Thursday, April 21, 2011
AutoCAD WS Mobile for Android - finally an AutoCAD for Linux
Autodesk has released a free mobile version of AutoCAD - AutoCAD WS Mobile for Android. All users with mobile phones and tablets equipped with the Google Android operating system can now view and edit DWG files on their "pocket" devices, smartphones and tablets.
AutoCAD WS for Android is - similarly to the existing iOS version for Apple iPhone and iPad - a client application communicating with the Autodesk's internet "cloud" server - AutoCAD WS. But you don't need to be online for editing and reviewing operations on a DWG drawing. AutoCAD WS Mobile works also in a off-line mode. And because Android is based on Linux, AutoCAD WS for Android is actually the long worshipped version of AutoCAD for Linux!
The communication with AutoCAD WS (updating DWG files, history, publishing) is included in the new AutoCAD 2012 family, including the LT version.
AutoCAD WS for Android (5.25MB) can be downloaded from the Android Market (ideally directly from your Android device).