Do you tend to use do CAD drafting on mobile devices? Do you do it in interesting places? If so, you might be a good candidate for the ZWCAD Touch Photo Competition, organized by the China-headquartered ZWSOFT. The contest page says:
We want to see pictures of you using ZWCAD Touch in your favorite, most exiting, strangest or just most common place, whether it is on a construction site or on a mountain top, in front of the television or on a sunny sandy beach. Our Facebook fans will then vote for their favorite with the top photos winning some great prizes.
Contest entries will close December 1. Voting will take place on ZWCAD’s Facebook page dedicated to the contest. First place gets you an iPad Mini, along with ZWCAD+ 2014 Pro and Lightworks Artisan. Other winners (including 5 randomly selected entries) will get ZWCAD 2014+ Standard and Lightworks Artisan.
ZWSOFT offers desktop versions of its drafting and drawing software ZWCAD in several flavors: ZWCAD+, ZWCAD Mechanical, and ZWCAD Architecture. The software — like Dassault’s DraftSight, IMSI/Design’s DoubleCAD XT, and Nanosoft’s nanoCAD — hopes to challenge AutoCAD’s dominance with a comparable software that costs less.
ZWSOFT’s free mobile app — ZWCAD Touch for iPad and iPhone — offers you the ability to view and edit common 2D files (DWG), work on them offline in cached mode, and connect to cloud-hosted drives (such as Dropbox, GoogleDrive, SkyDrive).
In providing a mobile apps, ZWSOFT follows its rivals’ strategy to allow users to incorporate mobile devices in their design workflow. Its main rival Autodesk offers AutoCAD WS through Autodesk 360, the company’s brand for cloud-hosted offerings. Despite the proliferation of 3D CAD modelers, the primarily 2D AutoCAD remains a powerhouse for the design software community.
ZWSOFT’s photo contest, though still in its early days, has already received a handful of entries. One contestant took a photo of his 2D antenna design on an iPad, in front of the completed antenna in the field. Another contestant anchored a ship design while sitting on a sandy beach.