Once the home improvement industry evolved, the need for highly sophisticated and precision based apps for architects and designers also emerged.
That’s why in this article we created a list of the best 5 mobile apps to install on the Android tablets and smartphones and also on the iPhones and iPads, that when an idea arises you will be prepared to power your tablet and start doing the necessary graphics. We shall also indicate one of Autodesk’s apps that every architect and engineer must have installed on their mobile devices to be able to review the house plans. Let’s start:
Best applications for architects and designers:
1. AutoCAD 360 (iPhone, iPad and Android phones)
Designed for architects and engineers, you can not miss having installed on your tablet or smartphone this free application called AutoCAD 360 (before AutoCAD WS), that allows you to view the plans and projects, edit them and even share them with other colleagues. This is great because when you are in a construction area, the plans have to be constantly revised and some modifications can be made on site.
Autocad 360 is free so you can see all your CAD files from your mobile device, however, if you need to expand the functions you can choose AutoCAD 360 PRO (paid version).
2. Autodesk FormIt (iPad and now also for Android)
A lot has changed since Autodesk FormIt hit the market. Since from the beginning it was an excellent app that helped architects and engineers that allows them to capture design ideas wherever they are. This tool allows you to adjust to the environment of the building since you can select materials and the architecture of the area to have a more precise design idea, if you use the famous Revit also from Autodesk then you have a couple of applications that can work together to generate you the best architectural design ideas.
3. Morpholio Trace (iOS)
Morpholio allows you to work with your ideas through layers, you can draw on the images imported to the application to make changes or start making your sketches of the plans whenever you want. As you know the whole creative process starts with simple lines, when you have your tablet in hand, with Morpholio Trace you can start to shape your design ideas in any place where an idea arises.
Alternative software design:
An interesting alternative to Morpholio Trace is Adobe Ideas from Autodesk (iPhone, iPad) that captures your design ideas at any time, uses vectors and layers like Morpholio Trace.
4. Graphisoft Bimx (iOS)
Graphisoft Bimx is a mobile app as powerful as Autodesk’s apps. In terms of software design and construction, as we know ArchiCAD is a popular application for the architectural design, BIM is similar to Revit by Autodesk. For those who prefer the environment of ArchiCAD, they can use Bimx on tablets and smartphones with Android and iOS, to generate interesting projects that will now start in 3D and end in 3D.
5. Paper (iOS)
If you are one of the classic designers who prefer to have a white canvas from which to start “designing” their future home or building, there is no better alternative than the famous Paper app, considered one of the best mobile design applications.
If after reviewing this list you consider that there may be alternatives with some extra features such as making house plans easily, well you are right. Here you can also review Applications for Android and iOS to make house plans, on the other hand, if you need applications for use on your computer you can take advantage of 10 best applications to make house plans.