CAD on the iphone and touch

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by needthephone, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. needthephone macrumors 6502a

    Apr 4, 2006
    This looks really interesting, allows you to look at solidworkds models and drawings on your iphone or touch. It's early days but this could go the way of gogle docs so in theory CAD on the iphone could be a possibility (OK small screen but if you want to work on a design away from the office then this could be it)
  2. beppeabresh macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2008
  3. BeagleBecker macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2010
    It's Here!!

    Fresh Design Base Ltd. have just released a legitimate CAD application on the iPhone! It's called SitePAD. Check it out on the App store or at Its a work in progress but definately hitting the right buttons!
  4. northernbaldy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 13, 2010
    the north, UK
    can I ask why? whats the point?

    on a screen so small its pretty useless in my opinion
  5. jbro1999 macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2009
    ok no one cares about your opinion. Don't use it then.
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
    Agreed, I don't see the point on such a small screen either.
  7. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

    Aug 23, 2008
  8. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    Linux on PS3
    Windows on any Apple computer
    Fart apps on the iPhone
    More than 4GB storage for a phone
    Health Care Reform

    There's a lot of things that a lot of people think are pretty useless....yet they still get used. Go figure.
  9. mrmfast macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2010
    Oh really? I know this is an iPhone thread and all, but please, enlighten me.
  10. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    The only things on that list I see as pointless are #2 & #3. Considering my org played a major role in the passage of the HCR Bills it would be a bit silly for me to consider them useless :)
  11. BeagleBecker macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2010

    SitePAD is aimed at those people who record information i.e. survey, who untill now have had to use pen and paper, then make their way back to the office where they set about RE-DRAWING their sketches on their desktop CAD app. It is also useful to people for whom a full blown desktop solution is not cost effective.
    The iPhone/iTouch/iPad + SitePAD combination allows them to record that information in a CAD format while on site.
    Yes the screen size is small, but the drawing canvass is pretty much infinite and using pan and zoom the user is able to take advantage of that. By drawing in the CAD format from the outset, there are many advantages. Primarily, no time is wasted re-drawing anything. Using the cellular networks, the files can be sent to the office in real time for a colleague to continue working on. Indeed, no additional time is wasted in that colleague trying to interpret someones hand drawn sketches.
    The screen is small, but the software will work on the iPad (theres a native version coming soon). SitePAD isnt trying to replace desktop CAD applications, but it does extend your office / CAD capabilities, allowing simple CAD drawing remotely.
  12. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816


    Nov 4, 2008
    I'm sure AT&T thanks you for the extra $1 Billion they have to pay because of the new health care bill.

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