Author Shaun Bryant explains how to use your own storage in the AutoCAD mobile app in a bit more detail.
- [Instructor] So we're starting another chapter now and we're going to look at opening our DWG files in the AutoCAD mobile app. Now I'm assuming that you've got the mobile app on your device and that you're logged in using your Autodesk account already. So the screen you can see right now is as if you've logged in to the AutoCAD mobile app. The first thing we're going to have a little look at in a bit more detail, I didn't mention this in the previous chapter, is using your own storage. Now it may be that you don't save to web and mobile from the AutoCAD desktop app for example.
You might use Dropbox, you might use OneDrive, you might use Google Drive. So the trick there is to use your own storage and you'll notice at the top of the screen, there's a little cloud symbol, surprise surprise, it's all in the cloud, and we're going to use your own storage. So if I hit that button, what will happen now is it will now prompt you and it will say okay, where are your drawing files located? Your DWGs. So you've got a choice, you can utilize Dropbox, you can utilize Google Drive, you can utilize OneDrive, and there will be other cloud-based storage support coming along as well.
Autodesk are always developing the mobile app making sure that there's plenty of medium there for you to use to obviously create and store your DWG files. So for example, let's say that I'm using a Microsoft OneDrive account. You'll notice it says personal accounts only in this case by the way. So it would need to be a personal OneDrive account that you're using, not a corporate one. So if I hit OneDrive now on the screen, what you'll find is it takes me to the Microsoft sign in page like so.
So I would sign in using my Microsoft log in and I can go and open up any DWG from my OneDrive account. Now the reason I chose the Microsoft one is the backdrops are always kind of pretty. So you can see here that we've got a lovely backdrop, lovely sunrise or sunset going on there. And I'm now going to cancel it just for fun and we go back to the list of our folders as if we've just logged in to the AutoCAD mobile app. Wouldn't it be nice to have that backdrop in the mobile app though as well? It'd be very pretty. So you can use your own storage if you want to.
You do not have to use the Autodesk storage, the web and mobile storage. You can go to other online storage facilities if you need them.
- 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