How do I convert hand drawing to cleaned up drawing?

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  1. Tech96

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    I am trying to convert this hand drawing into a cleaned up print to use for sprinkler and camera layout. Is there an app to do this? I have searched the App Store and this forum.

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    There are several apps you can redraw it in, but I don’t known of any that will clean it up; if by clean it up you mean understand and redraw all the lines, words, and figures neatly.

    That would actually be a pretty awesome app.
     
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    Until about 15 years ago, Adobe sold an app called Freehand that was supposed to do most of this, but typically didn't work very well. I found it was usually quicker and easier to trace the image by hand in Illustrator. This was long before iPads, of course. Today, Adobe claims its Shapes CC will work on a tablet, but it requires an expensive CC subscription.

    I would do this job on a real computer, using a shareware 2D CAD app. Trying to make floorplans on an iPad is bringing a knife to a gunfight.
     
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    Magicplan does a pretty good floorplan; but it’s got a weird payment method that involves paying for plans by the project. Interior design is great. Outdoor less so, but the tools are there. For the interior it has some camera based tools that make getting (rough) dimmensions easy (ish). It’s the most complicated, but most complete floor plan tool I’ve used.

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    Graphics is a more genreal vector graphics design tool. Blueprints or floor plans, it can do them. I haven’t used it much. It never seems to fit the job, either way complicated (which I used Magiplan for) or super simple which I use Notes for.

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    Notes, just turn on the the graph paper background and use the built in ruler tool for simple planning. It’s not vector, so there’s no easy adjustments later; but it’s quick and easy.

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