Jos vd Heijden, Assistant Project Manager and CAD Engineer, The Netherlands
Inteco BV specializes in the design and execution of integrated climate ceilings and ceiling induction units for buildings. The designs meet all requirements of the client with respect to aesthetics, acoustics, insulation, lighting, fire, climate, and friendliness. Our strength is controlling the entire process, from initial client contact to completion.
I often have to measure rooms and ceilings that we’re working on. Traditionally, you print the information you get from the customer and take the drawings with you to the building. Today, I have the digital data on my iPad.
Now I can open each drawing and detail from my iPad while I’m in the building, even if I am not online. I can zoom in and out on the drawings and examine the details of how it should look. The advantage is that you have all the drawings and details in one screen and less hassle with paper drawings.
I can add measurements directly into my digital drawing. I can also add text as a comment. Later, at the office, I can adjust the drawing with the comments I added and the measurements.
When I get back online with the iPad, I upload the picture to my PC in the office, and in the timeline in the web version of AutoCAD 360, I know which version I should use with my comments.
Placing text and comments is simple with the text editor. I can also place a comment in a cloud.
What I would like to have added to use with the iPad is placing dimensions from your iPad and the ability to customize any underlined text so you can see more clearly what you have measured. Next time I go out to measure a building I will take my iPad and AutoCAD 360.