Can I try before I buy?
Yes absolutely! We encourage you to take advantage of the 14 day trial period to see if OT Draw will meet your needs.
Simply download, install and run the program to start your trial today.
The trial is fully operational and includes all the features available in the program. When you purchase a license you will receive a LicenseID to unlock the trial and get ongoing access.
What platforms is OT Draw available on?
OT Draw is available on Windows and MacOS.
You can use it on Windows tablets that run the full version of Windows but it is not compatible with iPads or Android tablets at this stage.
How often do you release Software Updates?
Our goal for OT Draw is to make it the ultimate program for OT’s and home modification specialists like yourself.
The improvements in the program over the years have come from feedback from our end users.
If you want it, we aim to build it in. Please reach out with any feedback or request. We really value these contributions.
We regularly release minor updates with fixes and enhancements and aim to release a major update with new functionality every 6-12 months.
We have a lot of exciting goals for the program for the years ahead.
What support do you provide?
OT Draw is the ultimate drawing program Please reach out to us at [email protected] or through the contact page on this website for any questions or issues you may be having.
With a background in Occupational Therapy we can provide specialised support to get the most out of the program to best help your clients. Whether it’s providing technical assistance with getting OT Draw installed and running correctly or advice in how to get the most out of the OT Draw features, we are here to help.
The Service Level Agreement (SLA) for OT Draw is listed in the End User License Agreement (EULA) which can be found here.
What training option are available?
We want you to get the most of the program by utilising all the custom-made features.
There are tutorial videos on this website and the user manual can be found here.
The program also has some built-in learning tips to help you. These include an Introductory Wizard, Tutorial Tips and Daily Tips and Tricks.
We can also run individualised training sessions for you and your team, tailoring it to your timeframe, workload and budget.
Please contact us at train[email protected] for pricing and for any other training resources.
Who made this thing?
OT Draw is designed and distributed by Insighted Pty Ltd. At Insighted we are passionate about combining Health Services with Technology.
Insighted and OT Draw were started by Mitch Hubbard, an Occupational Therapist from Southern Sydney.
The vision for OT Draw was to create a tailor made computer-aided drawing program specific to exactly what OTs need to draw.
What is an Activation?
OT Draw is licensed by the number of devices that will use the program.
Your license will allow you to activate the program on each device.
You will purchase one license for yourself or your team and designate the exact number of activations required.
For example, you can purchase a Team License for 3 activations. This means that you will receive one License that allows you to activate on 3 computer.
How do I activate my copy of the program?
Once you have purchased a license, you will be issued with a LicenseID and Activation Password.
Use the same LicenseID to activate on each device.
Once you have downloaded and installed the program from the website, run the program and click Activate.
The standard license for OT Draw is an annual subscription.
After the 12 months you will need to renew your subscription to continue to have access to the program.
We offer discounted rates based on the number of activations that are purchased.
They are split into 3 tiers: Single Computer, Team (2-9 activations) and Enterprise (10+ activations)
The full pricing schedule is as follows. All prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD) excluding GST.
1 activation = $249/activation/year (Single Computer)
2-4 activations = $199/activation/year (Team)
5-9 activations = $179/activation/year (Team)
10-14 activations = $169/activation/year (Enterprise)
15-19 activations = $159/activation/year (Enterprise)
20-24 activations = $154/activation/year (Enterprise)
25-29 activations = $149/activation/year (Enterprise)
Please contact [email protected] for higher volume license rates.
Software maintenance means you are eligible for future software updates.
All our subscription licenses come with full software maintenance so you can get access to any and all software update features that are released.
If you have a perpetual type license then you need to purchase a software maintenance plan on top of the 90 days complementary software maintenance that is provided to be eligible for new functionality.
You can renew your subscription at any point by logging in to your customer portal.
Simply click the Login button on this website and enter your CustomerID and Password.
To renew, select Renewals and Upgrades and purchase the upgrade through the online cart.
You can only renew through the portal with the exact same number of activations.
If you would like to increase or decrease the number of activations, simply contact us at [email protected] and we can send you an invoice and process the renewal manually.
Your LicenseID will remain the same and any computers already activated will automatically refresh and allow access the next time the OT Draw is opened.
There is no issue with letting your subscription lapse and then renewing the same license when you need access again.
Adding additional activations to your license
You can add additional activations to your subscription at any point.
Simply contact us at [email protected] and we will invoice pro rata for the remaining period of your subscription.
It is better to add activations to your existing license rather than purchasing an additional license so that you receive the full volume discounts.
Lowering the number of activations for your license
At the point of renewal, you can decrease the number of activations for your license.
We will need to process the renewal manually rather than through the customer portal.
Before the license is renewed and updated you will need to deactivate the program from the unrequired devices.
This can be done through the OT Draw program or through your portal.
