An architect can hardly abandon the computer once and for all To realize his profession, in the accomplishment of his work there is the need to use exclusive software to project design and even 3DHowever, nothing prevents that with a little creativity you architect make good use of the iPad as a tool on your desktop.
You see, architects have clients, often only independent professionals and relate via e-mail, schedule meetings and also need to be up to date with everything that is trending in the business.
I separated a list of special applications for architects, as well as at the end I make a suggestion for the architect to use the iPad to deal with clients and make portfolio presentations to potential clients.
Be sure to read the special article for architects and engineers we published earlier!
Apps for Architects:
(app 361285480) Keynote is the most powerful presentation app ever designed for a mobile device. It makes for great presentations, with graphic elements and lively transitions. Allows you to create an excellent portfolio to present your work to clients. You can also use Keynote to present projects. It is the application that replaces Microsoft Power Point on the iPad.
(app 393149734) View, edit, and share your DWG files with anyone, anywhere. This App allows you to work with AutoCAD drawings directly on the iPad. Write and review drawings accurately while on-site, at meetings, or outside the office. Work with local versions of your projects when you don't have an Internet connection and easily open DWG, DWF, and DXF files. Experience the freedom to take your projects wherever you go.
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(app 413515229) Want to change the decor of your home, change the colors and remodel the interior space? The perfect 3D Home Design app to design and design the home of your dreams, with maximum simplicity! With its revolutionary real-time 3D technology and a user-friendly interface, Home Design 3D meets your highest expectations.
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(app 330247123) This app is great for you to start a building or work on, it allows you augmented reality so you know exactly the Sun's path at any time of the day. That way you can plan your project to better enjoy daylight and avoid heat sources in inappropriate places.
(app 358085627) Cartomap Cad allows you to create, open, edit, send and receive files with DWG / DXF and CTM extensions, project files that you can open directly via email or send them via iTunes, iDisk, Dropbox. or WebDAV. It even provides over 150 Cad tools for editing your files (lines, arcs, polygons, freehand, text, symbols, etc.).
(app 542360033) Excellent and free, Revoluz is an application for lighting calculations, with which you can calculate the exact amount of light that each room needs using the iPad camera. With Revoluz you will be able to achieve efficient lighting with the amount of parts needed to brighten your project.
(app 412760682) This app is extremely professional and allows architects to quickly develop preliminary scope, conceptual budgets, bubble diagrams (square shape with rounded corners), and total project cost analyzes. Really very powerful, despite the high investment it worth those applications that are worth investing.
How can an architect get the most out of his iPad?
I believe the professional architect who works with the iPad has a very powerful tool to relate to and also display your portfolio in meetings. I suggest to an architect to use the iPad as walking business cardYou take him with you wherever you go, show him your work to potential clients, and keep an eye on your email and appointment schedule.
Happy are the architects who will be able to use mostly free and native applications such as App Contacts, Calendar, Mail, Safari, etc. Using Contacts to manage your customers, suppliers and partners you keep your phone list, emails and addresses always in sight. Since the Agenda App can be very well used to keep you organized, independent professionals often suffer from organization is therefore no better than scheduling your tasks and not wasting time for any important meetings.
App Mail is a fantastic tool because the warnings and notifications that iOS brings us let you know the instant of the emails you have received, never leaving behind or even losing sight of an important email.
Safari is the gateway to the internet on the iPad, the ultimate browser that will allow you to find everything you need to do your work as an architect, whether it's a phone from a vendor, an address, a service provider. , finally, this fundamental App even for the inspirationThere are thousands of galleries of architect works on the internet, you can take a tour of them whenever you want using Safari.
Be sure to purchase Keynote, it will help you create presentations that really impact iPad, with it you can always create and keep your portfolio updated, which will be presented to your potential customers with each visit. A good image is worth a thousand words, make them want you! With one stylus pen You can make sketches directly on your iPad screen during a meeting.
These are my tips and directions for you architects!