What are the most important apps for a civil engineer?
The most important apps for a civil engineer are:
01 - Autodesk BIM 360 - One of the most versatile apps used for all types of construction project management works from documentation and building information management to safety and quality maintenance.
02 - PlanGrid - A free mobile app that acts as a collaborative tool primarily used to share blueprints and drawings. It also lets you share project progress pictures, obstructions and site issues.
03 - Procore - A cloud-based construction management app that lets you update project information remotely.
04 - CoConstruct - This construction management software is preferred by home builders for managing projects, financials, and clients. It allows you to sync project data with Quickbooks Desktop(or Online).
05 - Powerplay - This app is available for free on mobile devices as well as desktops and offers an array of interesting features for managing construction projects such as plan management, document storage, real-time progress reports, scheduling, progress update with pictures, and short-time plans for intermediary goals.
06 - AUTOCAD
AUTOCAD is a modelling software used to design 2D and 3D plans for buildings and other structures. Basically, it is a computer-aided design(CAD) software with BIM features that can be used by engineers and architects.
07 - REVIT
REVIT is also a BIM-based modeling software that can be used by many other construction professionals along with engineers and architects.
08 - SKETCHUP
SKETCHUP is specifically a 3D modeling software that is being used in other industries as well apart from the construction industry. Its 2D drawing and document feature enables it to be used as a BIM tool as well.
09 - ALLPLAN ARCHITECTURE
ALLPLAN is a building application that serves as an excellent BIM tool with CAD functionality. It is highly reliable and precise in its design calculations, especially while estimating project quantities. This app allows you to work exclusively with 3D models or with 3D and 2D models combined together.
10 - CORECON
CORECON is a construction management software actively used by Indian construction professionals due to its vast construction management features. It has everything you need to manage your project sites from task scheduling to daily reports.