Anyone designing DWG files knows AutoCAD. This is one of the best DWG file creators with visuals that can only be sought in powerful, hungry and monster-spec rigs. The availability of AutoCAD WS for iOS takes mobility of this powerful graphic solution to the next level.
Developed by Autodesk Inc. this is one app whose quality and tool integration cannot be questioned. AutoCAD WS really brings power of accessibility into the hands of the users.
With AutoCAD WS users can annotate and go through their drawings anytime and anywhere; with DWG and DXF files received by emails being easily opened within the app. The application allows for all the aspects of the DWG file to be scrutinized, including external references, layers and image underlays. It also takes full-advantage of the multi-touch ability of the iOS devices with support for pinch-to-zoom and pan features.
Editing on the app is as easy as 1-2-3 with objects being selected with just a tap, being further moved, rotated and scaled. A very useful feature, which I found under the editing mode, is the ability to select between Snap or Ortho mode, depending on the type of editing required at the moment. Paper mark-ups are a thing of the past as users can directly add text and annotations to the file in the device itself.
AutoCAD WS also allows users to directly share their files with others via email and work with other people simultaneously on the same DWG file. Edits to drawings can be viewed in real time as AutoCAD WS immediately captures changes made by the users and others within the online workspace.
The current updated version 1.3 of AutoCAD WS also brings in options like ‘layer management’, ‘area management’, file management’, and ‘unit typing’.
This app is really a great product with all the high-end tools of AutoCAD desktop integrated within it. Further, I would highly suggest for users to have an AutoCAD WS account for seamless sharing of files between multiple users.
Users can also take a look at Free CAD tool software.
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