Useful Apps for Engineers

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The job of an engineer entails the modeling of different structures and making a number of calculations. The softwares they use to design or model their assignments are mostly computer based but since the development of mobile software, a huge variety of mobile apps have flooded the market which have been quite useful for the users. The feature covers android apps for engineers as well as iOS apps for engineers. These apps will most likely help the engineers to design and draw whatever they want on the go.

SketchBook Mobile

SketchBook Mobile

A professional grade paint and drawing app, SketchBook Mobile offers a full set of sketching tools which are readily available through an interactive user interface. The sophisticated brushes and pencils allow the user to save his ideas in the form of napkin sketches plus he can also produce artwork on the go.

Android Version File Size (Android) Price (Android) Google Playstore iOS Version File Size (iOS) Price (iOS) Apple Appstore
2.2 7.5(MB) $1.99 SketchBook Mobile 6.0 12.1(MB) Free SketchBook Mobile

Autodesk' AutoCAD 360

AutoCad360

Though an official AutoCAD mobile app, it is still free and allows you to view, edit and share AutoCAD drawings very easily. The tools for powerful design review and markup are available offline as well as online which helps a lot during the field visits.

Android Version File Size (Android) Price (Android) Google Playstore iOS Version File Size (iOS) Price (iOS) Apple Appstore
2.3 21(MB) Free AutoCAD 360 6.0 87(MB) Free AutoCAD 360

GrabCAD

GrabCAD

This application allows the users to access the CAD models from their mobile devices for the very first time. The GrabCAD mobile app offers access to both the GrabCAD public library of CAD models as well as private projects stored on GrabCAD Workbench.

Android Version File Size (Android) Price (Android) Google Playstore iOS Version File Size (iOS) Price (iOS) Apple Appstore
2.3.3 9.6(MB) Free GrabCAD 6.0 19.5(MB) Free GrabCAD

Engineering Unit Converter

Engineering unit Converter

Comprising of an intuitive spinning wheel interface, this comprehensive converter provides a number of categories to choose from which include length, energy, entropy, electric charge etc. The available units appear in two spinning wheels. Spin the wheels to select 'From Unit' and 'To Unit'. You can also change the input value in the yellow field, sort units, or use the swap button. Additional info about a measure can be viewed when the help button is pressed.

Android Version File Size (Android) Price (Android) Google Playstore iOS Version File Size (iOS) Price (iOS) Apple Appstore
1.6 629(KB) Free Engineering Unit Converter 6.0 2.6(MB) Free Engineering Unit Converter

Autodesk ForceEffect

Autodesk Force Effect Autodesk ForceEffect is a freely available app both on Google and Apple playstores. It is a mobile engineering app for simulating design concepts in the field or in the office and you can easily get rid of the traditional approach of using paper, pencil, and a calculator to develop equations for design options. Autodesk ForceEffect enables you to quickly and easily simulate design options during the concept phase to determine the viability of a design. This app is perfect for static systems analysis using free body diagrams.
Android Version File Size (Android) Price (Android) Google Playstore iOS Version File Size (iOS) Price (iOS) Apple Appstore
2.2 12(MB) Free Autodesk ForceEffect 5.0 35.3(MB) Free Autodesk ForceEffect

Autodesk ForceEffect Motion

ForceEffect Motion

You can now easily develop mechanical systems with moving parts with the help of  Autodesk ForceEffect Motion. Unlike the traditional approach of using paper, pencil, and a calculator to develop equations for design options, Autodesk ForceEffect Motion does all the simulation and engineering calculations for you right on your mobile device, enabling you to quickly and easily simulate design options during the concept phase to determine the viability of a design.

Android Version File Size (Android) Price (Android) Google Playstore iOS Version File Size (iOS) Price (iOS) Apple Appstore
2.2 15(MB) Free Autodesk ForceEffect Motion 5.0 35.3(MB) Free Autodesk ForceEffect Motion

Mechanics Basics

Mechanics Basics

Providing the engineers with a large collection of Mechanical laws, equations, tables and reference material, this app can come quite handy while doing the field work.

Android Version File Size (Android) Price (Android) Google Playstore iOS Version File Size (iOS) Price (iOS) Apple Appstore
1.5 56(KB) $1.90 Mechanics Basics 3.0 7.1(MB) $4.99 Mechanics Basics

BridgeBasher

BridgeBasher

Powered by a sophisticated physics engine, BridgeBasher realistically simulates your bridge reacting to destructive forces in real-time. You can easily design bridges and then you can test the amount of load it can handle that will lead to its destruction. While testing, you can see how the strain is distributed across your bridge. Areas that are under immense strain are colored bright red, while other areas are colored green. This allows you to find and fix problem areas in your bridge.

Android Version File Size (Android) Price (Android) Google Playstore iOS Version File Size (iOS) Price (iOS) Apple Appstore
2.2 1.4(MB) Free BridgeBasher 4.3 2.5(MB) $0.99 BridgeBasher

TurboViewer

TurboViewer

A multi-touch free application that supports both 2D and 3D CAD DWG files. Turboviewer allows you to pan, zoom, and 3D orbit effortlessly around your DWG and DXF files. Optimized specifically for the mobile devices, TurboViewer may be the fastest 2D and 3D drawing viewer on any platform.

Android Version File Size (Android) Price (Android) Google Playstore iOS Version File Size (iOS) Price (iOS) Apple Appstore
2.2 23(MB) Free TurboViewer 5.1 105(MB) Free TurboViewer

EveryCircuit

Every Circuit

EveryCircuit has been designed to get a better understanding of the circuits. You can build any circuit, tap play button, and watch dynamic voltage, current, and charge animations. This app is not just a mere eye candy rather it packs custom-built simulation engine optimized for interactive mobile use, serious numerical methods, and realistic device models and the growing library of components allows you to design any analog or digital circuit from a simple voltage divider to transistor-level masterpiece.

Android Version File Size (Android) Price (Android) Google Playstore iOS Version File Size (iOS) Price (iOS) Apple Appstore
varies varies Free EveryCircuit 6.0 4.2(MB) Free EveryCircuit
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