Learn about the Autodesk ID, logging in through AutoCAD.
- [Instructor] We're starting another chapter now in our AutoCAD Mobile App course, and what we're going to look at now is how we set everything up in our desktop AutoCAD, using our Autodesk ID. Now I've mentioned the Autodesk ID already in previous videos, but basically the Autodesk ID is your ability to log in to the Autodesk environment. Whether that be your A360 Drive, whether that be your AutoCAD Mobile app, or even in your AutoCAD on your desktop.
So let's have a look at the Autodesk ID first of all. You'll notice I've got AutoCAD open, as usual, and as you can see there, I've got a new drawing for you to use for this particular chapter. It's called Country Cabin_001.dwg. You can download that from the website to use as this particular exercise file, to follow along with these particular videos. We're not actually going to be doing any work on the drawing, but it's just better to have a drawing open when you're going through all of your A360 and AutoCAD Mobile app settings, using the Autodesk ID.
It's just easier. Once you got a drawing open, everything kind of opens up in AutoCAD, rather than going from the start screen. So there's our drawing, download it, store it somewhere safe locally so that you can use it, and then open it up in AutoCAD like I've got in front of you. Your Autodesk ID, if you haven't got one already, can be found on the internet. So I'm just going to quickly jump into my browser here like so, and you can see I haven't gone in and logged in or anything, but this is the page that you go to. As it says at the bottom of the browser screen there, "Your account for everything Autodesk." It even says it underneath the Autodesk logo as well, where it says, "create account" and "sign in".
So if you haven't got an Autodesk ID already, you would click on create account, go through the steps, set it all up, give them an email address, they will then send you an email, where they will send you an email with a link, you click on that link and just prove who you are basically, and then you've got it. You've got your Autodesk ID. Now I've got an Autodesk ID, so I could just go and click on sign in, and sign in if I wanted to, but I don't want to sign in, in my browser. I want to sign in in AutoCAD.
So I've jumped back into AutoCAD now, and if you look at the top right of the title bar of AutoCAD, you'll see that there's a sign in option here. Now this is where I want to sign in. You can see there when I hover over it, "Autodesk A360", "sign in to your Autodesk A360 to access online services". Well that's where we need to go. So I click on the down arrow, I sign in to my Autodesk account, now bear in mind you obviously must have an internet connection to do this. If you haven't got an internet connection, won't happen.
So I need my email address I need to sign in. Now it can be an email, it can also be a username, mine is a username, which is the name of my company because I use it for business all the time, so cadfmconsultants. I click on next and as you can see now, it's saying, "Welcome cadfmconsultants", so I need to put my password in. Password is there, if you forget it, obviously you can go through the usual routine. They'll send you an email with a password link and you can reset your password. So I click on sign in and I sign in.
Now as soon as I'm signed in, can you see it tells me, "Sign in complete" at the top? And also, you can see there that the Autodesk Desktop app is telling me that there's 10 new products ready to install as well, because I've got that installed on my PC as well. Now I'm not going to worry about obviously installing any new desktop app links or anything, or any updates, or anything like that right now; but if you've got that desktop app installed, as soon as you sign in with your Autodesk ID and you've got a live internet connection, it just goes, "Oh, you might have an update "for AutoCAD that you need to install." It'll let you know with that little pop-up at the bottom of the screen.
You can see I've got a little blue icon there with the name cadfmconsultants, that's my username for A360, so I'm now logged in using AutoCAD, using my Autodesk ID.
- Setting up the cloud options
- Uploading documents
- Creating projects
- Adding your team
- Adding drawings to A360 Drive
- Syncing files
- Establishing a workflow between mobile and desktop