April 12, 2011 | by Michael Heller
AutoCAD is a program that I had almost forgotten about since high school shop class, when I used it to design a donut-shaped house (the inside hole was an atrium and the closets probably would have been useless.) Even in those way back days, AutoCAD was a really nice program for drawing digital blueprints, and from the looks of it, it’s still doing well by itself these days. AutoCAD WS is coming to Android and the best part is that it’s going to launch with all of the features found on its iOS counterpart.
AutoCAD WS will require a device running Android 2.1 or higher, but if you’ve got that, you’ll be able to view, edit and share your AutoCAD files anytime, anywhere. While this seems to mean that you can’t create files, the editing tools look to be full featured. The app will also support eight languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.
AutoCAD WS is due this month, so we’ll let you know when it officially hits the market, but until then here are two videos to get you interested. The first video is for our fellow Androinicans, and the second, although showing an iPad, is what we can expect for features since the Android version is promised to be have parity.