Ipad apps every engineer needs
With today’s continual flows of information, intensity of work and constant demands of “I need it yesterday”, there are many tools that need to be on hand for assistance in any situation.
Autodesk has several powerful solutions for users with mobile devices. No matter who you are or what you do – furniture design, engineering of complex hoisting mechanisms, etc. – you must make the right decisions quickly and with precision. There is no room for error because both your reputation and the success of your business depends on it.
Autodesk offers various solutions in this situation, and with a few carefully selected apps you can make your work easier to handle and save time as well.
Autodesk ForceEffect is a great app that can make static structural calculations. This is especially useful for a preliminary assessment of structural stability. For example, it can calculate whether the bar that you would like to use for pull-ups will support your weight. You will be able to assess static systems and the loads that joints and connections will have to bear. Images and animated simulations will allow you to see how a structure would react under different conditions.
Autodesk 360 is a cloud-based app for professionals that allows you to save, share, comment, print and send files for other interested parties to view. The system itself operates as follows: a 3d model or technical drawing is uploaded for sharing with a certain number of people, who are not necessarily designers or engineers. Once the model or drawing is uploaded, you will receive a link that you can share with others. For example, you upload the design of a device to the cloud, share the link you receive and everyone with access to the system can view the design as well as leave comments or other types of information. This way you can get all the feedback you need for your project and make the necessary changes.
Autodesk Publisher is an app that can be used in various situations to show clients their projects. This is a tool created for the purposes of presentation and publication. Autodesk Publisher is very similar to an assembly manual, but not only is it animated, it comes with interactive explanations that help understand what is being depicted. This application allows you to create a manual that clients can use to assemble their product, making it easy to understand how everything should be put together.
All three of these apps have one very great advantage – you will always have the most up-to-date versions of assembly instructions and visualisations. This is especially convenient when travelling or making presentations because the adjustments made by you or your colleagues will all be in one place. A bundle of documents and a computer all in one, these apps will help you save time in the design process, during presentations of your product and in the assembly of the final product.