June 11, 2012

Share/View/Edit Your Design Simultaneously With All Project Stakeholders – All From Within AutoCAD

Here is how you collaborate a design with a remote project team member: first, open your favorite browser, then create an online meeting and then share your screen. What if you could do all that from within AutoCAD? Yes, that’s right! You can now create that online meeting, share your screen and chat all from within AutoCAD – use the Collaborate Now button from the newly revamped Online tab in AutoCAD 2013.

You can also save and access your drawings via AutoCAD in cloud. Autodesk 360 integrates AutoCAD WS and lets you share, view, edit any drawing online or on your mobile application.
The connection between this online interface and desktop AutoCAD is the “Online” tab in AutoCAD 2013. Online tab appeared for the first time in the ribbon in AutoCAD 2012 and has been revamped to integrate the desktop application with web interface. Autodesk is dedicated to giving the AutoCAD users a complete web experience right from within AutoCAD interface including AutoCAD on Facebook and Twitter.
Here is a Summary of the Power of the Online Tab:
Autodesk 360 lets you access your Autodesk 360 cloud account
Online Options lets you change your Autodesk 360 options from within AutoCAD
Open on Mobile sends the drawing to AutoCAD WS online
Upload Multiple will let you upload multiple files to your Autodesk 360 account
Sync My Settings start/stop to sync your AutoCAD settings with your Autodesk 360 account
Choose Settings lets you choose which settings are synced with Autodesk 360 account
Share Document uploads a saved file to your Autodesk 360 account and lets you email the link to the file.
Collaborate Now is icing on the cake – my favorite. It uploads and opens your file in AutoCAD WS session in which you and your client/sub can simultaneously view and edit your file.

Don’t forget to look through other great features our Ideate Technical Team has found in the new 2013 releases for Revit Architecture, Revit MEP, Revit Structure, Civil 3D, Navisworks and more: ideateinc.com/2013

Gaurav Bagga

Ideate Infrastructure Solutions Application Specialist

Gaurav is a well rounded Application Engineer and Project Manager for Infrastructure Solutions at Ideate based out of San Francisco. He has over 15 years experience in construction industry and has been helping numerous small, medium and ENR 500 firms maximize their CAD investment for the last ten years. Gaurav is an Autodesk Certified Instructor and Autodesk Civil 3D Implementation Certified Expert. He has taught at several conferences, CAD Camps and Autodesk University. He has taught AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Land Desktop and Map 3D to thousands of students and helps Ideate develop the Infrastructure Services curriculum and courses. With his extensive CAD technology background he helps Bay Area engineering and surveying firms analyze and improve their design and drawing production process thereby improving productivity and the bottom line. Follow Gaurav on Twitter: @BeGeez

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