We recently made a video where we showcased four distinct ways to upload your content to your AutoCAD WS online account. You can still watch it by clicking here.
In this post we are going to revisit one of those methods and talk about the experience of uploading your designs using the Online tab in the AutoCAD desktop program.
There are two distinct advantages to uploading your drawings from within AutoCAD.
Xrefs and Support Files
AutoCAD will automatically upload xrefs and support files. The upload button not only uploads the current file you have open, but also makes sure that any referenced drawings, images, font files (SHX and TTF) and plot stylesheets (CTB, STB) are automatically uploaded as well. With one click you can make sure all the files necessary to open a drawing from your web browser, iOS or Android device are placed in your account. No more looking at partial drawings or missing fonts.
Your Drawings are Always Up to Date Online
AutoCAD will make sure you will have the most recent version in your account. AutoCAD drawings change frequently and uploading them from your computer to your online account can become quite a task. For this reason we’ve made it so the Upload option in AutoCAD knows how to sync your drawings whenever they change. AutoCAD only syncs the changes you make so syncing happens faster and seamlessly. You never have to worry about saving your files to your AutoCAD WS online account before leaving the office -- AutoCAD does it for you.