's first area calculator for live design sketching

morpholio unveils smart fill, the world's first area calculator for live design sketching

morpholio launches ‘smart fill’ for the already popular tracepro application on iPad and iPhone. whether it’s a simple DIY home renovation or a professional project, the app lets you sketch in real time while it calculates the actual area of any space and then fills it for you, providing vibrant colors, text labels, and precise data.

sketch on top of photos to think through design or bring your ideas to life in the world



‘the new feature is a fill tool that not only calculates the area of the fill, it actually changes as the sketch evolves,’ says anna kenoff, morpholio co-founder. ‘slice a room in half and watch it reduce or, erase a wall and watch it expand.’ 

calculate areas as you sketch with ‘smart fill’



to use ‘smart fill’, which is already available in app store, simply start sketching–from scratch or over any drawing or background image. set the scale and move the target to the area you want to be filled. you will receive an area calc for that space which will evolve as you shape the space with further sketching. want more than one area? press the smart fill ‘+’ to add additional regions and keep a running tab of all areas. the ‘areas chart’ will appear and can be copied or dragged directly to excel, sheets, notes or any other format.

the dynamic fill changes as you draw and keeps up with your sketching



‘architects move between technical drawing and illustration all the time. this is our art – conceptualizing an idea, and then realizing it in the real world. we need tools that allow our thinking to move between concept and reality without hindrance. reinforcing the creative process by providing a bit of intelligence to the fluidity of sketching has always been the goal of trace,’ explains toru hasegawa, morpholio co-founder.

calculate materials while designing, such as vision glass versus spandrel



here are 7 ways smart fill will change the way you work:


1: calculate floorplans, home projects, additions, garden designs or simply wall paint areas so you know how much paint to buy.

2: you can bring intelligence to an earlier phase of the project by starting with a smarter sketch.

3: pair areas with the ‘maps’ tool which will bring in a scaled map of any site in the world. simply type in an address and throw down your ruler.

4: create versions quickly and keep track along the way.

5: be able to say with confidence that a scheme has 2000 sq. ft. of stone and 1500 sq. ft. of glass as you sketch and collaborate.

6: quickly calculate areas on site and live-check the work of your team or consultants to keep the conversation moving.

7: sketch a perspective and shade the glass blue, fill a landscape sketch with lush green, or add a pop of color for emphasis.

massage your designs by hand to keep ideas flowing as things get more precise


generate beautiful graphics and diagrams of the program


vibrant colors make an impact in sketches of all types and are easy to add with ‘smart fill’


elevate any sketch with a few fills and share design ideas that communicate


use trace custom stencils to create your own graphic library and identity


revisit schemes during any phase of the project by sketching on top of drawings, photos or maps


combine media to tell a quick story that wows by sketching on top of 3D models


the graphic pop of sketching with trace’s eight unique pens and smart fill is unique and makes a statement


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