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As we become more and more mobile and the Internet of Things (IoT) keeps us easily connected, mobile applications are becoming increasingly popular.  Mobile computing power and faster wireless connectivity is allowing us to do more without the need for a PC.

With that in mind, here are a few of the currently available Autodesk mobile applications geared for the AEC industry with a short description of what they do.

AutoCAD Mobile – Create, view, edit and share DWG files through your mobile device.  AutoCAD mobile is currently available on the App Store, Google Play and Windows Store.  Non-Autodesk customers can create a user account to access existing drawings from email or via Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive.  Full subscription customers can use existing Autodesk user credentials to access Premium Features and create new drawings through the mobile application.

App Store: https://goo.gl/ig3pAE

Google Play: https://goo.gl/tYXwLJ

Windows Store (Surface Tablet): https://goo.gl/uZEuss


ReCap Pro – Made for the Leica BLK360 Scanner, ReCap Pro for mobile is only available from the App Store for iPad and iPad Pro.  This one is specifically for Leica BLK360 users, so if you own one, this is for you.

App Store: https://goo.gl/UjHhvY


A360 Mobile App – Share, view and comment 2D and 3D files from AutoCAD (.DWG and .DWF), Navisworks and Revit through your mobile or web connected device.  Sign in with your Autodesk User account to access your files from A360.  A360 Mobile is currently available on the App Store, Google Play, and via the web. 

App Store: https://goo.gl/2H1fKg

Google Play: https://goo.gl/Wt44B9

Web Based: https://goo.gl/hGcXVp


BIM 360 Field, Glue & Plan – From the BIM360 family of products, Field, Glue and Plan are all available for iPad on the App Store.  Use your Autodesk User account to access files and information from your BIM360 projects.

BIM360 Field: https://goo.gl/5XDRtw

BIM360 Glue: https://goo.gl/Jy9XPA

BIM360 Plan: https://goo.gl/d5ccag


BIM360 Docs – Access BIM360 docs on your mobile devices to view and manage construction plans, models and documents without your PC.  Sign in with your Autodesk User account to access your BIM360 project documents.  Available for iPad and iPhone on the App Store and Android devices on Google Play.

App Store: https://goo.gl/8kneXM

Google Play: https://goo.gl/tPCgqu


Autodesk FormIt – For conceptual 3D modeling and design via your mobile device, Autodesk FormIt is available for iPad and web connected devices.  No Autodesk account required for basic sketching and model creation, but an Autodesk account is required to export the model out of the mobile app or web interface.

App Store: https://goo.gl/C9mPYM

Web Based: https://goo.gl/iHyDbc


TinkerCAD – For those interested in 3D printing, TinkerCAD offers a quick and easy way to create CAD models that are ready for 3D printing.

Windows Store (Surface Tablet): https://goo.gl/3f1LBZ


All mobile applications are free to download, but as you can see from the descriptions, an Autodesk User Account is likely required to access the app or activate full functionality.  In some cases functionality may not be available to those who do not have current Autodesk Subscriptions or product licenses.

Additional information and more apps available from Autodesk can be found here: https://goo.gl/6Xrq9d

About the Author

Matt Miyamoto

Project Manager - Civil Solutions<br><br>With over 15 years of experience in the civil engineering industry, Matt provides training, consulting, technical support, and implementation strategies for organizations transitioning to Civil 3D. Matt is a licensed civil engineer, an Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI) as well as an Autodesk Certified BIM Specialist: Roads and Highway Solutions. Additionally, Matt is an Autodesk Certified Professional for AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D.

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