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Ratings and Reviews
Good, but falls short
I am an Architect and a General Contractor and am constantly on the field and drawing up plans from existing buildings or new work. I have spent a good amount of time experimenting with the free version of this app and could not import my AutoCAD .dwg files till I purchased the Pro version. The app has an easy drawing interface with crosshairs which make it easy to use and generate the line work.
However the applications needs lots of improvement. Coming from a strong AutoCAD background, I found myself having trouble editing .dwg files. CAD Touch does not recognize AutoCAD's dynamic blocks features and the object library does not give you the flexibility to manipulate their dimensions accurately as you draw on site.
This application shows to have a lot of potential and will definitely be a #1 pick if the following improvements are made:
-Improved object library with dynamic features
-Ability to connect to a server or NAS for more collaborative workflow.
-Slightly more robust layer properties like a layer isolate/unisolate feature button.
- Annotation / Symbol library
I'm looking forward to seeing this product improve!
Great concept but falls short
I had played with the free version before buying the unlocked version. I was having difficulty getting the drawing tools to function properly but contributed my problems to inexperience and the free version. The Apps finger method of drawing is amazing, so I took the chance and purchased it for $11. Unfortunately, the Apps ability to save your work is flawed and its command tools plagued with inconsistencies. I spend roughly 6 hours learning from poorly design tutorials and a simple online manual. I kept thinking there must be more information somewhere, so I kept looking, but sadly no. If it's not on the manual it can't do it. For example, making a circle, easy right? Now try and resize it, sorry can't do that. Looked online and played for hours trying to resize a circle. No example and no mention of doing so anywhere. Ok, so it can't edit a circle, I can live with that, but it would have been nice to know before I spent so much time. Sometimes the App has a mind of its own, using commands you don't have selected and you can't turn them off. But the one thing that I can't work around is the loss of drawing information. One moment my drawing is there and the next it's a clean slate. Several times I closed the App only to find my drawing wiped clean when reopened. This App has great potential once the bugs are fixed.
After searching high and low for an iOS CAD app that would actually provide usable functionality, the ability to create and store drawings locally and not break the bank with monthly access fees, I stumbled upon CAD Touch 5. What a nice implementation this is. I imported AutoCAD drawings I created as far back as the early 80's and everything came in perfectly and are fully editable! Creating drawings from scratch is a breeze, as well. I am still running on an iPad 2 with iOS 8.1.1 and was shocked at how well it performs.
I still haven't mastered getting text and dimensions to scale evenly, but will figure it out. It would be great if they would add the ability to do fillets and chamfers by selecting the intersecting entities and entering a radius or chamfer distance. Also, it doesn't seem to be able to execute a "trim" when attempting to trim a line or circle at tangent points. One other future feature that may prove helpful would be to allow the setting of a drawing scale.
All in all, I highly recommend this app for those wanting a "functional", cost effective mobile CAD app. Nice job!
- Martin Fabrizi Carianni
- 67.4 MB
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2008-2014 Martin Fabrizio Carianni
- In-App Purchases
- CAD Touch 5 Pro $10.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.