Apps for Engineers: File preview apps for iOS and Android

CFE Media’s Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of more than 170 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 our file preview category.

03/26/2014


This app lets users securely access project designs and documents for architecture, engineering, and construction from anywhere. Courtesy: Autodesk Inc.Buzzsaw

iOS 4.2+

Cost: Free

Company: Autodesk Inc.

Company Website: www.autodesk.com 

This app lets users securely access project designs and documents for architecture, engineering, and construction from anywhere. Autodesk, Revit, and Navisworks models, DWF, AutoCAD, DWG, DXF, PDFs, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are all compatible. 

This app, allows the user to access Tolomatic's company and product information including gear boxes, pneumatic cylinders, motors, and control systems. Courtesy: TolomaticTolomatic

iPad, iOS5.1+

Cost: Free

Company: Tolomatic

Company Website: www.tolomatic.com 

With this app, access Tolomatic's company and product information. Products include: right-angle gear boxes, cone clutches, pneumatic cylinders, industrial caliper brakes, electric linear actuators, and motors and control systems. 

This app is a CAD viewer that allows users to view native eDrawings files and SolidWorks parts, assemblies, and drawings files. Courtesy: SolidWorks Corp.eDrawings Android

iOS 4.0+

Cost: $1.99

Company: SolidWorks Corp.

Company Website: www.solidworks.com 

This app is a CAD viewer that allows users to view native eDrawings files and SolidWorks parts, assemblies, and drawings files. The app integrates e-mail functionality such that users can load and send files.

This app allows users to create a custom dashboard that they can use to remotely control and monitor running applications in that program. Courtesy: National InstrumentsData Dashboard for LabVIEW

Android

Cost: Free

Company: National Instruments

Company Website: www.ni.com 

This app allows NI LabVIEW users to create a custom dashboard that they can use to remotely control and monitor running applications in that program. Users can connect deployed NI shared variables or LabVIEW web services with controls and indicators.

- Edited by Jordan Schultz, associate content manager, CFE Media, jschultz@cfemedia.com.



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