Apps for Engineers: General engineering apps

CFE Media's Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of engineering-related applications for Apple iOS and Android operating systems form various companies. We've categorized apps by category, company, and type. This month, see these general engineering applications.

By CFE Media January 21, 2015

3D CAD Models Engineering

iOS 7.1+, Android

Cost: Free

Company: Cadenas GmbH

This app for industrial manufacturers gives engineers in the automotive and building industries access to thousands of parts from 400 catalogs of global manufacturers. The user can download 2D and 3D CAD models that are all certified from suppliers. The 3D CAD models are compliant with major world standards.

ExakTime Mobile/PocketClock

iOS 6.0+, Android 2.3.3+

Cost: Free

Company: Exaktime Inc.

PocketClock/GPS creates a mobile time-clock for personnel in the field, with commanding tools for managers and supervisors. It has the ability to clock-in with individual PIN codes, track multiple work activities, and put a GPS location on every time-punch. It can also wirelessly transfer time records, add employees, crews, work locations, and take photos of job sites.

Wonderware SmartGlance

iOS 7.0+, Android 4.0+

Cost: Free

Company: Invensys Systems Inc.

SmartGlance provides on-demand and real-time access to continually changing corporate data, reports and key performance indicators via mobile smartphones. The powerful SmartGlance custom reporting and analytical tools help users see their own data in rich graphical format, allowing them to interact with data and take action from their mobile device.

Keycheck Inspection Checklist

Android 4.0+

Cost: $49.99

Developer: Keytroller Software

This app is designed to create an OSHA-required pre-operation electronic inspection for mobile equipment. You can create customized checklists for every vehicle in your fleet and the driver can choose the shift and vehicle checklist. The completed checklist is then wirelessly transmitted to a Dropbox account where the data can be disseminated into a Microsoft Excel report for easy viewing by management.

– Edited by Anisa Samarxhiu, digital project manager, CFE Media,

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