Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Autodesk releases AutoCAD WS 1.2 - Import Inventor Files

Autodesk has released the next version of AutoCAD WS, version 1.2.  This new update is available for download in Apple’s App Store at this link.

(This video demonstrates the new features in AutoCAD WS 1.2)

It is also available in a web browser (for all of you non iOS designers) at www.autocadws.com .

AutoCAD WS 1.2 has several major updates; Inventor Support, Multi Language Support, and several feature enhancements.

If you are an inventor user and want to share your model with AutoCAD WS users, export your file to a DWG format and share it with AutoCAD WS.  It will seamlessly upload for collaborative sharing, editing and viewing.  The language update means that AutoCAD WS is now available in nine languages; English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German and Italian.

There are also several feature updates.  One of the biggest is layout support.  Users can now go to model space in shared files.  The Free Line tool has been improved so that its width can be set.  It can also be set to sketch mode where users can draw, well, anything.  Copy/Paste now works with a double tap to select an object to copy it, cut or paste.  Units (inches or feet) can now be displayed as such if the files units have been set.  Why wouldn’t they be set?

AutoCAD WS is a great collaboration tool that has been used by over 900,000 designers (according to Autodesk.)  It keeps getting better and I fully expect it to become a very powerful design tool in the future.  If you haven’t tried it out, do.  It’s free, it’s simple, and you already know how to use it.  All we need now is for it to be available on other mobile platforms (like WebOS.)

Monday, February 7, 2011

AutoCAD Fundamentals & Bundle 2011: Amazon's Bestsellers in Graphics Training & Tutorials Top Ten

Two of my AutoCAD Training videos, AutoCAD 2011 Fundamentals and AutoCAD 2011 Training Bundle have made it to Amazon.com's Top Ten Sellers list.

Evidently Amazon posts a list of their best selling items and these titles made the list in the Training Video category.  This list is updated every hour so how knows, I might make it all the way to number one in a few minutes!

Thank you to all who have purchased my training videos.  I always welcome comments about them.
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