Best Android CAD Apps? Four Choices for Your Droid.


Ya like that graphic? CAD on Android, get it? HA!! What are the best Android CAD apps? Did you even know they existed? Well, they do and any Android freak who draws hearts around their name and their open platform device will tell you there are many other apps associated with design and drawing which can add to their usefulness. Our friends at Software Advice have put together another list of apps for mobile devices. This time they’re digging through the options to find the Best CAD Apps for Android. They’ve found 27 highly rated apps altogether. Here are the four dedicated to CAD, Design and drawing for your Android device.

Best Android CAD Apps

Best Android CAD AppsDAKO PRO Civil Engineering – 4.5 stars with 8 ratings | $9.52
This app, by DakoSoftware, is built specifically to help meet the design needs of civil engineers. The app contains an expansive engineering library with information on beam design, concrete design, and channel design. Android OS 1.6 and later.

Best Android CAD AppsRilievo – 4 stars with 2 ratings | $2.93
Built by an architect, for architects. It handles architectural surveys and was built to eliminate the need for paper surveys. Measurements can be saved to an external folder for later viewing. Files can be transferred directly to AutoCAD. Android OS 2.2 or later.

Best Android CAD AppsAutoCAD WS – 4.5 stars with 3,000+ ratings | Free
A free app from AutoDesk. Access and edit all of your CAD files on the go. Open via email attachments, synced files, or download them from AutoCAD. Files can be saved locally for easy access and updating without an Internet connection. Android OS 2.1.

Best Android CAD AppsAndCAD – 4.5 stars with 65 ratings | $19.99
A native Android app for architects and civil engineers. Supports AutoCAD files and has features for true vector objects, object snapping, and image underlay with a host of other features in the development queue. Android OS 1.6 or after.

You can see all these and a whole wad of other highly rated Calculating, Estimating, Project Management and Reference apps at Software Advice. What’s your favorite?


About Josh Mings

Josh is co-founder of EvD Media. He engineers and designs, is the Marketing Manager for Luxion, is a CSWP certified for SolidWorks training and support and excels at falling awkwardly. He is editor of and co-host of, a weekly podcast about design, engineering and what makes it all happen.

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  • Graham Davies

    Our Tablet can’t access the Android Market. We are working with a large construction company to pre-load an app that can read dwg files. Can we get this app directly from you?


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  • Cal

    I remember I had SW from my boss installe on a U810 (atomprocessor) ok fotoworkes was not an option… but largeassemblymode and a beamer and we could discuss options in a meeting…. and I would already have the predesigned part for the cadteam to incorporate into the project…
    How come we can’t have a sw2002 for android?….. we have dualcore phones …

  • Sreekanth P S
  • Hugo Marien


    As a developer of a freeware 2D CAD system DESI-III, I am proud to announce that exact this same CAD system is running on PC’s and tablets. Why ? Well, DESI-III is written for DOS and it uses DOSbox, a Dos emulator, to run in. There are DOSBox emulators for PC’s and Apple computers, Linux and Unix machines, Android tablets (DOSbox Turbo) and Ipad (DOSpad) and DESI-III is running on all. Thus exactly the very same executables with the very same support files are running on tablets as well on PC or Apple, with the same commands structure, the same interface and the same extensive possibilities and you can use sync apps to synchronize the systems.

    Hugo Marien ( )

  • Juergen Heimbach

    Do not forget Free 3D CAD Models

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