Author Shaun Bryant demonstrates how to locate files in your Autodesk Drive account.
- [Instructor] We're starting another chapter now in our AutoCAD mobile app course and I just want to take you through Autodesk Drive in a little bit more detail. Now, whilst I appreciate that this is not the location where you would save any of your AutoCAD mobile App drawings, it is still a location where you would store drawings, download them into the desktop app, and then possibly save them into the web and mobile location for the AutoCAD mobile app.
It's a great storage facility, it has great functionality, and I just want to show you some of that functionality. So, we're logged in to Autodesk Drive. You can see my ugly mug there, and you can see that I'm logged in. And basically, what we're going to look at is a setup, a very simple one, and how it works in Autodesk Drive. So, you can see what I've done is I've created a new folder. There's the new folder button and I've created a new folder called NEW COUNTRY HOUSE-Project, the same naming philosophy as the web and mobile folder that we're using for the AutoCAD Mobile App.
If I click on it, you can see that I've got a Country Cabin_001.dwg file in there which means I've uploaded it into the new folder. That's basically what I've done. That Country Cabin_001.dwg file can be downloaded from the library for use with this chapter for you to upload it into the new folder. Now, I'm going to go back to the home button here, Autodesk Drive there, and it takes me back to My Data here on the left-hand side. Now, what we're going to look at first is locating files on Autodesk Drive and that's quick and easy like go up to the little magnifying glass like so, and I search for a file.
I'm going to type in the word country because I know that my drawing begins with the word country and there it is there. So I click on it and that will locate it. As you can see all updates and it tells me it's a CAD file, it tells me the file size, it tells me that the shared link is on, but what it also allows me to do is it allows me to view it, edit on the Desktop, share it, download it, and if I click here, I can copy, move or delete like so. What it also tells me is there's a MODEL tab and three SHEETS if I click there, there's my building section sheet, elevations of floor plans, and it gives me a preview of each of those as well.
It's an extremely useful tool to be able to locate files like that. And if I want to go back to the home button, I just click there and it takes me back to where I was before. It's that quick and easy to locate data in the Autodesk Drive.
- Setting up the AutoCAD cloud options
- Saving files on the web and mobile apps
- Syncing design changes
- Uploading and sharing files on Autodesk Drive
- Working with the AutoCAD mobile app for the iPad
- Creating new drawings
- Editing drawings
- Opening revised drawings in the AutoCAD desktop and mobile apps
- Establishing a workflow between mobile and desktop