Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Welcome screen, part of Learning AutoCAD 360.
- After logging into our account, we're immediately taken to the dashboard. If for some reason you don't see the dashboard, click on the AutoCAD 360 icon in the upper left corner. Like the dashboard in your car, it relays all the information important to me and gives me some options on what direction I wanna start out in. Across the top of the screen are some options, including a link to the AutoCAD 360 blog, a feedback link to take you directly to the AutoCAD 360 customer community, where you can explore the forums for tips and tricks and post questions.
Next, is a link directly to the frequently asked questions page to search for answers. Last, in the upper right corner, is my avatar, under which I have links for signing out of my account, a link that will take us to our account settings, which, again, is our profile page, a link to manage our storage, and an About link, which simply shows us a lot of legalese about the service and the versions of software being made use of. I'll go back and click on Content and Storage.
A new tab is opened and from here, we can link our account to another Cloud storage solution, like Dropbox and Ignite. Once linking my account, I can view and edit the files that my company uses without emailing them to myself. I can work on the same DWG files directly on our server like everyone else, with no special syncing, no need to copy files directly to the system. I'll close this tab and return to my dashboard. Here, AutoCAD 360 displays my most recent files, as well as the options to upload or start a new drawing.
Just above this, I have a link here for See All Drawings. We'll explore that in just a moment. Below this are two columns. The one on the left is all the recent activity. The one on the right allows me to filter through and see just new and updated items, just comments, or see all the activity of my account. I'm gonna go back up and click on See All Drawings. From here, I'm taken to the File Manager. Currently, I can see all the drawings that I have in my account. I would also see two folders here if I had linked anything like Dropbox or Ignite.
The dashboard is a great way to get your bearings as you login to AutoCAD 360, so make sure you know where to go and how to get to the support articles you may need in the future.
- 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