For long-time users of Autodesk software, standard practice is likely to involve working on projects at a desk or workstation, confined to an office or studio environment.
However, there is a whole other dimension to these programs, with AutoCAD in particular sporting a number of features unique to the free mobile variant, AutoCAD 30 Mobile (Previously AutoCAD WS). Due to the hardware limitations imposed by these devices, these features aren't quite evolved enough to allow a complete project to be designed from scratch.
What they can do is offer a unique set of tools that the desktop variety cannot replicate due to its static nature.
What are the benefits of AutoCAD 360 Mobile?
The biggest advantage AutoCAD for iPad boasts is its portability. Unlike a desktop setup, tablets running this software can be easily taken on site. This allows designers to compare their work in the program with the real-life equivalent as it takes shape.
If something needs to be added or removed, this can then be done easily and in real time, so any alterations are made while the thought is still fresh. Without this option, you would have to make notes or take photos and return to your workstation at a later time.
One of the other main trends that has accompanied the rise of mobile technology is shareability. AutoCAD 360 Mobile reflects this trend, allowing designers to provide live feedback to their colleagues on the design - provided the site has internet access.
Thanks to the GPS built in to all tablets, there is yet another unique capability AutoCAD 360 Mobile can offer. While on site, designers can add a GPS marker to the drawing file reflects their real life position. The software can then track their movements in relation to the design.
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