If you’re dissatisfied with the OT Draw license you purchased from www.otdraw.com, you may contact us within 30 days of your purchase to request a refund.
You are eligible for a full refund under the following situations:
– The provided license is unusable
– The program has not been able to be successfully activated
– There are significant issues with the basic functionality of the program
Insighted Pty Ltd will consider but cannot guarantee other refund requests.
Please note, we offer a 14 day trial period to make sure the program can be installed successfully in your environment and to evaluate that the software features meet your requirements.
OT Draw is available via electronic download from this website. Please contact [email protected] if you are having issues downloading and installing the OT Draw program.
Other License Options
The standard license for OT Draw is an annual subscription. We recommend this type of license as it means you are always eligible for the latest features and are only paying for the period that you are using the program.
We do offer some other types of licenses as well to account for the varying conditions and configurations of your team.
– Perpetual License: This is a one-off payment for the current version of the program. You are not eligible for future software update features unless you also purchase an active software maintenance plan. If you don’t have software maintenance then you can access future updates by purchasing a software upgrade.
– Concurrent User License: Instead of being licensed by the number of devices, this option is licensing by the number of concurrent users accessing the program. This license has a different pricing schedule and is the required license when working in a remote desktop type environment.
Click here for a full description of the license features, requirements and procedures.
– Single User License: If you are a sole therapist and would like to use the program on a number of devices this is the most cost effective option for you.
Please contact [email protected] for more details and pricing about these types of licenses.
OT Draw is available on Windows and MacOS.
The Windows installer is an msi installer and the MacOS Installer is a zip file.
The download page will automatically detect the correct installer for download.
Installing on Windows
To install the program on a Windows device, download the msi installer from our Download page.
Then run the installer and go through the installation wizard. We recommend installing the program in the ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Insighted\OT Draw\’ as is defaulted.
Installing via Command Line Arguments
To assist with deployment on Windows machines, it is possible to use command line arguments with the msiexec tool.
After downloading the msi installer you can use the following command line to install and activate the license silently and simultaneously:
msiexec.exe /i “OTDrawInstall.msi” LicenseID=12345678 Password=ABCDEFGH
Installing on MacOS
The installer for MacOS is the same as the Windows installer but it requires .Net Framework 4.6.2 in order to run properly.
Download the MAcOS zip installer for OT Draw and extract the OT Draw.app file.
On first running the program it will prompt to move the program to the Application folder. Click Yes to conform this.
On first run it will also automatically start the downloading and installation of the .Net Framework. This process will take a couple of minutes and with go through a series of installation progress bars.
This process is only required on first installation. When downloading any future updates this additional installation is not required.
A standard activation is very straight forward. Once the program has been downloaded and installed, run the program and click Activate. You then enter the LicenseID and Activation Password issued for your license to complete the activation.
Some sites may block this activation process to their internet security protocols.
We use a 3rd party system called SoftwareKey to manage the activation and management of the licenses.
The licensing clients all use the same underlying technology as web browsers for activation. This means only connections on ports 80 (HTTP) and 443 (HTTPS) need to be allowed.
The license server URL is https://secure.softwarekey.com.
Is the standard activation process is being blocked then there is a manual activation process available. It completes the activation through a secure webpage instead. Simply go through the following steps:
Viewing License Details
Once your device has been activated using the LicenseID, you can view these license details through the program.
Select License Details from the License menu of the program. In earlier versions this may be under the Help menu instead.
The OT Draw program periodically refreshes your license to pull through any changes made to your license. This happens about once a week.
You can also manually refresh your license at any point by selecting Refresh License from the License menu in the program. In earlier versions this Refresh License option is found in License Details in the Help menu.
Transferring Activation to a different device
You are able to transfer your license to another device at any point.
The process is that you need to deactivate your copy on the current computer and then reactivate it on the new one.
There are 2 ways to do this.
1. If you have access to OT Draw on the original computer then you can simply deactivate by going to the License or Help menu within the program and selecting Deactivate License.
Then you will need to download, install and run OT Draw on the new computer and use your LicenseID and Password to reactivate it.
2. If you no longer have access to the OT Draw program on the original device you can deactivate remotely by logging in to your customer portal.
From here you select Manage Installations and deactivate your license.
Then download, install, run and activate OT Draw as above.
No remaining activations
When you try to activate your license you may get a popup advising that there are no remaining activations for your license.
When you are issued with a LicenseID your license is limited to the number of activations that were purchased. For example, if you purchase a Team License for 3 devices, the program will let you activate 3 times with the same LicenseID. On the 4th attempt it will advise that there are no remaining activations.
In this situation you need to deactivate the license from one of the other devices before proceeding.
If one of your old computers has crashed or been replaced, the old activation may still be sitting in the system and needs to be deactivated remotely through the portal.
