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Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Autodesk SketchBook Mobile for Andriod

Today Autodesk have announced that Autodesk SketchBook Mobile is now available for those using the popular Android platform.

SketchBook Mobile has been available on Apple iOS for a while now and is one of the most popular apps on the smartphone. It allows artists, designers, engineers etc to capture ideas and designs wherever they are, at any time. These digital concepts can then be re-used as part of the Digital Prototyping workflow to develop the design further.

One of the great uses for SketchBook Mobile I find is as an engineer, I can use my camera phone to take a picture of an existing equipment installation that might have a problem and then use SketchBook Mobile to sketch ideas, solutions, notes over the top of the photo. I can then email that back to colleagues in the office who can be working on the solution to the problem before I have even left site.

This is a great way of shortening design cycles as not only can you resuse the sketch data in products like Alias Design and Autodesk Inventor but it gives access to accurate and relevant information sooner.

Autodesk SketchBook Mobile is avaialble for download now on a wide range of devices running Android 2.1 and above and is priced (from what I can see on the UK Android Market) at 64p. There is also an Express version which if free!

To learn more about the SketchBook Mobile and SketchBook Mobile Express apps, visit www.autodesk.com/sketchbookmobile.

Have a watch of SketchBook Mobile for Android in action: