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.
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.
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.
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.
Data Dashboard for LabVIEW
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.
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