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Top free architecture apps to have in 2017 for BIM Management

Smartphones have become an essential part of our daily lives. The rapidly growing mobile technology is paralleled by countless innovations in the mobile application development. These innovations have extended to the field of architecture. New handy apps and enhanced versions of already existing apps are developed yearly. These apps cover architecture related activities like sketching, 3D modeling, photo editing, and other stuff that might not have crossed your mind. So, here we provide you with a list of the best architecture apps to have on your smartphone in 2017 for BIM Management.

Recommended free apps for architects:

1. Morpholio Trace

This app functions like a tracing paper. It allows users to draw on imported images and add comments and pointers on separate layers. It is very popular and handy. It works on iPad Pro and requires Apple Pencil for sketching. Download from: iTunes

2. AutoCAD 360

AutoCAD 360 is used for viewing and editing 2D and 3D drawings, in addition to other helpful tasks like taking measurements on site and annotating drawings. It can be used for faster communication since the edited and annotated images can be shared through the app. Download from: iTunesGoogle

3. BIMx by Graphisoft

BIMx gives its users prompt access to all the detailed documentations of a BIM project. The popular app is characterized by a user-friendly interface. It combines the best of both, BIM and mobile technology. Download from: iTunesGoogle  

4. Sketchbook by Autodesk

Sketchbook is an easy-to-use app for all kinds of users interested in drawing and painting. One of its advantageous features is the time-lapse recording tool. It can help architects with explaining their design ideas through the recorded sketching process. Download from: iTunesGoogle Read more:

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Zigurat Global Institute of Technology