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I think in 2011 we’ll see more and more PC applications launch on mobile OS’s such as Android and iOS. Autodesk is one of the companies to do this, and it will launch a lite version of their popular AutoCAD software by the end of the month on Android.
Source: http://www.androidized.com/autocad-i...ng-to-android/
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AutoCAD on a tablet with properly designed touch gestures... I know a few engineers who would sell their soul for something like that.
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AutoCAD on a tablet with properly designed touch gestures... I know a few engineers who would sell their soul for something like that.
I would pay quite generously for a properly designed mobile AutoCAD.

It would make having a tablet so much more awesome if I could use it with a digitizer etc
 
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The app is on the Market right now. Dunno if it's the same one that's mentioned in the article though.

Here's what it looks like on my Xoom using one of the pre-loaded samples:

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AutoCAD on a tablet with properly designed touch gestures... I know a few engineers who would sell their soul for something like that.
More like DWG Reader on a tablet with the ability to seriously irritate your drafting staff from the comfort of the boardroom make minor edits to very simple stuff. HURR DURR I'M GOING TO MOVE LINES AROUND WITH MY FINGER! OOPS I ACCIDENTALLY EVERYTHING!

I'm biased, I admit, because the kind of drafting I've done is completely incompatible with this app. Keyboard driven, and all drawings to be reviewed were sent by PDF. The idea of letting project managers muck about with drawings on their fancy new tablet toys would cause a riot.
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More like DWG Reader on a tablet with the ability to seriously irritate your drafting staff from the comfort of the boardroom make minor edits to very simple stuff. HURR DURR I'M GOING TO MOVE LINES AROUND WITH MY FINGER! OOPS I ACCIDENTALLY EVERYTHING!

I'm biased, I admit, because the kind of drafting I've done is completely incompatible with this app. Keyboard driven, and all drawings to be reviewed were sent by PDF. The idea of letting project managers muck about with drawings on their fancy new tablet toys would cause a riot.
Well, Autocad is keyboard driven, unlike Solidworks... At least from my experiences... I personally liked Autocad and am probably quicker with it, for certain tasks. Solidworks will, however, do everything... It just doesn't do it that well, sometimes. Ohh well.
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^^i agree

but those keyboard vectors could still be entered, it would just be VERY unintuitive
    
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AutoCAD on a tablet with properly designed touch gestures... I know a few engineers who would sell their soul for something like that.
I know I would . This could probably be my first reason to get a tablet.
    
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^^i agree

but those keyboard vectors could still be entered, it would just be VERY unintuitive
autocad is already unintuitive
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