updated 12:45 pm EDT, Wed September 29, 2010
Allows editing, sharing
Autodesk has launched AutoCAD WS, an iOS version of the company's desktop CAD software. The app lets users view, share and edit DWG files. External references, layers, and image underlays are incorporated, and while editing users can move, rotate and scale objects. Special tools allow for shape creation, text annotations and distance measurement.
Open DWG files are uploaded to a free AutoCAD WS online workspace. This allows several people to work on the same file simultaneously, and any changes are automatically synced between users. The app operates on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, though the iPad benefits from a larger working area as well as pop-up windows and menus. The download is free.