See answer above for how to deactivate both through the program and through the customer portal.
Accessing software updates
The program will periodically check if there are any software updates available. With our subscription licenses you are entitled to any and all software updates that are released.
You can manually check for software updates from the License or Help menus of the program.
Accessing your customer portal
When you purchase a license for OT Draw you are issued with 2 sets of information. You are issued with a LicenseID and Activation Password are used to activate your license on the various computers. you are also issued with a CustomerID and Password which are used to access your customer portal to manage your licenses.
To access the customer portal simply click the Login button on the top right of this website.
Change Customer Password
When purchasing your OT Draw license online you will create a customer record and set your password as part of that process.
If we process you payment manually, through a separate invoice, you will be issued with an automated password.
In either case you can change your customer password at any point by logging in to your customer portal and selecting Change Password from the Home Page.
If you have forgotten your password, there is a Forgot Password link on the sign in page. It will send an automated email to the contact email on file. If you are having issues accessing the automated email, please contact us at [email protected]
Edit Contact Information
The contact information is first setup when you purchase your initial OT Draw license.
You can edit the contact name, email, phone and address at any point by logging in your customer portal and selecting ‘Edit Contact Information from the Home Page.
When it is time to renew your subscription, this is done through your customer portal rather than through the BUY page on the website.
Log in to your portal and select Renewals & Upgrades. This will bring up the relevant renewal option for your license. The number of activations remains the same for this process. If you need to increase or decrease the number of activations for your license, we will need to process this manually and edit your license. Please contact us at [email protected] and we will gladly assist with this.
If you are happy to keep the same number of activations, click Add to Cart and follow the prompts for payment.
On payment, your license will automatically be updated and running the OT Draw program will refresh the activation and allow continued access for another 12 months.
View previous invoices
If you purchased or renewed an OT Draw license online then a copy of the invoice is available through your portal.
From the Home Page select the Payment History for a full list of all your invoices.
Edit Activation names
At the point of activation you are asked to enter an Installation Name to describe the activation. By default it is a combination of the computer name and the current user name.
This Installation Name can be edited at any point through the portal to reflect a more meaningful description.
To do so perform the following steps:
Deactivate Activation remotely
If you no longer have access to the original computer you can deactivate the existing Activation remotely. This will enable you to activate on a new computer if the old activation is still sitting idle in the system.
Perform the following steps to deactivate through the portal.
There are 2 main methods for drawing in OT Draw.
Click and Drag Drawing:
Click and hold down the mouse button to start, hold and move the mouse to draw, and release the mouse button to finish.
Click and Click Drawing:
Perform a quick click and release to start drawing, move the mouse to draw, and perform another quick click and release to finish.
Disabling Click and Click Drawing
Some users find that the Click and Click method of drawing can lead to issues and objects being accidentally drawn.
There is an option to turn off this feature so that Click and Drag is the only drawing method available.
This is especially true for users who draw using a trackpad rather than a mouse.
To turn off this feature you can uncheck the Click and Click Drawing option in the Draw menu of the program.
Drawing to Scale
You can draw to scale in OT Draw by entering in values as you draw.
If you are drawing via Click and Drag you need to:
– Click and drag to choose the start point and direction of the object
– While still holding down the left mouse button, press the number keys to enter the distance (for line-based objects) or the width, then a comma, then the height (for 2D objects)
– While still holding down the left mouse button, press Enter to finish
– Let go of the mouse to end the process
If drawing via Click and Click:
– Click and move the mouse to choose the start point and direction of the object
– Press the number keys to enter the distance (for line-based objects) or the width, then a comma, then the height (for 2D objects)
– Press Enter to finish
Setting the Scale of the Diagram
Each canvas in your OT Draw project can have a different Scale Factor.
This is set by the Scale parameter in the top right corner.
The scale is set at 1:20 by default. Some modules, namely the Bathroom Templates and Photos modules, change this parameter to ‘Not to Scale’ as they are perspective drawings or images.
So that you can zoom in and out of your canvas without changing the scale, there is a Zoom Slider under the Scale Factor parameter in the top right corner.
There are 3 ways to zoom in and out of the canvas.
Disabling Zoom via Mouse Wheel
Some users may experience issues with the canvas zooming in and out accidently if they have a sensitive mouse control.
This can be especially true for Apple Magic Mice or any mice that have a touch surface on the front for scrolling.
To avoid this issue it is possible to turn off the Zoom functionality via the mouse scroll by unchecking the ‘Mouse Zoom Enabled’ parameter in the Tools menu.
Keyboard use while drawing
There are a number of keys that can be used while drawing to adjust the object. They can be used to modify the object (eg: SHIFT key), toggle parameters (eg: TAB key), manipulate the object (eg: change direction with the Arrow keys) or perform specific tool functionality (eg: create junction points with the Rail Tool).
