Models On Your Mobile

Following on from last week’s mobile article, we thought we would run through just a few of the ways that you can access 3D models on your mobile device. There are mobile applications for iOS and Android for both DriveWorks and SolidWorks. Here’s a quick overview of each one. eDrawings The SolidWorks eDrawings application is available on both Android and iOS for just a small price and allows you to take your 3D and 2D product designs and documentation with you. There are a number of interesting uses for eDrawings that make it a must have for any SolidWorks user, especially those who like to travel with iPad in tow. One of our favourite features is the augmented reality feature. For those who aren’t well versed in the world of techno babble, this allows you to use your camera toting device to overlay a 3D model on a real word environment. I tried it out while I was writing this and as you can see below, the results are impressive and tend to talk for themselves. This app isn’t just for fun though. There are some interesting and innovative usage scenarios. For a Sales person trying to explain a model on the go, the ability to add some scale to their dazzling 3D models is sure to turn a few heads. We also particularly enjoyed the animation of our model drawings which whizz the user round the drawing and the specifications.         DriveWorks 3D viewer The DriveWorks 3D application is available for iOS, Android and for the Surface and other Windows tablets. DriveWorks 3D allows you to view 3D previews of models that have been specified when using DriveWorks as a Configurator Online using your tablet or smartphone.  What’s more, the app is free! For those who haven’t used DriveWorks Live before, this means you can configure new models using DriveWorks and then view them in glorious 3D on your mobile device. So for example if you are an iPad fanatic, you can configure the product you want and then use the app to view the model in detail. You can even share it to your favourite social media site. So if you have just configured a particularly nice photo frame you can share it with your friends. If you would like to download the app just search …

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