We recently introduced some 3d modeling APPs that work on smartphones. These APPs can be used to create 3d models. But sometimes we don’t need 3d models, and we just need 2d cad files. For example, if you have a laser cutting business, you will find technical 2D drawings are more suitable. Then a free cad app will be a good help.
There are many 2D drawing software packages that work on Windows or Mac systems, such as Auto CAD, CAXA, and more. We won’t talk about these tools here. We focus on free cad software that can work on mobile. And now some smartphone is powerful enough to run a 2D drawing APP.
When you want to edit 2d drawing with a mobile APP, it is a good method to connect a mouse to your smartphone. But keep in mind, they are only some tools to help you when you don’t have a PC on hand. So, if you want to do 2d cad jobs efficiently, desktop software is necessary.
AutoCAD mobile app (DWG Editor & Viewer)
AutoCAD mobile app formerly known as AutoCAD 360 is a mobile APP for Auto CAD software. It supports iOS, Android and Windows 10 devices. It is available online and offline. You can view and edit drawing files from email, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc. If there is no internet connection, you can work offline and then sync your changes once back online.
AutoCAD mobile app is not only a DWG viewer but also a dwg editor. With this APP, you can create, edit, comment, and share your CAD drawing on your mobile or tablet.
You can get the APP included with an AutoCAD LT or AutoCAD subscription. And you can purchase it separately too. It offers 7 days trial to unrestricted access to all premium drawing, drafting, and editing tools. And if you are a current AutoCAD LT or AutoCAD subscriber, you can sign in your account to unlock all premium features for free.
ARES Touch is a CAD drawing application for Android and iOS smartphones. It is designed to read, create, edit or annotate drawings in dwg format.
Some viewing and features are available for free, including adding text, dimensions, leaders, tolerances, revision clouds.
You can get access to more than 150 features, just similar to desktop Auto CAD software.
And you have 14 days to try all the features for free.
DWG files can be stored locally on your device or be synchronized with Google Drive, Dropbox, and more.
DWG FastView-The best free cad app
DWG FastView is a cross-platform CAD software. It can run on iOS, Android and Windows systems. It supports all DXF and DWG versions with no file-size limit, and it is fully compatible with Auto CAD.
Without internet, you can view and edit drawings in the local workspace. With one account, you can access and synchronize your files through a cloud platform when your device can connect to the internet. It supports email, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, Google Drive, WebDAV, and other Network Disks. With DWG FastView, you can view and share your CAD drawings in the browser easily.
It is not only a 2d drawing viewer and editor, you can view 3d models with this app too. If you just plan to view files on mobile or web,the free version is ok; if you need more functions, it has a Premium plan at 3~5 Dollars/month or 40~60 Dollars/year.