One of the most annoying things that can happen after a meeting is knowing that there was a small, but important, detail mentioned and you have forgotten what it was. You have to wait for notes from the meeting to be sent and hope that it shows up. You might even have to email someone and ask for help. The more time that passes after a meeting, the greater the chance that some details will be lost to memory – “What did we decide about the column location?”, “What’s the horizontal distance we agreed on for moving that pipe?”
Documenting and sending minutes for review and for auditing purposes is one of those tasks that no one likes doing. This is where AutoCAD WS can help.
The AutoCAD WS web client has a terrific feature called Meeting Summary that automatically documents your meetings. Whenever you share a drawing (click here to see how) and work together with a colleague adding markups, taking measurements and making changes, AutoCAD WS records all that important information for you. Every change, markup or note made is automatically stored and made available on the drawing’s timeline for later review.
The Meeting Summary widget guides you through every change or markup with a clear description of what occurred. Comments, questions and notes typed in the chat window during the meeting are also presented to you, to provide you with the full context of the meeting. You can use the Download button to save the drawing with all the changes and markups back to your desktop for further work in AutoCAD.
To make things easier, AutoCAD WS also sends out an email with a link to everyone who participated in the meeting. That way even non-AutoCAD WS users, such as a client or project manager, can access the meeting’s content directly from their inbox. This makes it even easier for everyone to get to the information they need, without having to worry about forgetting something on their way back from a meeting.