Apps for Engineers: Mobile apps for essential engineering applications

Engineering mobile applications have potential to help engineers do their jobs better. CFE Media's Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of engineering-related applications for Apple iOS and Android operating systems from various companies. Apps are organized by category, company, and type. These are listed in the app as of December 2016.
By CFE Media December 10, 2016

CFE Media’s Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of engineering-related applications for Apple iOS and Android operating systems from various companies. Apps are organized by category, company, and type. These mobile energy apps include a construction app, a drawing tool app, and a refrigerant ruler app. Click on the Apps for Engineers logo on the right to link to where you can download the CFE Media Apps for Engineers mobile application from Google Play and the iOS App Store. 

The Atlas Copco Construction app offers a range of products and service for onsite energy, compaction, paving, demolition, renovation, and recycling solutions for sustainable productivity. Courtesy: Atlas CopcoAtlas Copco Construction

iOS 8.0+, Android 4.1+

Cost: Free

Company: Atlas Copco Construction

The Atlas Copco Construction app offers a range of products and service for onsite energy, compaction, paving, demolition, renovation, and recycling solutions for sustainable productivity. By using this app, engineers can request for quotes, contact the company, find the nearest Atlas Copco location based on location, engage on social media channels, see a video gallery, and get the latest news.

AutoCAD 360 is designed to enhance the drafting experience with an adaptive grid to draw quickly and accurately. Courtesy: AutodeskAutoCAD 360

iOS 9.0+, Android 4.0+

Cost: Free

Company: Autodesk Inc.

Use AutoCAD 360 as an effective drawing tool to enhance the drafting experience with an adaptive grid to draw quickly and accurately. The app also has a redesigned smart pen to be more accurate and easy to use. The smart pen tool allows users to easily draw lines and arcs using a finger or Apple pencil.

This app covers all of the common refrigerants and contains data on relevant physical properties and offers a user interface to help work out temperature and pressure for various refrigerants. Courtesy: BitzerBitzer Refrigerant Ruler

iOS 9.0+, Android 4.1+

Cost: Free

Company: Bitzer

This app covers all of the common refrigerants and contains data on relevant physical properties. It offers an intuitive user interface to help work out temperature and pressure for various refrigerants. This tool is one of the few applications that enables the use of imperial and metric units at the same time. It is available in English and German. There are two other functions that allow users to select natural refrigerants and for global warming potential (GWP) values.

BuildingBlok's cloud-based construction management and communications software helps users manage the lifecycle of a project, including the planning/bidding phase, construction document management, and closing/archiving. Courtesy: BuildingBlokBuildingBlok

iOS 7.0+, 4.0+

Cost: Free

Company: BuildingBlok LLC

BuildingBlok’s cloud-based construction management and communications software helps users manage the lifecycle of a project, including the planning/bidding phase, construction document management, and closing/archiving. The helps increase transparency and accountability for all parties involved in residential, commercial, and industrial construction projects. BuildingBlok saves time, paper, and money, minimizes mistakes and related costs, and improves the efficiency and economics of managing construction projects.

Edited by Emily Guenther, associate content manager, CFE Media, eguenther@cfemedia.com.

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