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Sketching with Geometric Accuracy

Siemens’ Catchbook app automatically cleans up lines, shapes users input via finger or pen, users can write notes within drawing, send designs to others as drawing, stereolithography, or PDF files, Jean Thilmany, 3D CAD World,

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Guided Tour Through ArcSite

CAD program for mobile devices uses real-time shape recognition, constraints to convert hand-drawn sketches into connected lines, arcs, price starts from $10/month for 100 projects, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access,

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