Looking for CAD collaboration software for iPad? ArcSite’s CAD software app is ideal for easily collaborating with all the people involved in a job.
There’s barely any learning involved in using this drafting app, and we make it as simple and flexible as possible when it comes to collaborating with your co-workers on drawings and more.
In this post, we’ll dive into the benefits of CAD collaboration software for iPad, as well as ArcSite’s features.
Read more to learn why our mobile CAD app for iPad is the best one available on the market for collaboration, ease-of-use, precision and productivity.
What Makes ArcSite the Ideal CAD Collaboration Software for iPad?
Easy Co-Editing & Sharing
ArcSite is the best CAD collaboration tool for co-editing drawings easily.
When you need multiple people to make edits on a single drawing, ArcSite gives your team the ability to work concurrently without compromising each other’s designs.
What’s more, change-tracking enables you to see who made edits where, and when the edits were made.
Having the drawings stored in one place for multiple team members to work on eliminates messy file sharing. It also eliminates the second-guessing that comes with exporting and important various versions of the same drawing.
Quick, Flexible File Exports & Sharing
With ArcSite, you have the liberty to quickly export files in various formats. This means that if you need to export something to a client in PDF instead of CSV, you can—and vice versa.
ArcSite gives you the ability to separate parts of your drawings into layers and then share specific layers with specific people.
So if the engineer needs to see a specific layer or element of the drawing that’s different from what the architect needs to see, you can send that specific part. Upon export, you can zoom to that part and export what you zoomed in on.
This is particularly helpful for giving subcontractors or installers the particular section of the drawing they need for their own work without compromising the integrity of the plan.
With this capability, everyone can get as little or as much information as you wish.
This ends up saving everyone time and confusion.
You can also export a file in a format that is still manipulatable, or you can export a file that cannot be changed by the recipient. ArcSite supports the following file formats:
- DXF (for drawings)
- PDF (for forms and takeoffs)
- CSV (for forms and takeoffs)
- PNG (for images)
With ArcSite’s CAD collaboration software for iPad, it only takes a couple taps of the screen to export or share a file. Simply choose the file, the format, and the delivery option (email, text, and more).
What’s more, when you upload to your organization’s cloud drive in ArcSite, you can add a comment for your team to see.
Centralized File Storage
ArcSite is not only CAD drawing software, it also serves as a central hub for all your team’s documents related to a job. This includes photos, custom forms and checklists, drawings, takeoffs and more.
Everyone who has access to ArcSite in your organization can access the same information in one location. And, you can group all these files by project.
This way, everyone is on the same page and has accurate information on hand at all times.
Easy-to-Use CAD Interface
Anyone on your team can pick up our collaborative CAD app right away and start using it—even if they have no previous CAD experience.
Unlike many other CAD software programs, there’s no training required. It’s really that easy.
How is this possible? When we developed ArcSite, we were on a mission to create simple CAD software without a clunky, cluttered interface.
Our founders were former AutoCAD developers who were familiar with the challenges people faced when using traditional desktop CAD software. Equipped with this knowledge, the founders developed a powerful yet practical interface for ArcSite.
With ArcSite, there are no confusing toolbars or deep levels of commands. You simply get the features you need to do your job, along with the right amount of flexibility you need within each of those features.
Simple CAD Drawing Process
ArcSite’s CAD collaboration software for iPad offers you a simple CAD drawing experience. Just touch your finger or stylus pen to the screen and drag it as you would with freehand drafting.
Drawing on an iPad with ArcSite is so intuitive, even more so than with any other iPad app.
Here’s why. ArcSite is the first and only CAD app that automatically turns your freehand drawing into high-precision lines and arcs while you draw. This means that even if you have a shaky hand, it’s not a concern. ArcSite is smart enough to understand your intention.
Smart Technology to Streamline Your Work
Our collaborative CAD software is revolutionizing the way architects, engineers and construction professionals work.
Without making things complicated for you, we have powerful technology working behind the scenes to make your future work processes easier.
We provide some examples below to demonstrate.
ArcSite Uses Drawing Data to Create Your Takeoffs
If you create a drawing, ArcSite will track the numbers associated with your drawing and shapes to generate a takeoff file for you.
So not only do you save time in the drawing process, you also save time down the road.
This is something that simply cannot be achieved with pencil and paper. Our clients claim ArcSite reduces the time spent creating takeoffs, some even by 80%.
ArcSite Provides You With Custom Forms for Smart Data Collection
With ArcSite’s easy CAD collaboration software, you can create custom forms for your team to use out in the field.
You can create standard drop downs to promote consistent and accurate data, or customize the fields in any way and order you wish.
So whether you’re creating a site survey form for collecting data or providing a checklist for new folks who need more direction while walking the site, ArcSite makes this process “smart.”
See some examples of this are below.
Attach Pictures to Precise Locations
Field workers can attach photos to specific data or sections of the forms as they walk the site.
With ArcSite’s CAD collaboration tool, there’s no need to carrying around a camera and a separate paper form to later pair up at the computer. We provide a better solution.
From the site, you can take a photo with the ArcSite app, attach it to a specific part of a form (or a drawing) and this is instantly made available to anyone who needs to see it.
This means that if there are any questions from the field, you can see exactly what is going on at the job site from the office or on-the-go.
This saves time for you and for the workers on site by expanding your understanding of what is being encountered on site. This eliminates time-consuming, back-and-forth correspondence.
Create Client-Facing Deliverables to their Specifications
From your custom forms, you can set them up to appear in a certain way to your internal team and then create a different view of them for your clients.
This means that you don’t need to redo an entire form that’s already been filled out, in order for it to appear the way that your client is “used to” seeing it.
ArcSite’s technology makes this automatic and painless.