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AutoCAD WS Essential Training
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Creating an account


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AutoCAD WS Essential Training

with Jeff Bartels

Video: Creating an account

In order to take advantage of AutoCAD WS, we first need to create an account. I'll start by bringing up my default web browser. I will then visit the autocadws.com website. This is where we access the AutoCAD WS service. To create an account, I'll come over and click the Create Account button. There is no charge to use this service. I'll then enter my credentials starting with my email address and then name and password information.

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AutoCAD WS Essential Training
2h 23m Beginner Nov 19, 2012

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This course covers the basics of AutoCAD WS, focusing on workflows and collaboration that will help you and your team work more efficiently with this cloud-based CAD application. Author Jeff Bartels explains how to use the mobile and browser versions of the app, how to upload files and folders, and how to access and review drawing content. The course also shows how to perform standard markups, edit geometry and annotations, and plot to both PDF and DWF formats. A dedicated collaboration chapter demonstrates how to share drawings and use the Timeline feature to keep track of a drawing's version history.

Topics include:
  • Creating an AutoCAD WS account
  • Organizing files and folders
  • Viewing and editing drawings
  • Taking measurements
  • Redlining desired changes
  • Accessing and sharing drawings remotely
  • Editing annotations
  • Creating and inserting blocks
  • Plotting drawings to PDF or DWF
  • Incorporating aerial underlays
  • Practicing real-time collaboration
Subjects:
Architecture CAD
Software:
AutoCAD WS
Author:
Jeff Bartels

Creating an account

In order to take advantage of AutoCAD WS, we first need to create an account. I'll start by bringing up my default web browser. I will then visit the autocadws.com website. This is where we access the AutoCAD WS service. To create an account, I'll come over and click the Create Account button. There is no charge to use this service. I'll then enter my credentials starting with my email address and then name and password information.

If you are interested in reading the terms of use, you can click the hyperlink right here. I am going to accept those. I am also going to check this box such that I can join the AutoCAD WS mailing list. This way, each time the software is updated I will receive a notification. I will then click Create an account, and when the account has been created, I'll select Continue, and I am in. At first glance you'll find the interface-- well, at least the editor, that's what we're looking at right now-- looks very similar to AutoCAD.

As a side-note, we are currently using the English language version of the software. If you'd like to use a different language, you can use this menu in the upper-right corner of the interface to select an alternate. I'm going to switch this back to English, and if you'll indulge me for just one second, there is never a great time to talk about logging out of the service. So, since we're at a point where we just logged in, let me show you how we can exit. To log out of AutoCAD WS, we can use the Logout hyperlink in the upper-right corner of the interface.

I will then choose Yes when prompted. This will return me to my Browser. I'm going to close this to return to the Desktop. Now that we've successfully created an AutoCAD WS account, and we know how to access the software and how to log out of the service, we're ready to move onto the next video where we'll log back in and take a tour of the AutoCAD WS interface.

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