Edit Drawings Online using AutoCAD WS

The not so latest innovation on AutoCAD today that I just recently discovered is, the AutoCAD WS. This version of AutoCAD allows the user to open and edit any dwg files using just an internet browser and from any computer even without the actual software installed. AutoCAD WS, can also be use with any android mobile, Iphone, ipad and Ipod touch.


AutoCAD WS on Web Browser

The AutoCAD WS is a fully functional web apps, this apps works just like the real AutoCAD software. You can open DWG/DXF files with full support for xRefs, image files, stylesheets and fonts. Editing your drawing anywhere and anytime is now possible by editing it online. Sharing and collaborating drawings with others is much easier, you can even see each others edits in real time as well. In the mobile apps version of AutoCAD WS editing drawing objects can be done with an intuitive touch and gesture interface, a function commonly use in any apps on any android mobile and Iphone.


AutoCAD WS on Ipod Touch

And if you thinking how are you going to save your work done using this apps, worry not, because all changes that made in the drawing, are all available on our online account for viewing and download. And in the event of temporary internet disconnection, offline access allows you to edit files, and the changes will just sync it back later.

There it goes, that’s all I can say for now, I’ll just make another post regarding this AutoCAD WS, if ever I discover something useful while using this application.

Using Change Text Case (TCASE)

Another great routine addition, that I had recently discover in AutoCAD Express tools, that I think will also be useful to us AutoCAD user, is the command Change Text Case. Change Text Case, changes the case of any selected text, mtext, attributes and dimension text.


AutoCAD Dashboard

Being quite new on using the latest version of AutoCAD, you always have this  excitement when you discover something new or new tools that you haven’t been used in the previous version of AutoCAD. Just like when I discovered about this Dashboard on AutoCAD Architecture 2008.

This new tool called Dashboard seems like a collection of usefull toolbars, control panels that fitted into one panel. Using these new tool, will reduce the display of different toolbars and surely makes you maximise the available area of workspace in your monitor.


Missing Express Tools on AutoCAD Architecture 2008

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I had recently installed thexpress toolsexpress toolse AutoCAD Architecture 2008 formerly known as Autodesk Architectural Desktop (ADT) on my PC.  At first I thought I haven’t encountered any problem while installing it, only to found out that there was some important tools missing. 

As I was familiarising myself to the newly installed AutoCAD and  discovered that the tools that was missing is the most used tools of an AutoCAD practitioner the Express Tools. 

Eventually, I found out that the express tools folder was on the installation CD and have to copy it manually and put it on the AutoCAD Architecture 2008 folder on program files, which what I did and solves the problem.