Apps for Engineers: Drawing and graphing apps for iOS and Android

CFE Media's Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of more than 240 engineering-related applications for Android and iOS, created by various companies. We've organized apps by category, company, and type. This month, gain access to drawing and graphing apps.

June 19, 2014

AutoCAD 360

Android 2.3+, iOS 6.0+

Cost: Free

By Autodesk Inc.

AutoCAD 360 is a free drawing and drafting mobile app that allows the user to view, edit, and share AutoCAD drawings. Simplify site visits and fieldwork with powerful design, review, and markup tools that are available online and offline. This app allows you to share drawings across desktop, Web, and mobile devices. Easily access drawings from Web browsers using the free companion AutoCAD 360 Web app.

TurboViewer X

Android 2.2+

Cost: $6.99

By IMSI/Design, LLC

The TurboViewer product line is a native DWG viewer that supports both 2-D and 3-D CAD DWG files for the Android platform. Users have access to a multi-touch navigation system as one pans, zooms, and 3-D orbits around one’s DWG and DXF files. To view drawing files, send an e-mail with the DWG or DXF attachment to the mobile e-mail client. Drawing files can also be viewed through Web downloads, FTP, Dropbox, WebDAV, and cloud-based storage systems. Built from the ground up and specifically optimized for mobile devices, TurboViewer is a fast 2-D and 3-D drawing viewer for any platform.


Android 4.0+, iOS 6.0+

Cost: Free

By Sensopia

MagicPlan measures a user’s rooms and draws the floor plan through the use of a camera on the user’s device. It’s as easy as taking a picture. The floor-plan is then exported in PDF, JPG, and DXF format, or it can be published as an interactive Web design.

CAD Expert – for Floor Plans edition

iOS 6.1+

Cost: $9.99

By pei yongyang

CAD Expert – for Floor Plans edition is a powerful and user-friendly floor plan creation tool for the iPad. Its intuitive, polished, and seamless interface makes creating floor plans on-the-go quick and easy. The user swipes one’s finger across the screen to draw a room. In addition, the PDF compatibility and annotation features allow the user to import existing plans, add notes, and export files via e-mail.

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