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How are Mobile Apps Used in the Field of Architecture

Swathi S

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The mobile apps convert your complex problems into simple handleable solutions. Architecture is one such vast field that is influenced by mesmerizing mobile apps that makes your life easier. There are many must-have apps for architects which can be very useful for them in order to draw plans and measure the dimensions. Some of the apps allow to view the 3D view of the image which provides real-time effect on the end user. There are many dedicated iPhone and Android development company indulged in building creative apps suitable for engineers.

Some of the hand-picked apps useful for architects are discussed below.

AutoCAD 360 (Free)

This mobile drawing and drafting app is available for both iPhone and Android platform. The engineers can easily view, edit, or share the AutoCAD drawing using this app. The complete details of the drawing such as layers, external references, and image underlays can be viewed using the app. The navigation option is available to pan or zoom the large drawings with multi-touch facility. One can easily move, rotate, or scale objects. This app is very useful for the architects to manage their design plans. The app has received more than 4+ rating in the app store.

Morpholio Trace (Free with in-app purchases)

Architects can easily draw pictures above imported images or any background. This helps for easier illustration of the image using different types of pen like pencil, Fountain pen etc. There are also many in-app purchase option for including grids template, diagrams, scale grids, fashion design, landscape, coloring etc at $0.99 each.

BIMx (Free)

The 3D Building Information Models can be explored interactively using this free Android app. This can be the perfect choice for architect to impress their clients with real time 3D images and navigation with joystick and finger controls. There are options to pan, rotate, and zoom. The app has received 4.4 star rating.

Measure tools -Linea (Free)

This is a contribution of iPhone developers that can be one of the friendly companion for the architects and engineers to measure the different areas. They can import the image or take photograph and start measuring the dimensions to take note. The image can be zoomed for clarity. Different colors can be used to differentiate the dimension. The final image can be sent via email. The app has received 4+ rating in the iTunes.

Architect's Formulator ($9.99)

No more confusions remembering formulas. This app contains more than 400 formulas that can be quite useful for architects. It combines the formula related to electrical, carpentry, plumbing etc. It also includes formula for excavating or soil filling, required amount of concrete or bricks etc. The formulas related to electrical work such as resistance, voltage, power etc can also be measured. The acoustics of building, shear, beams etc can also be handled by this app. This app has received 4+ rating.

Interior Design (Free)

This app provides many ideas for interior decoration. All the photos are organized under proper categories like living room, kitchen, bedroom etc. From the list of photos, the user can choose their favorite. This app has received 4.2 star rating in the Android app store.

SKOL catalogue of finishing materials (Free)

This app allows to select the finishing materials. It contains collection from exclusive suppliers. It enhances the interior design and fashion with multiple collections of frescoes and ceiling. This app can act like the professional tool for designers and architects. SKOL has been rated 4+ in the iTunes.

Iluka Furniture of iPad(Free)

Your projects may require unique furniture with different colors and the source is made available to you in this app. There is reference available for designers handling custom outdoor furniture. This app has received 4+ rating.

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Swathi has lots of interest in writing about mobile apps, i would love to update my knowledge on latest techniques. Currently i am a developer in iPhone app development company


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