View your SolidWorks files on your Iphone or Android device.

The Glovius App might just have become my new favorite SolidWorks cloud toy.

SolidWorks announced last week that eDrawings is now available to be fired up on your Ipad through the Apple App store, but how about some 3D fun on your Iphone or Android smartphone?

The name is Glovius…(Need to be said in a deep voice)

Glovius runs on Ipad, Iphone and Android devices,.I have to make make it clear that this product is only a viewer, and therefor not as powerful as the eDrawing App. for the Ipad.


Start…
To upload models to your device, create a free account on Babel3D.com, pretty standard and easy signup. Then upload your 3D files and select “Mobile” as the output format.

Notice that it states that not all files can be uploaded as there is a size restriction on up to 50 MB.

The functions…

  • Pinch to zoom in
  • Use single finger drag to rotate
  • Use two finger drag to pan
  • Use thumb & index figure to roll
  • Double tap the screen to return to the model’s Home view.

Beside SolidWorks, this App also supports SketchUp, 3DS, OBJ, STEP, IGES, JT, CATIA V5, Pro/ENGINEER, NX, Autodesk Inventor & STL file formats.

Best part…

The coolest thing is that you get 10 free translations when you register at Babel3D.com. Subsequent translations are charged at $0.99 per file.

What else can I say, go ahead and play :-).

This is what you need…

Apple:Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 & iPhone 4S, iPad 1 & 2 and iPod Touch running iOS 4.3 or higher.

Android:Requires Android 2.2 and up. Extensively tested on Motorola Xoom, Google Nexus S, Samsung Galaxy S & Galaxy S II, Motorola Defy & Droid/Milestone.

Website:http://www.glovius.com/

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  • James Martin
  • Matt Lewis

    if it’s free then why do you have to give out your card details?

  • http://cadcamstuff.com/ Lars Christensen

    Hi Matt,
    I am not sure. I have to admit that it has been so long since I did this that I can’t remember if I was asked for my card. I am pretty sure though that my account was never charged :-).