Architectural applications: Professional or amateur activities in the areas of architecture, design, and decoration already have the help of applications. The programs offer solutions for several of the stages of construction, remodeling, or renovation of an environment or property.
These tools bring features that can help make floor plans and simulate different interior designs, with varying inspirations. We’ve listed 6 of these useful apps for architects, interior designers, and amateurs.
The 6 architectural applications
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Attention: none of the applications below dispense with the accompaniment of a professional in the area.
magic plan allows you to create building plans from photos. You can generate complete work estimates, visualize space in 3D, and plan projects.
Floor plans can be edited by the user. Editing options include adding objects, annotations, product price lists, tasks, and other costs.
For these reasons, the app presents itself as ideal for real estate agents, craftsmen, firefighters, architects, home inspectors, and interior designers. And even do-it-yourself amateurs.
The software, so familiar in the routine of architects, also has a mobile application. With it, the user can view, create, edit, and share AutoCAD drawings.
Among the features available are viewing DWG files, creating new drawings dynamically, and taking measurements accurately. There are also advanced drawing and editing tools and the option to add notes and import measured values with Leica Disto.
The tool allows you to work offline and sync changes when you’re online).
The official AutoCAD app. View & edit CAD drawings anytime, anywhere!
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Use familiar AutoCAD drafting tools on your mobile device in a simplified interface, allowing you to access, create, and update DWG™ files anytime, anywhere.
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- Work offline on your projects without an Internet connection and sync later
- • Safeguard drawings in your Autodesk account or with your own external accounts
- • Collaborate in real time with team members and reduce mistakes
- • Replace blueprints at job sites with drawings on mobile
- • Simplify workflows by opening DWG files directly from Autodesk Drive, Autodesk Docs, Microsoft OneDrive, Box, Dropbox, or Google Drive.
- • 2D file viewing
- • Create, edit, and share 2D drawings
- • Work offline and sync your changes once back online
- • Insert blocks from your DWG drawing
- • Manage layers and layer visibility
- • Drafting and geometry editing tools
- • Annotation and markup tools
- • Measure distance, angle, area, and radius
- • View and edit DWG files from your internal storage, email, or from the cloud
- • View coordinates and properties
- AutoCAD (free, with in-app purchases): iOS | Android
3. Smart Home Design
Smart Home Design allows you to create 3D home designs easily without leaving out any details. In addition to creating the house’s structure with the correct measurements, it is possible to include interior decoration items from a rich furniture library.
The app allows you to have a bird’s-eye view of the project in first person, that is as if you were visiting the place. If you doubt the lighting in your room, test the light and shadow effects.
4. Roomle 3D/ AR Catalog
The Roomle 3D/ AR Catalog allows you to plan environments, furniture, and decoration. The user can draw floor plans to simulate the proper dimensions of the environment.
Do you want to know how a certain color or piece of furniture would look in the space? Experiment with different colors on the floor and walls and take the opportunity to add various items of furniture. Have a 3D view of the environment and furniture, with navigation from different angles.
The app also makes it possible to buy furniture and other items online. The tool indicates where to purchase a product or similar from a large network of business partners.
- Roomle 3D/ AR Catalog (free, with in-app purchases): iOS
5. Homestyler Interior Design
This app is designed to make it possible for the user to visualize interior design ideas. It is possible to simulate how furniture and decoration products would look in a certain environment, to decide whether to buy them or not, already knowing what the result will be.
Homestyler Mobile App is an easy-to-use yet powerful interior home design app. You can use this 3D room planner app to design and decorate your house or apartment with 1:1 real-size 3D furniture at your fingertips. You will find space layout, interior design, furniture arrangement, remodeling, and decorating as fun as a game!
To do so, simply take a photo of the space you want to transform. In a kind of virtual fitting room, it will be possible to test wall colors, decoration items, and furniture from real brands (so that the user can buy the tested products if desired). All this with high-quality 3D models.
The app also provides interior design projects such as inspirations, decoration tips, and trends. The collection of designs features photos, articles, and “How-to’s.”
6. uMake – 3D CAD Modeling
uMake – 3D CAD Modeling is an app aimed at experienced people and beginners in 3D modeling. The program allows you to create drawings of complex surfaces easily, through tools such as Pull & Push.
Anyone can turn inspiration into 3D creations in uMake, awarded iPad Pro App of the Year.
Fully featured and easy to use, uMake empowers both 3D CAD pros and novices, engaging teachers and students alike. A quick sketch or a few primitives are all it takes to start 3D modeling your ideas. Get precise and inspiring results as you sketch, edit, export, visualize, render, and share your creations from the freedom of your iPhone or iPad.
Whether you’re creating 3D models for fun, education, work, or business, uMake has intuitive, powerful features that enhance your creativity.
uMake helps you realize your vision in industrial design, product design, architecture, interior design, fashion, graphic design, UX design, fine arts, stage design and theater, hobbies, and more. Designers, artists, creators, engineers, students, educators, and makers are discovering unique ways to create and learn in uMake.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO START FROM SCRATCH
- – Starter templates, scenes, floor plans, interiors, graphic design compositions, mockups ready for your logo, and more so you can focus on your core ideas
- – Drag-and-drop 3D model for every field, including architecture, interior design, and graphic design
- – Easy presets and environments for lighting and rendering
- – uMake+ subscription option unlocks unlimited downloads of premium content
In addition, it is possible to visualize your projects in real environments, thanks to Augmented Reality technology. Jobs can be exported in IGES, STEP, OBJ, or STL formats. Thus, it is feasible to continue the work in other CAD or 3D printing software.
- uMake – 3D CAD Modeling (free, but offers in-app purchases): iOS