For years, architects around the world could not adopt the Mac in their offices, a computer known for its design and beauty. That’s because the AutoCAD, CAD program (acronym in English for Computer Aided Design) that became a world standard, has not been compatible with the Apple system since 1992. Now Autodesk decided to return to the platform with everything, including also the iPad it’s the iPhone.
The version for mobile devices will be called AutoCAD WS and the promise is that it will reach the App Store by October. The tool will allow professionals in the field to edit and share files, with real-time collaboration between teams.
The combination of this new version for Mac and its extension for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is a big step in Autodesk’s efforts to accelerate design and make designs more accessible to more and more people so they can shape the world around them.
It is not the first time that the company has adapted its products to iOS devices, but until then it was more focused on the consumer public. The application SketchBook Pro for iPad (with iPhone version) is already widely used for drawings and doodles by hand, taking advantage of the tablet’s multitouch screen. See a video of him in action:
With the arrival of AutoCAD for iPad, Apple devices will become a great working tool for architects and engineers.