We hope you enjoy these five tips for getting the most out of the AutoCAD WS mobile app. If you have a tip you would like to share with other users let us know and we’ll include it in a future blog post.
1. Share as Read Only
When you share a file, you can set the permissions so that the file can’t be edited or downloaded. This read-only version of the file is a working alternative to saving your work as a PDF and sending it as an attachment in an email.
2. Sync Changes to AutoCAD
After you have been working on a drawing in the field you can sync it back to your desktop by downloading it through the web app or the online tab in AutoCAD. You can even share the file from your mobile app and then download the DWG from the email you receive.
Every file in your online account that has been saved locally on your mobile device carries a time stamp indicating the last time it was synced. This time stamp will let you know that your file is available offline.
4. Introduce a Friend to AutoCAD WS
If you want your friends and colleagues to enjoy the benefits of the AutoCAD WS mobile app, simply share a file with them. They will receive an email notification that the file is shared with them and an invitation to download the mobile app. Once they download and install the app the shared file will already be in their online account.
5. Editing Text
To edit text in your drawing, simply select an object and select the Edit Text icon from the toolbar. You may need to scroll the toolbar to find the icon.
Please note that only text objects are currently supported, not Mtext objects.