Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Optimizing Your AutoCAD Desktop to Go Mobile.
- So just before we start this Optimizing Your AutoCAD Desktop to Go Mobile course, there are a few things that you should know before you start watching the videos and start working your way through the exercises, and so on. The one thing you must have is a fully-functional browser. Now I did mention that in the Welcome video. You should ideally be using Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox. Those are the three main proprietary browsers that work really well with the Autodesk cloud-based tools that you're going to look at in this particular course.
The other thing you will need, obviously, is a fully functioning version of the full version of AutoCAD. I will be running the course on AutoCAD 2016, and you can't use an LT version of AutoCAD either. Make sure you use the full version of AutoCAD. Now the reason for that is just purely because you've then got all of the functionality of all of AutoCAD. AutoCAD LT is the cut-down version of its big brother, full AutoCAD, and sometimes the functionality can be limited.
So make sure you've got a full version of AutoCAD. Now bear in mind I am using AutoCAD 2016. So be aware that the DWG files that we're using as work files and exercises, will also be saved in the AutoCAD 2016 DWG file format. So, for example, you might not be able to open them if you're using a much older version of AutoCAD. So there's just a few things that you need to know before you start on this particular course.
Now from a competency level as well, you will need to be reasonably well-versed with AutoCAD. I'm not saying you need to be an expert, or a guru, or anything like that with AutoCAD, but you just need to know where things are, how to open AutoCAD drawings, how to save AutoCAD drawings, where to find things like the AutoCAD options dialog box, and so on. So you just need to be a reasonable user of AutoCAD. Ideally, if you're not, you might want to go and look at some of the up and running courses that we have on lynda.com, or some of the AutoCAD essentials courses that we have on lynda.com first, just so that you're more well-versed with AutoCAD before you start this particular course.
- Setting up A360 Drive and AutoCAD 360
- Syncing your settings
- Creating subfolders in A360 Drive
- Uploading documents and drawings
- Setting up projects and teams
- Opening drawings in AutoCAD 360
- Editing drawings while in a mobile browser
- Editing synced drawings on the desktop