What it is: A DWG viewing app that also allows the user to view, create, edit and share AutoCAD drawings across Web and mobile devices.
What it does: With the free app, users can upload and open 2D DWG drawings directly from email or external storage and view all aspects of the file, including external references, layers and image underlays. AutoCAD 360 Pro, which requires a paid subscription, additionally provides the ability for new drawing creation, support for larger files and increased storage capacity, access to all drawing and editing tools including arc and offset, editing capabilities, including annotations directly on the drawing using tools such as cloud, mark up, arrow, etc., advanced layer management, the ability to view and edit object properties, a block palette containing all existing blocks from the drawing, and personal customer support via email. There is a 30-day free trial to try out the app before deciding to purchase a subscription. The Pro and Pro Plus annual subscription cost $49.99 and $99.99, respectively. The Pro version also offers a monthly payment plan of $4.99.
Who it’s for: Any designer or contractor who uses AutoCAD to create and share designs.
Why kitchen and bath designers need it: If a designer already uses AutoCAD, the AutoCAD 360 Pro app comes with it free, so that the designer can access, edit or also create designs from a mobile device. If a designer works off of mobile devices more than a computer, the designer can have the capabilities of AutoCAD 360 Pro and create designs from anywhere, without the need to be anchored to a stationary computer.
Available Since: 2010 iOS; 2011 Android OS
Who makes it: Autodesk
Platform: iOS for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Android OS, Windows OS
Where to find it: On the iTunes Store, on Google Play and on the Windows Store
For more info: https://www.autocad360.com
Note: AutoCAD 360 is separate from the AutoCAD software for computers. While users can share platforms if they already have AutoCAD software, AutoCAD 360 also works on its own.