With the latest release, we added eight new languages to AutoCAD WS. Here is the first set of frequently asked questions about the localization project.
How do I change the language of AutoCAD WS on my iPad / iPhone / iPod touch?
You don’t have to do anything! With your iOS device the language you see in AutoCAD WS is governed by the language settings of the device itself. AutoCAD WS detects the language and displays the correct language as soon as you open the app. If your device’s language is set to anything other than Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese or Spanish, AutoCAD WS will appear in English.
How do I change the language of AutoCAD WS in my PC or Mac’s web browser?
Once you have logged in and opened the app at www.autocadws.com, you will see a flag and a language in the top right of your screen. Click on the flag to see a drop down menu where you can select one of the alternative languages. The language you select will be saved for the next time you open the app.
I changed the language on the web app. Why do I still see some things in English?
The localization effort for the web app is being carried out in two stages. For now we have translated all the button texts and the drop downs from all the ribbons. Some of the contextual pop-ups, such as when you share a file have not been translated yet.
I work in one language, but I’m sharing a drawing with someone who uses a different language. What will they see?
The language settings in AutoCAD WS are defined at the account level, not at the file level. That means you can share a drawing with one or more people and each person will view that drawing, in their app, in the language they have selected. Of course nothing in the drawing itself will be translated, but each of you will see the button texts in the language you defined.