Top CAD Apps You Can Use on iOS and Android

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If you belong to engineering or designing fields, you must know about CAD. For others, Computer-Aided Design or CAD is a fundamental tool that is used in modern engineering. CAD lets you create designs, or modify them and even analyze a design on the computer. It helps in designing amazing 2D and 3D designs. There are two types of 3D designing software, one is CAD and the other is 3D modeling. Those who are into creating industrial or mechanical objects, CAD software proves useful while those who are into designing real-world objects prefer 3D modeling software.

People use 3D modeling software in film designing, creating objects in video games, and animations, etc. However, people who have to design or create any mechanical or industrial object opt for CAD apps.  Usually, you use CAD on your computer but if you wish to begin your designing work over Android or iOS, you will need a CAD app. A number of apps are there which you can download from the Play Store or App Store. We have a list of best apps from which you can choose that will help you find the best CAD app according to your choice.

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This is a really great app created by Autodesk, Inc. The app is supported by both Android and iOS phones. If you are looking for a good editor and DWG viewer app, this one is the best as it makes editing, viewing, and making DWG files, effortless. The app is loaded for simple to use tools and many advanced features. Make sure you have created an account in the app which is absolutely free, to use it. Auto CAD is an excellent option for real-time modifying and marking up of drawings.

CAD Assistant

This is a free CAD app that is created by Open Cascade Technology. This app is also available for Android and iOS phones. It works offline and lets you renovate and view mesh models and 3D CAD. The app renders all basic features for CAD modelings such as viewing and editing, for no cost. Alongside this, you can also hide components or choose to show them. This also works as a good animation app.


The 3D CAD app, Onshape is a free tool available in Android and iOS. It is fast as well as easy to use the app with loaded features. You can also share your designs and modify your file access anytime you want. You can effortlessly edit or view your designs in Onshape and share them whenever you want. The app updates very frequently to add new features every week. 

DWG FastView

Created by Gstarsoft Co Ltd, DWG FastView is a perfect app for editing and viewing CAD files. This one is a cross-platform CAD app facilitating its use at any time. The app fulfills editing needs, viewing files, finding texts, and measuring proportions. These features are easy to access on their phones and are of no charge. Some of its best features are that you can create any design with a very high file size as there is no limit. Also, the app requires no internet connection to run. What’s better than this?

CAD Pockets

This is a CAD app for Android and iOS devices with view options such as AutoCAD, and DWG, and ZWCAD. The app is created by ZWCAD Software Co Ltd that helps you edit your design collectively with your team while communicating. Not just this, it also works as a photo editing tool with a number of features. You also get access to various drawing, measuring, and annotating tools. Exporting options are also available.


The minds behind the creation of Glovius are Geometric Americas Inc. This free app for Android and iOS is an incredible viewer app of 3D CAD files. It lets you access and views your design files on the phone. This also allows you to view 3D designs as well as shoot 3D photos to create a precise CAD file. Also, you can share your files and get reviews from your teammates within the app. What more can you expect from a free app?

These are the six best CAD apps which you can use to promptly create or view your designs on your phone on the go. Do try these free applications to find out what suits your needs.

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