Five CAD Apps for Android and iPhone You Must Try

Now you can use your smart phone like iPhone or android as CAD viewer for DWG and DXF drawing files by installing the iPhone CAD app or android drawing apps. I will discuss here five such apps, some are for android and some are for iPhone and few of them are suitable for both the platforms.

 

1. AutoCAD WS

Strength:

–       Simple and intuitive user friendly GUI.

–       The DWG and DXF drawing files can be opened from e-mail attachment, web online work space and local storage.

–       Essential drawing editing options like move, rotate, scale, unit, snap, grid, save.

–       Essential viewing options like layers, pan, zoom, measurement.

 

Weakness:

–       Annotation scaling is not supported

–       Jogged dimension is not visible in AutoCAD WS.

–       You can select max. 30 objects at one go.

–       %% options of text are not supported.

Supported platforms: iPhone and Android

Cost: Free

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2. RapidCAD Viewer

Strength:

–      Basic viewing options like snapping, zooming, layer management are supported.

–      The DXF CAD drawing files can be browsed from local SD card, no account is required.

–      The drawings can be accommodated to portrait or widescreen (WS) mode.

Weakness:

–      DWG CAD file format is not supported yet.

–      Dimensioning is not supported yet.

–      Eclipse/elliptical arc are not supported yet.

Supported platforms: Android.

Cost: USD 9.99 for the full version, demo version also available.

 

3. AndCAD

Strength:

–      CAD objects creation features like line, circle, arc, note, polygon, dimensions.

–      The DXF CAD drawing files can be browsed from local SD card, no account is required.

–      Viewing options like snap, zoom, layer management.

–      Basic edition options like move, copy, rotate, scale.

–      DXF import and export options (beta).

–      The drawings can be accommodated to portrait or widescreen (WS) mode.

Weakness:

–      DWG CAD file format is not supported yet.

–      Trim, extend, mirror, offset are some of the options which are not supported yet.

Supported platforms: Android.

Cost: USD 19.99 for the full version, demo version also available.

 

4. AutoQ3D CAD

Strength:

–      Drawing creation options like line, circle, text, rectangle, and polygon.

–      Editing options like scale, move, rotate, mirror, offset, extend, trim and stretch.

–      The DXF CAD drawing files can be browsed from local SD card, no account is required.

–      Viewing options like pan zoom, rotate, snap, grid.

–      Isometric viewing is possible.

Weakness:

–      DWG CAD file format is not supported yet.

–      Complex curves are not supported yet.

Supported platforms: Android

Cost: USD 10

 

5. CARTOMAP CAD

Strength:

–      Support DWG/DXF/CTM CAD file formats.

–      Drawing creation options like line, circle, text, rectangle, axis, symbols and polygon.

–      Editing options like scale, move, rotate, extend, trim, undo, redo.

–      Layer management, hatching and selection options.

Weakness:

–      CAD drawing Print option is not supported yet.

–      Area fill hatch is not yet supported.

Supported platforms: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad

Cost: USD19.99

I will keep updating this list of iPhone, android CAD viewer for DWG, DXF and other format by adding new applications as I will find. Please leave a comment if you have anything to share on this subject.

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