Your drawings can be stored online and you can view and EDIT DWG files online using a PC or a Mac. How cool is that? You and a colleague could be on other sides of the world and working on the same DWG (time zones and bandwidth permitting!). Not just that, you can run the AutoCAD WS Mobile app on any iOS. You’re now thinking, what is an iOS? It means you can run the mobile app on any Apple mobile device, so we are talking iPhone, iPod Touch and the latest and greatest, iPad as well! The mobile app is a cut down version of the full AutoCAD WS but it makes you completely mobile when you collaborate….very useful on a factory floor or a construction site, for example. Those DWG files that you are working on can also be updated direct from full AutoCAD using the AutoCAD WS plugin for AutoCAD. So the DWG files will always be up to date! Running AutoCAD WS Mobile on an iPad seems like a great idea due to screen size but how about on an iPhone or iPod Touch, surely it won’t be very clear? Let’s check it out!
So above we have it on the iPad, using Edit Text (upper pic) and using greyscale to view looks great doesn’t it? As you can see the Apple iOS provides clear, clean graphics and with the versatility of the iPad, you can work effectively and productively. So, what happens if you use an iPhone or iPod Touch? Let’s see below.
Another rather cool addition for all you subscription customers out there is the AutoCAD 2011 Subscription Advantage Pack. This gives AutoCAD 2011 subscription customers some rather cool tools as well.
You now have the DWG Convert tool (previously in DWG TrueView) to run in AutoCAD so you can batch convert DWG up and down through DWG versions making life so much easier.
You also have an IGES Import/Export tool making working with 3D models real easy!