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Engineer App Series: AutoCAD WS Design App

January 31st, 2013

Garage door opener? There’s an app for that.
Locked your keys in the car? There’s an app for that.
What is the name of the song in that commercial…? There’s an app for that.
Engineering and AutoCAD WS design? There is now also an app for that.

Over 2,500,000 design mobile design apps have been downloaded from iTunes and Google Play. That is quite significant. Now engineers can take the next step into design technology and take AutoCAD designs, wherever they need to go.

The app company Autodesk is emphatic about building the best mobile tools for engineers. The app employs several important features that make this product incredibly desirable and successful.

1. Opening DWG and DXF files. Designers can easily open these files with support for xRefs, images, stylesheets and fonts.

2. Add new objects and texts to current designs. From your mobile device you can draw accurate lines, polylines and circles, as well as add necessary text.

3. Sharing features. Without being at your desk, you can share designs, as well as edit each other’s work, seeing the changes in real time.

4. Snap and unit drawing. Modes of ortho, snapping and unit input allow for precise drawing and measurements.

5. Various viewing modes. View your drawings in black and white, color and at various angles.

6. Edit objects. You can scale, rotate and move already created objects with just a simple touch and easy user interface.

The app also allows for online and offline access, so you can have instant access at any time.

The great thing about the AutoCAD WS app, is the variety of companies and industries that have found success with it. Notable organizations include the University of Cincinnati, where researchers are using the tool to study excavacations via hand drawings of the ancient city of Pompeii.

Theater Consultants Collaborative, LLC used AutoCAD WS to work with architects to design not only beautiful, but functional theater spaces.

Fitzroy Yachts of New Zealand custom builds superyachts for very lucky customers. Everything on the boats is made from scratch, and the AutoCAD helps the company to shape ideas with clients on the go.

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