Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Design feed, part of Up and Running with AutoCAD 360.
- If sharing is one of the most interesting features of AutoCAD 360, then Design Feed is definitely the second most interesting in my estimating. Design Feed is sort of like a Facebook for your drawing. It's actually a lot more practical than that. There's not sharing of photos of your sweet CAD rig or posting about the objects snap you have a crush on. Design Feed allows you to create a dialogue and collaborate within a drawing. I can add photos, videos, and audio recordings directly from the field marked in specific locations in the DWG file.
For example, here I am back on the job site, when I notice that something doesn't quite look right about the plumbing rough-ins. I'm taking a picture. On my iPad, I navigate to the area, tap the Design Feed button. I'm going to pick a specific Point, and then attach an Image. From here, I'll make a note, and someone needs to confirm the location of the plumbing rough-in, and I'll click Post.
The architect, who is viewing the drawing back in his office using the web app will see the post pop-up. He can select the note, and see the exact note that I left from the field. Anyone who is shared on the file will see the update in their Design Feed and can review my comments and photos and respond. Think about the possibilities. No more searching through emails for the architects comments on a design change that were not clear in the first place. Now, you can have a conversation about a design inside the DWG file itself.
- Creating an Autodesk account
- Uploading and organizing files in AutoCAD 360
- Drawing and editing
- Working with layers
- Saving and sharing drawings
- Working with the mobile app
- Using Evernote with AutoCAD 360