Let’s be honest, to find an application that will at least open DWG files is already good news. We even not say that they open them correctly and without incredible artifacts and deformation. Therefore, below will tell about those applications that showed a more or less acceptable result and which you can try yourself.
This application is officially released for Android devices. Its charm lies in the fact that you can create three-dimensional models. The program will be necessary for those people who are engaged in an engineering business, or for those who create models for toys.
Note that developers have managed to create a quality application with simple and convenient functionality. Users can easily not only view DWG and DWF files but also edit them. There are more than enough available tools to make edits. If necessary, the ready file can be sent immediately to colleagues or the customer via e-mail.
To start working with AutoCAD, you need to create an account. This is a required rule for the user to have access to the “cloud” in which your downloaded files will store. We emphasize that the program works in an offline mode. Therefore, you can edit files not only on the server but also locally, if you can not connect to the Internet for some reason.
In general, the product works just fine. It is easy to learn, constantly updated and offers advanced features completely free. Android version of the program does not differ from its computer predecessor so that even the interface here is almost not changed.
Downloads: 140 700 +
Customers rating: (4.2 / 5)
This is another application for working with DWG files. It also works well. In terms of quality, it surpasses many competitors and is comparable with the above-described application. It has its own cloud and other useful features. DWG FastView supports working with 2D / 3D drawings in DWG format and allows you to open projects created in GstarCAD, AutoCAD, ProgeCAD, BricsCAD, ZWCAD, and also view drawings in other formats.
There are free and paid versions of DWG FastView-CAD Plan Viewer. The paid version is purchased only one-time (no subscriptions and others payments). And the Pro version is not just disabling advertising, it removes the limit on the size of the file. The application will learn how to open large files, but it will take more time and power of the gadget on which you are working.
Downloads: 13 800 +
Customers rating: (4.3 / 5)
GnaCAD is another convenient tool for opening and editing DWG files. It opens the files most correctly. A simple and convenient interface with the rudiments of material design also pleases. The program has no limits to the sizes of the opened files and supports even very large drawings. It can open files from the memory card of your phone.
To start working with drawings you are not required to register. Also, an Internet connection is not needed. If you save the drawing in Google Drive it will be possible to add comments and replies to colleagues replicas. The app shows ads. Advertising can be disabled, but for a fee.
Downloads: 2 300 +
Customers rating: (4.5 / 5)
AutoQ3D CAD is an excellent full-fledged program that allows you to create 2D & 3D technical drawings and sketches of designs on your android. To work with the application is a real pleasure. For work, of course, it is better to use a tablet computer with a large screen.
Very few features are available in the free version. If you are a professional in your business so do not regret and get the full version. AutoQ3D CAD has support for just a huge number of different formats. The application has a simple and well-optimized interface, many useful settings and great tools.
AutoQ3D CAD is a full-featured editor for Android with the widest possibilities. Wherever you go on a business trip or university, this software will not be superfluous on your mobile device.
Downloads: 260 +
Customers rating: (3.8 / 5)
CAD Pockets on Android is a very important application for those who are engaged in architecture and design. It’s good that the program supports several formats (of course, the most popular ones are DWG, DXF, DWF, and others). You can work even with very large files, and everything will be done fast. After you have scanned the drawing, you can do many other actions – edit, put labels, export projects to PDF and DWF files and share them by email. Well, of course, CAD Pockets is compatible with cloud services, like Google Drive, Dropbox. We advise you to set up synchronization between cloud services in the settings to have access to the correct version of the file, regardless of which device you are working with.
CAD Pockets allows you to keep in touch with your colleagues, executors, managers, and customers, even if you are traveling (or on the road). Of course, the application supports offline mode. Just save the drawings on your device while you are on the Internet.
Support for popular file formats.
You can save the files in a local folder or in the cloud.
Work with files offline.
Automatic synchronization and management.
Automatic caching of CAD files that have been deleted.
