With the release of the new iPad 2 by Apple and my project deadline quickly approaching I decided to look into the AutoCAD app for iPad and iPhone. I haven’t gotten the chance to explore it on my iPad yet but as soon as I do I will let you know the results but for now I am super excited about having AutoCAD with me at all times. The description on the Apple website says:
“View, edit, and share your DWG™ files with anyone, anywhere. AutoCAD WS mobile app enables you to work with AutoCAD drawings directly on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Accurately annotate and revise drawings while you are on location in the field, in meetings, or out of the office. Work with local versions of your designs when you don’t have an Internet connection, and easily open DWG and DXF™ files you receive as email attachments directly on your device. Experience the freedom of taking your designs with you—wherever you go.”
This sounds great and I believe this would be a great tool for in the field adjustments and notes. Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects are leaders in the design field in Arkansas and use the iPad in all aspects in design. Below are some screen shots of the AutoCAD iPhone and iPad app. I will update you on my reviews of the app but for now let me know what you think about the idea of using the iPad on site and for daily design.