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pfirkins
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Viewing on an iPad

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07-17-2012 07:43 AM

Is it possible to view a NWD model on an iPad?

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DarrenP
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Re: Viewing on an iPad

07-17-2012 08:48 AM in reply to: pfirkins

i don't believe there is an app for that

you could remote desktop into a computer from your ipad

you can view .dwgs, dwfs on an ipad using free autodesk apps

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pfirkins
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Re: Viewing on an iPad

07-18-2012 04:46 AM in reply to: DarrenP

Thanks Darren. I was hoping to be able to walk around site during construction and take the 3D model with me. Are their plans to create an iPad or iPhone app to view NWD models? Thanks Peter

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DarrenP
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Re: Viewing on an iPad

07-18-2012 06:01 AM in reply to: pfirkins

you would have to ask autodesk that

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dgorsman
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Re: Viewing on an iPad

07-18-2012 07:40 AM in reply to: pfirkins

A good first step would be too look at the hardware requirements for Freedom, especially the RAM, plus the size of the NWD files you want to work with (assuming you are going with remote operation so the data *and* program have to be stored on the device).  Then consider what is available in iPads/Phones, and what is required for basic operation.

 

If its going to be done on a reasonably sized device smaller than a laptop, then I think the means would have to be software-as-a-service, whether it is hosted on a site-based server (all sorts of end-user infrastructure investment required) or over the internet (requires fast, rock-solid wireless connection).

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snijdam
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Re: Viewing on an iPad

07-19-2012 12:33 AM in reply to: pfirkins

Hello,

I have the same issue. I want to walk offline onsite with a nwd model.

 

There is a solution to view the nwd files on your ipad. When you use buzzsaw you can download the app and upload your model to the buzzsaw environment. You need an internet connection for this when you download the model on your ipad. In the buzzsaw app you can view the nwd file. This wors very smooth. Don't upload files bigger then 5mb.

Only disadvantage is the lack of walk mode. But you can show your client the factory.

 

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