Will autodesk be heading in the area of touch screen interfaces ever. I miss the old style drafting boards and feel that modelling / drafting would be so much nicer on one of these http://www.promultis.info/promultis-drafting-table
Im sure it wouldnt take much messing around to find a UI that would suit this style and would happily test for you if you provided the equipment
Looking forward to the future of design.
Ooo! A huge touch screen! It's... It's... It's... SMUDGE-TASTIC!!!
Thanks, but no. I'll keep the nice upright, glare-free monitor I have now and let all the paperwork, notes and field sketches lay on the desk below it in the manner they do now.
AutoCAD 2014 (and other Autodesk 2014 software) and WIndows 8 64bit is all you need: help yourself and let us know how that fat-finger-point-precision-drafting PLUS double-finger-tap-right-click thing works out for you.
Reality is never as much fun as movie magic
I'd certainly try large-format touch-screens at some point.
I've been eyeing them as viewers for our staff (they need to review and comment on prints, no actual drafting), since they've been resisting electronic plan review attempts so far.
It's gotten better with buying larger monitors for my shared workstations, and with some of the more seasoned staff retiring. The time will be ripe soon, at least for that application, I'm certain.
Credit where credit is due! Give kudos or accept as solution whenever you can.
Surely you would refine a little with a Stylus. I dont imagine using my fat sausages for drafting. Perhaps a dedicated area for rotate pan and orbit commands, and touch style ribbons down the left of the screen. pop up number pads for accurate dimensioning.
I can see a decent interface using touch screen's revolutionising the way we design the way CAD did over the board. Personally I hate sitting at a computer all day. i feel the need to slouch in my chair and get sore eyes from looking at the screen all day, a draughting board setup is alot more ergonomic than a chair. (unless your company likes to keep their employee's happy)
Also remember that our programs are getting way smarter every year programming a set of parameters that make up a wall is alot easier than drafting / modelling a wall,
there is no reason why Revit, Inventor perhaps even AutoCAD wouldnt succeed on such an interface.
If i had the money spare I would probaly invest in a screen (make my own frame and such) and test, but alas im a poor employee for now.
ergonomic??? IIRC back in the days of Mayline, Rapidiograph, and Leroy, the only group that had more back trouble thann architects/drafters were truck drivers. Working at a drafting table is a boon to chiropractors, but not good for my back. Given the choice between back pain and RSI in the wrist, I'll take the latter.