App of the Week: TurboViewer

Mobile app: TurboViewer
Developer: IMSI/Design, LLC
Cost: Free
Available on: Apple and Android devices

TurboViewer is a free mobile app for viewing 2D and 3D drawings. Users can pan, zoom and 3D orbit around CAD files.

Import files into TurboViewer through CAD file email attachments or view through the iCloud, Web downloads, FTP, Dropbox, WebDay and other cloud-based storage systems.

The TurboViewer app is available for free but users who want more features can upgrade to TurboViewer X ($6.99) or TurboViewer Pro (limited time $19.99).

App features:

  • Wireframe viewing
  • Isometric view 
  • AutoCAD SHX font support - native SHX font support to view localized or custom SHX fonts in your drawing file 
  • TrueType font support - improved visual fidelity with native TTF font file support to view True Type Fonts in your drawing file 
  • Supports AutoCAD linetypes - maintain visual fidelity as intended 
  • Restore saved AutoCAD views
  • Tactile sound feedback - sound confirmation for button and UI item selection
  • Autosense for 2D or 3D drawings - option to automatically set appropriate gesture navigation of a drawing or model
  • Able to navigate full-screen preview during file load; cancel errant file load
  • Create sub-folders
  • Cut/copy/paste/rename files and folders
  • Search and sort files and folders by name, size and date
  • Send files to other apps using copy, AirDrop, Message and Mail
  • Diagnostic for missing xref and fonts
  • Native support for DWG and DXF
  • Support for 14 localized languages 
  • Online wiki help system
  • Forum support

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