The Pro version of eDrawings on iPad, called eDrawings Pro for iPad, is now available from the Apple App Store. This is a new app ($4.99 for 30 days or so, then $9.99 regular price) that goes beyond viewing SolidWorks documents. All of the same formats can be viewed (SolidWorks files, eDrawing formats and .DWG). Now, you have the ability to cut section views, measure, and read and write a variety of comments. All images in this article are actual screen shots.
The much anticipated initial release of eDrawings for iPad is now available from the Apple App Store. This is an inexpensive app ($1.99) to view SolidWorks models (.sldprt), assemblies (.sldasm) and drawings (.slddrw) on the iPad. Of course, eDrawing formats (.edrw, .eprt, .easm) and .DWG are also supported. All images in this article are actual screen shots.
SolidWorks World 2012 has several high quality applications for various devices. SolidWorks World 2012 is available for the iPhone and the iPad on the iTunes store, and for Android devices on the Android Market. (At SolidWorks World 2011, the mobile application was only available for the iPhone.) The 2012 version is loaded with practically all the information you’ll need to navigate the conference.
- Full conference schedule
- Log on to your SolidWorks World 2012 attendee account
- All sessions, including descriptions, maps of how to get to the assigned room, link to speaker’s bio, and the ability to add the session to your agenda
- All speakers and their bios
- Floor maps for each level
- Partner Pavilion directory, map, and other information
- General conference information, such as overview, hours, food, and special event
- Location of important points of interest
- Info about Dassault Systemes, including information other mobile applications
Additionally, there are links to SolidWorks related accounts on Twitter (tweet updates on the #sww12 hashtag), Facebook (SolidWorks World page, [not the SWW12 page]), Flickr (SolidWorks photostream including SolidWorks World 2012 group with uploaded photos by SolidWorks and attendees) and Youtube (SolidWorks related videos).
As a bonus, there’s a feature to scan QR codes of badges from other attendees to start building your contact list.
Dassault Systemes announced the release of 3DVIA Mobile HD, which they claim is “a first-of-its-kind interactive 3D model viewer for the iPad.” Connectivity (cloud?) continues to be a theme from Dassault Systemes. 3DVIA Mobile HD gives users access to view and interact with thousands of 3D models which are hosted on the 3DVIA.com content warehouse. Most 3D modelling software applications are able to connect to 3DVIA.com to share work on the iPad platform, including content in over 30 3D formats.
Also, Dassault Systemes claims that “3DVIA Mobile HD retains the speed, fluid movement and easy-to-navigate interface of the [original 3DVIA Mobile] iPhone app [while taking] advantage of the increased screen size and resolution of the iPad, making this a powerful 3D content demonstration tool.”
3DVIA Mobile HD will feature the following:
- Interactive 3D viewer: pan, zoom and inspect models with intuitive iPad finger movements
- Integrated 3DVIA 3D model search: search, download and view over 20,000 3D models published to 3DVIA.com
- Compatible with popular 3D formats: .dae (COLLADA), .3ds, .obj, .iges, .step, .kmz, .3DXML and many more
- Save and export 2D renders (images) to Facebook and e-mail
- Private publishing on 3D models: restrict access to sensitive product information by publishing to your private account
- Interact with the 3DVIA.com community: comment on and rate 3D models from the iPad
3DVIA Modile HD for the iPad is available for the temporary price of $1.99 in the App Store; full price will be $4.99.
As of right now, there is no word yet on if/when a similar application will be available for Android. I would be excited about an Android offering since it wouldn’t be limited to just one device and Android is the best selling smartphone OS now.