On Oct. 5, Autodesk reported 255,000 downloads of its AutoCAD WS Mobile app for the iOS operating system in the first five days of availability as a free app from Apple’s iTunes store. The app lets Apple iPhone, iTouch and iPad device users view, edit and share AutoCAD and DWG files through web browsers and mobile devices. More than 100,000 files were uploaded to sharing servers in the first days. “It’s an amazing response,” says Amar Hanspal, senior vice president of Autodesk platform solutions and emerging business. “We can’t add servers fast enough.” He says the application is engineered to
The growing need to collect, store and analyze the huge volumes of data collected from infrastructure project stakeholders is generating a new growth area for construction-sector firms, IT vendors and professionals.