Sticking to last week's announcement, Autodesk, the maker of the popular modeling/designing/drafting AutoCAD software, released AutoCAD WS to the Android Market this morning for a low price of absolutely free.

AutoCAD® WS is a mobile CAD application that gives you the freedom and flexibility to view, edit, and share your DWG™ files on your Android phone or tablet.

AutoCAD WS mobile app offers a simplified, intuitive set of viewing, editing, and markup tools so you can work on your designs while you are on the go.

Open drawings from email attachments, sync your files from the web, or upload drawings directly from AutoCAD software.

Drawings can also be saved locally so you can work in the field without an Internet connection.

Experience the freedom of taking your designs with you—wherever you go.

Don't get too excited though - according to early reviews, you need an AutoCAD account to even get inside AutoCAD WS, and the app cannot create new drawings - only open existing ones. Not too bad for starters though, considering all the available features. Not bad at all.

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Source: AutoCAD WS, reddit

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  • Kane

    Trying it now, thanks for the heads up.

  • tarman

    Like I said before, ANDCad is a better solution

  • Darius_bd

    AndCAD is good to create new small vector based drawings, but we all really wanted to check plans when on the move, and AndCAD miserably failed at that, besides of being costly.

    And this runs perfectly well on my 600mhz Aria. Thanks AutoDesk!

  • Oded

    You don't need and Autodesk account to log into AutoCAD WS - you can create a new account free-of-charge