A full list of all the keyboard shortcuts and their functions can be found here.
Once you have created your diagrams in OT Draw they will need to be exported out.
There are 4 options:
Export as an Image:
This will export each diagram as a separate image file (eg: jpg) for you to use in a report, email etc
Transfer to Document:
This will export all your diagrams into a single Word document. There are capabilities to include the client name and details on each page as well. You can also link to a Word Template to customise your report.
This feature is only available for Windows at this stage.
Print from OT Draw:
You can print your diagrams directly from OT Draw if required.
Copy and Paste:
You can simply copy and paste from OT Draw into any other program that accepts image files such as an email, Word document or image editor.
Using a template for Transfer to Document
To help customise your document you can create a Word document template (.dot file) that OT Draw will use to create the transferred document.
There are 2 options for creating a template:
Header and Footer:
In the .dot file you can place any custom information in the header and footer such as organisation logos, contact details, disclaimers etc.
Then OT Draw will use the body of the document to add the client and OT information as well as the diagrams.
This option gives you more ability to customise the template. You can still add any organisation and disclaimers etc in the header and footer but you can also customise the body of the document as well. Simply design your document layout and then wherever you want identifying information you can add a <Marker>.
For example, where you want the client’s name to be place a <Name> marker in the template. OT Draw will then replace this marker with the client’s name during the transfer process.
The full list of available <Markers> is:
<Name> = Client’s full name
<Address> = Client’s full address
<Phone> = Client’s phone number
<Works> = Written description of works
<Title> = Title of the diagram
<OT> = Name of therapist
<Date> = Today’s date
Within OT Draw go the Format Menu > Transfer Settings then click on the CLICK HERE link for further description and example templates.
Why is my diagram no longer to scale after I export it?
OT Draw will draw in the scale you specify with the scale factor.
However during the process of exporting and printing the image can be sometimes be resized to make it fit on the size page you are printing.
The image file (eg: jpeg) has the diagram to scale when it is at 100%.
When you print the image you need to make sure the printer settings are set to print it out at 100%.
If transferring and printing from a Word document:
MS Word will automatically resize your image to make it fit within the formatting of your document. (ie: fit within the margins, orientation etc of the page)
To check if MS Word has resized your image, right-click on the image in Word, select Format Picture or Size and Position and check the size. If the size is no longer at 100% then you will need to reformat your document to make it fit. For example you may need to to change the size of margins, the page orientation, size of header and footers etc. If it still doesn’t fit on the page you will either have to print to a larger page size or go back to OT Draw and change the scale down to make the diagram smaller. If you do go back and make changes in OT Draw you can copy and paste the image from OT Draw back into Word rather than transferring to document again.
If printing straight from OT Draw:
You can adjust the margins, page layout etc in the print preview screen. If the diagram is still oversize there is an option to resize to fit or to retain the size and keep the scale.
Not all objects converting from floorplan to side view
If an object from the floorplan is not appearing in the corresponding side view, it may be because the floorplan object is too far away from the wall or has an incorrect direction.
In addition, not all objects will automatically convert to the side view. This is especially true of kitchen objects. For example the stovetop and sink tools do not lend themselves to a side view element.
Some other tools may convert to a 2D elevation side view but no the 3D perspective side view.
Transferring to Document error
There can be connection issues with the Transfer to Document feature. It connects to the Microsoft Word application to automatically create a Word document.
There are a couple of known issues with this process.
1. The most obvious issue is if Microsoft Word is not installed on your device. You will need to purchase a license and install the Microsoft Word application.
2. In some versions of Word, if there is a Word document open or a Word background process running it causes an error. You need to close any open Word documents but also quit any background processes.
3. If a newer version of Word is installed, then removed and an older version installed instead, it can cause an error.
The solution in this case is to repair the Microsoft installation.
To repair, open Control Panel, then Programs and Features, then find Microsoft Office in the list and double click it to repair.
Transfer to Document not appearing in MacOS
The Transfer to Document feature is only available on Windows, not MacOS.
This is due to connection required with Microsoft Word.
We are investigating other options for similar functionality but it is not available at present.
Projects not saving on MacOS
For MacOS users, there is a known issue when trying to save an OT Draw project.
The program will appear to save and no error message appears, but no project file is created.
This issue occurs when any of the folders in the save filepath have a space at the start of end of the folder name. There can be spaces in the middle, just not leading or trailing spaces.
If you rename any folders to remove the leading or trailing space, the project will save correctly.
Diagram very small when exporting
Sometimes the exported diagram can look very small, often set far towards a corner, with a lot of white space towards the opposite corner.
This normally occurs when a small object is accidently drawn and it included in the export.
To resolve the issue you can draw a selection box to try delete the small object or use the Crop Tool to define the restraints of the diagram.