Machine Design: CAD Apps, For When You’re Mobile




“Computer-aided design (CAD) is an essential tool for modern engineers who work in a variety of professional fields. As companies head toward cloud-based computing solutions and the Internet of Things (IoT) reaches all aspects of engineering, mobile CAD programs will become an even more valuable resource. Here is a roundup of popular mobile CAD apps and what they can do.

PTC Creo View Mobile

PTC Creo, formerly known as Pro/ENGINEER, introduced its Creo View Mobile to view 3D models on tablet devices. The app has a viewer similar to those of eDrawings Pro and Solid Edge Mobile Viewer. The app can view exploded models and identify individual component names within complex models.

PTC Creo on Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Tablet

The future of CAD on mobile devices lies in products like the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet. The tablet comes in configurations with the Core i5 or i7 processor from Intel, a solid-state hard drive of 256 GB or 512 GB, and 8 GB of RAM. With the processing power of the i7, the tablet can run full versions of Solid Edge Pro and PTC Creo.”

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Ed – Did you know that the Microsoft teams use PTC Creo to design their products?  In addition to the Microsoft Surface tablet, its Xbox, Kinect, and Arc Touch mouse devices (all designed in PTC Creo) have become hugely popular living-room devices for gaming and much more.