September 10, 2012

Life in the Cloud: Autodesk 360 Cloud Services

Autodesk has enhanced the online capabilities of AutoCAD software in 2013 and introduced a new cloud service called Autodesk 360.

In today’s blog post, Application Specialist Matt Miyamoto lets you know a little about Autodesk 360, and what you may already be getting for free. To get started, the first think you’ll need to do is create an account.

For those of you out there who are Subscription customers, the Autodesk 360 Cloud service includes some added benefits. For those of you who aren’t, these may be some reasons to reconsider.

Free Storage: With each seat of subscription, Autodesk provides 25 GB of free storage (3 GB for accounts without subscription) through the Autodesk 360 service. This can also be used for file sharing and review when you don’t have access to your internal network.

Mobile Apps (All Users): AutoCAD WS and Autodesk Design Review are two mobile apps that allow you to access and review your drawing files or DWF files directly from the cloud. Best of all, these apps are free, and compatible with Iphone, Ipad and Android devices.

Along with these come cloud computing services. Here’s a list of what’s available to you.

Note: Not all products are compatible with all services. See the table below for a list of compatible services and products.

Autodesk 360 Products and Services - Autodesk 360 products and services available to you.

Autodesk 360
(Subscription) 25 GB available (3 GB available without Subscription)

Autodesk 360 Rendering
(Subscription) You have used 0 cloud units of rendering.

Autodesk Green Building Studio Subscription
(Subscription) Take your designs beyond the desktop to perform faster, more accurate energy analysis, optimize energy efficiently, and improve the carbon footprint of multiple design options.

Autodesk 360 Energy Analysis for Autodesk Revit
(Subscription) Gain insight into energy consumption and building lifecycle costs early in the design process with cloud energy analysis tools that help you analyze design concepts and create more sustainable building designs.

(Free) Edit DWG files on your mobile device or on the web using the AutoCAD WS app. Enable multiple users to edit the same file in real-time.

Autodesk Design Review mobile app
(Free) Review 2D and 3D DWF files on a mobile device. Redline and annotate 2D drawings while in the field or out of the office.

Autodesk 360 Structural Analysis for Autodesk Revit
(Subscription) Please note that your access to and use of the Structural Analysis service are subject to the terms and conditions accompanying the service. It is important that users monitor their use of the service and do not exceed any applicable usage limits that may exist from time to time. Autodesk reserves the right to change or limit free access and use rights.

Next time you’re using one of the 2013 products, make sure you check out the Autodesk 360 services that come with it.

Matt Miyamoto, P.E.
Ideate AEC Application Specialist

Matt is a licensed Civil Engineer in the state of Hawaii. Matt obtained a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and has 7 years of private sector design experience which he applies in his role as an application specialist with Ideate, Inc. His project experience includes residential and commercial site development, private and public sewer, water and drainage systems, harbors improvements, and roadway improvements. While in Hawaii, Matt was involved in multidisciplinary projects for City and County agencies, State Departments, the Army COE and private developers. @MattM_PE

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