Thursday, September 30, 2010

AutoCAD WS Free Download now Available in the App Store for iOS

AutoCAD WS on iPhone-iTouch
AutoCAD WS is a mobile application for the Apple iPhone, iPod, and iPad.  It gives users the ability to view, edit and share AutoCAD DWG files!  You don’t have to take your laptop with you to view DWG files, or to edit them, AutoCAD WS can do that for you.

AutoCAD WS, formerly known as Project Butterfly) is now out and it is free.  It is available in two forms; Web Browser Based (in Adobe Flash) and for iOS devices (iPhone, iTouch and iPad).  There are many things that you can do with AutoCAD WS, but there are also many things that you can not do with it.  AutoCAD WS is not meant to replace AutoCAD, if it were it wouldn’t be free!  It is meant to be mobile and a means to collaborate with others.  The browser based AutoCAD WS is different from the iOS based version.  You can do more with the browsers version, but it’s not mobile unless you are running it on a laptop or netbook.


AutoCAD WS in a browser


AutoCAD WS allows users to upload (only from the browser version or the AutoCAD Plug In) DWG files so that they can be viewed and marked up in AutoCAD WS.  If you haven’t tried it out I suggest you do.  Multiple users can access and edit a DWG file simultaneously.  Notes can be taken and viewed by all parties involved.  This feature will allow users to better understand drawing discussions, provide the same notes, the same markups, and allow further collaboration.  AutoCAD WS is not meant to be a full out CAD program.  It is a simple 2D mark up and collaboration tool.  
If you want to find out more about it here are some links to follow:


AutoCAD WS Web application and online workspace. www.autocadws.com
AutoCAD WS Mobile app for the for Apple® iPad™, iPhone®, and iPod touch®, available for download on iTunes (www.itunes.com/app/autocad-ws)
AutoCAD WS Mobile apps are immediately available from iTunes store, plug-ins from www.autocadws.com/downloads, and web app sign-up/account access at www.autocadws.com.
Video is available on the log-in page www.autocadws.com


AutoCAD WS on iPad
There is a plug in available for AutoCAD and some of its verticals that will give you access to your AutoCAD WS Account from within AutoCAD.  This will make it easier for users to upload files for viewing.  The plug-in is only available for English AutoCAD 2011 and English AutoCAD LT and these verticals:

  • AutoCAD® Architecture 2011
  • AutoCAD® MEP 2011
  • AutoCAD® Mechanical 2011
  • AutoCAD® Plant 3D 2011
  • AutoCAD® P&ID 2011
  • AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2011
  • AutoCAD® Electrical 2011
  • AutoCAD® ecscad 2011 
  • AutoCAD® Structural Detailing 2011
  • AutoCAD® Map 3D 2011



I suggest that you check it out.  It may be a tool that you can use.
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