Smart-phones are usually judged on the basis of their specs, or operating system, or the size of their screen … not that all these features don’t matter but what really makes a smart-phone worth its price (especially when we compare it to a normal cell phone) is an entire range of games and apps that you can run on a smart phone. Doesn’t matter if you are looking to study, have some fun, play game, do shopping, or work, you will find an app that’s made to help you in your endeavors. From doctors to engineers, and accountants to real estate professionals, there are apps that will help you carry out your job in a more efficient and timely manner.
Same is the case with architects or interior designers, from the students pursuing a degree in architectural design to professional designers, there are plenty of Android Apps that can come really handy, let’s have a look at some of these apps.
Auto Cad needs no introduction for people associated with the field of architectural designing, engineering or project management. Now, Auto Cad WS is not a mobile version of Auto Cad, but it is quite capable. For example, you can open all types of 2D or 3D Auto Cad files (including DWF or DWG files). Not only you can view these files, but you can also make some changes to the objects like moving, rotating or scaling, adding text annotations, validating distance measurements, and much more. Last but not the least; you can share the modified files with your teammates, seniors, or clients directly from your device to get the approval. And if you are not sold yet, here’s the best part, the App is free.
And Cad is a premium app that enables you to create and edit 2D Cad files supporting DXF. The main features of this App includes Image Underlay, Direct Input Unit, True Vector Objects, Two modes including Landscape and Portrait, and it also allows snapping of the objects. There’s a free demo version available, and if you are satisfied, you can get your hands on the full version while paying a nominal price of $34. 99.
The lite (free) version of this app offers quite a lot, the app is meant for saving objects and space measurements and dimensions. In a nutshell, you can take photos and add dimensions, arrows or angles to demonstrate the measurements, and in the end, export the photos with added dimensions (this feature is available only in paid App). By paying $4.23 you can get the premium app that will give you Laser Meter Leica Disto support.
Buildings, as the name suggest, brings a massive database consisting of more than 40, 000 buildings on your smart phone. It’s a free App that contains images and videos about the architectural wonders of past or modern times. Apart from the architects or interior designers, the App is good for tourists as well providing them with the information about a historical building or a modern architecture worth seeing. But even if you can’t visit the building in person, you will learn a lot from all the information provided in this App, a must have source of inspiration for architect students.
Another free and helpful App for inspirations and ideas, having lots of pictures for architects, slide shows and ideas, this app is more like a magazine for people interested in buildings, architectures, and interior designing with a section of regularly updated stories along with the images. The App comes with Facebook or Twitter integration so you can share these stories with your colleagues, or take a look at the stories or images shared by your contacts.
Enough of the inspiration and designing stuff, here’s a fun way of trying your proficiency in engineering bridge architectures. The game is quite popular amongst the people with a penchant for this job. Your job is to engineer a bridge to let the train cross safely. Lite version is free, while you can get the paid version that costs less than $2 dollars and comes with many new levels.
Bashir is an Android user and loves to write on topics related to Android and smart-phonesl. He writes for Abbey Lofts that offers loft conversion services in Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Essex, and London.