Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »
Free TurboSite Plug-In for AutoCAD
September 24th, 2013 by Susan Smith
IMSI Design is a pioneer in many areas of CAD, most recently in the area of mobile solutions for AEC. Adding to their list of credits is the launch this week of the free TurboSite Plug-In for Autodesk AutoCAD, a free plug-in that allows AutoCAD users to view geolocated video, photos, markup and text notes gleaned from the field all inside the AutoCAD application. The addition of the “geolocation” technology developed in-house, into an IMSI app elevates this product beyond a regular mobile app. According to CEO Bob Mayer, geolocation was added into the first version of TurboSite. With the new app, at any point in a building or plan, you can create an accurate geolocated GeoMark and using the built-in camera, take as many photos, videos, dictation, and text notes needed for the job. Then you can view the geolocated video, photo, markup, and text documentation directly within AutoCAD.
Recently TurboSite won the 2013 AIA National Convention’s “Best of Show,” for its ability to turn mobile devices such as Apple’s iPad(r) or iPhone(r) into a first-of-its-kind field reporting tool. TurboSite for iPad and iPhone has a limited introductory price of $499 (regularly $999) and is available now through the Apple App Store.
TurboSite Plug-In For AutoCAD is free and available now through the Autodesk Exchange for AutoCAD.