CopyCADSean Follmer, David Carr, Emily Lovell, Hiroshi Ishii / 2011


How can we bring real world objects into the CAD process? We enable everyday people to remix and edit objects from the real world.

With CopyCAD users can copy 2d shapes from real world objects, which are captured by a camera. The copied shapes are then projected directly where the real objects were. These shapes can then be edited, scaled, copied, deleted using multitouch and pen gestures. New shapes can be added and sketches can be captured using any pen. Then the design can be machined directly on the table using a variety of materials.