In this video, Shaun Bryant takes you through how to work with and set up a new folder in AutoCAD web.
- [Instructor] When you first log in to Autocad Web, you go into the homepage, and the homepage is what we're going to talk about in this particular chapter. So you can see on the screen at the moment I'm in Google Chrome, you can see that I'm in Autodesk Autocad, which is Autocad Web, and you can see at the top there that we are in the Home Page there, like so, and you can click on there at any time to get back to the home page of Auto Cad web. So what we're going to look at is the folder structure, and creating a new folder.
Now bearing in mind that you're in a browser environment here, you can obviously create folders and drawings and so on. Now the whole idea is that we want to add a new folder to put some new work in. So if I look at all these folders, these are my existing folders that I've already created. So you can see I've got lots of subfolders there, I've got some shared folders that you can share as well. And you can see as I come down you start getting down to the individual drawing files as well. So there's all these individual drawing files, and you'll notice there's the country house floor plan that we've used previously, for example.
You also get a group of sample drawings from Autodesk, so you can see some samples here. You've got the Geospatial Sample, the House Floor Plan Sample, the Mechanical Sample, and so on and so forth. So you can see there's lots of information there in front of you in that home page in Autocad Web. Gonna scroll back up the browser screen now, and I'm gonna go to create a new folder. And this is so easy to do, you just click on the new folder button, and it prompts you: do you want a new folder? So what we're going for is, we're gonna go for a New Country House project.
So I'm gonna put "NEW COUNTRY HOUSE" and we'll put a dash there and we'll put "Project" in as well. And you can have this in upper and lower cases, it's entirely up to you, just make sure you spell it all correctly because as you can see there's no spell-check on that whatsoever, and there's nothing worse than going to a folder that is spelled incorrectly. Just make sure that you do that final sanity check before hitting the "Create" button. Now, I'm gonna do one more thing though just before I hit create, and this is what I always do.
Good ol' Windows and browsers and everything else, they sort everything alphabetically, and also by symbol, and it's called 'alpha-numerically.' So if I put an "@" symbol in front, that'll always go to the top of the list, up toward the top, rather than under "N" for "New Country House". So when I click on "Create" now... That'll create that nice new folder, and as you can see it takes a few seconds, and if I just scroll down a little bit now you should be able to see that folder in the list, and there it is there. "@New Country House - Project".
So all I've gotta do now is click on that folder and that'll take me into the folder, and as you can see there's nothing there just yet, we haven't uploaded any drawings or anything to that folder to work on. As you can see, it's quick and easy to use that Home screen to set up a new folder, ready for your new project.
- Logging into the AutoCAD web app
- Creating and opening drawings
- Using views and properties
- Creating and editing layers
- Adjusting settings
- Drafting with commands
- Editing objects
- Annotating drawings
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Savings drawings in the AutoCAD web app