Sending drawings by e-mail or exporting to JPG / PDF / DWF image formats.
Also, you will be pleased to know that CAD Pockets allows you to:
Work with multi-touch capabilities, including scaling.
Basic design operations.
Basic editing operations.
Downloads: 10 300 +
Customers rating: (4.3 / 5)
If you are engaged in drawings and design development, then the utility eDrawings will undoubtedly be useful to you. With it, you can bring your unique product designs to an innovative level of diverse cooperation. And this is thanks to the ability to receive and send drawings by e-mail to all participants of the design project.
The application is easy to install. It sensitively reacts to both file opening and touch control, supports SolidWorks files and DXF, DWG formats. In addition, the program supports drawing sheets and files from SolidWorks®. Plus, you can connect the animation to 3D standard views for a better understanding of the appearance of the subject.
– opening and viewing drawings and files in 2D and 3D;
– import and export from any source: e-mail, cloud services, network folders;
– panorama, scale, rotation;
– animation of three-dimensional views;
– viewing files in full-screen mode;
– simple user interface.
Downloads: 1 500 +
Customers rating: (3.3 / 5)
Fusion 360 is a complex cloud CAD drawing tool for industrial and engineering design. It combines the best that you could take from Inventor, Alias, Simulation and other Autodesk software products to create a unique environment that you can easily adapt to yourself and that will allow you to virtually design everything you can imagine. Fusion 360 is an excellent solution for start-ups, innovators, small businesses, and inventors. It is also a very important tool that students and their teachers should master. After all, it will work in the near future, so that it remains relevant in the labor market.
The application is designed to work in pair with Autodesk Fusion 360 for PC. You can install it on your tablet for free, but in order to work with it, you will need to have a Fusion 360 account. Let remind you that you can use Fusion 360 for free for a 30-day trial period only, and for students and teachers, there is a program in which this category of users can get a free license from Autodesk for 1-3 years.
Downloads: 1 300 +
Customers rating: (4.3 / 5)
In this version, new tools and some new features have been added. For example, viewing sizes, animation function is available now. The program allows you to study, and also to exchange models. Models are downloaded directly from email or the cloud. The program interface supports various gestures, with which you can scale, view the model from all sides, etc. In the camera menu, you can change the focus, and adjust the field of view. There are also standard cameras, with views from the top, from the side, or from the bottom.
The settings panel allows you to switch between styles, activate or deactivate the X-Ray mode. A convenient roulette tool is able to quickly and accurately measure the size of objects with a jeweler’s precision, and this function is really very convenient, without exaggeration. SketchUp Viewer cannot be called an easy program, and for its correct operation, it is desirable to have a minimum of 1 GB of RAM. Also for downloading models, Google ID is needed.
Downloads: 1 030 +
Customers rating: (3.6 / 5)
PadCAD is a useful CAD drawing tool which can be installed on your smartphone for free. It was created to be used for the design of small objects. PadCAD will help you to create “clean and clear drawings” from scratch. Moreover, it retains the ability to export them to professional desktop CAD applications.
This app is ideal for designing “on the go.” The creators of PadCAD are confident that their offspring “is most convenient to use for contractors, small architectural firms, and appraisers”. The app is easy to use and has an intuitive interface.
Downloads: 1 800 +
Customers rating: (3.7 / 5)
We can also recommend you to use this simple CAD program for easy editing and viewing DWG / DXF files. The program is perfectly optimized, has a huge functionality and easy management.
Viewing drawings is very intuitive, with support for multi-touch interfaces. The free version supports standard DWG and DXF formats, as well as PDF and JPG. CadTouch Pro (paid version) is similar in functionality and appearance to a free version. However, it has export functions that include DWG, DXF, PDF, and PNG formats.
Downloads: 15 900 +
Customers rating: (3.9 / 5)
You can try all the applications described above for free. Then you should decide if you would pay to get additional functions or it would be enough to have free options.