Design Review

Design Review

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Design Review for Ipad & Droid

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01-19-2011 06:34 AM


Please make Design Review for Ipad and Droid! Increasingly, we have clients who are realizing the potential of having 2D design idw files in combination with 3D models.  These are very usefull for both the factory floor and onsite installations. Design Review is a great tool for anyone who works at a desktop or laptop. However, an app for handheld devices would be tremendously usefull for anyone who is in the field or does not work at a desk who needs to measure parts, assemble parts, or simply visuallize a project. People are becoming increasingly reliant on their handheld devices. This is clearly part of the future of manufacturing in the world. Its becoming embarrassing that we cannot provide our clients with something that is perceived as the obvious "next big thing" in manufacturing.  There are other strings where you can find the same discussion.

Obviously, this must happen sooner or later.  We'd like to see it sooner rather than later.

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Re: Design Review for Ipad & Droid

01-19-2011 06:40 PM in reply to: eucci
If that is feasible, please make it available too in PSP--which is more portable. TIA

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Re: Design Review for Ipad & Droid

01-20-2011 10:02 AM in reply to: eucci

Who else is interested in getting ADR on the iPhone/Droid?  


We're doing some customer research on this topic in end of February and want to hear more about this from you and others like you.


If anyone is located in the bay area, I'd love to meet you in person if possible.


Otherwise, I would like to talk over the phone.  


If anyone is interested, please let me know at  




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Re: Design Review for Ipad & Droid

01-21-2011 01:57 PM in reply to: lundbea

We here would like to see this too. One of our pie in sky visions is to attach a tablet like device, Android or iOS based to the workstations of the cleaner areas of the shop, Then someone using a custom app can pull the documents needed directly at the machine.


Ideally a browser plugin of some sort would work even better so we can use the same methods from the desktop too.

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Re: Design Review for Ipad & Droid

01-31-2011 08:53 AM in reply to: lundbea

We would definitely be interested in having DWF functionality available for the iPad - even if we had to pay a couple dollars for the app.  Everyone at our firm has been issued an iPad, and we would love to make use of them in the field for punch lists, site visits, etc.

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Re: Design Review for Ipad & Droid

02-04-2011 11:10 AM in reply to: eucci

How do I get the dwf(x) to my IPAD? I have the  Inventor app and sample models, but would like to see our own models, sales is interested in showing customers what they are buying in 3d as well. 

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Re: Design Review for Ipad & Droid

02-04-2011 02:52 PM in reply to: rlosh

I would settle for making Project FreeWheel more mobile-friendly like AutoCADWS as a short-term fix:

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Re: Design Review for Ipad & Droid

02-27-2011 09:01 PM in reply to: eucci

For sure, we need one DROID APPS to view DWF. We have workers on the field and they have The new Samsung Galaxie Tablet.  We have to publish our Revit desing in pdf for them and we loose all the capability of Design Review.  PLEASE AUTODESK do someting quickly.


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Re: Design Review for Ipad & Droid

05-26-2011 11:36 AM in reply to: StephaneLessard5201

Any update on when a DWF viewer will be available for Android?  I have an android tablet that I take to job sights and view PDF files on.  I would prefer to be able to view DWF files, especially 3D DWF files. 

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Re: Design Review for Ipad & Droid

06-02-2011 06:07 AM in reply to: eucci

Hi Folks,


FYI, third-party developer Austin Silver Software creates McDwiff, which means that DWF File Viewing Comes to the iPad.





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