Now that the latest version of the AutoCAD WS has been available for a month, we thought it was time to bring together the most frequently asked questions about the release and address them again in one place.
Q: How Does Offline Support work?
When your mobile device is connected to the internet, it will sync the drawings in your AutoCAD WS online directory and save them locally on your device. After that you are able to open AutoCAD WS, view and edit your drawings even when you are not connected to the internet.
Q: What happens to the edits I make when I’m working offline?
Your offline edits are saved locally as you make them. The next time your device connects to the internet, your version of the drawing will be uploaded to your AutoCAD WS account and saved as the latest version on the file’s timeline.
Once a file has been saved locally it will be clearly marked “Downloaded” with a date and time stamp indicating the exact moment it was synced. You can initiate a manual sync at any time by tapping the sync button. All time stamps will be refreshed even if saved file was the most up-to-date version of the drawing.
Q: I can’t open the file from my email. What’s happening?
Once you have AutoCAD WS 1.1 installed, your device’s email client will recognize DWG files that you receive as email attachments. Tapping on the attachment will allow you to select AutoCAD WS as the right program for viewing the file. The file is also uploaded to your online account so that it will be accessible in the future from AutoCAD WS without having to find the email again.
Please note: Opening a DWG from email is only available in iOS 3.2 or better.
Q: How do I delete a file from my account.
Currently, you can only delete a file from your AutoCAD WS account using the web client. Login at www.autocadws.com, select the drawing you wish to delete and click the Delete button to remove it from your account.
Q: Will AutoCAD WS be integrated with iTunes to transfer files without ever connecting to the internet?
At the moment we are not planning to integrate with iTunes although we are always exploring ways to make the lives of our users easier.
Q: When will you release AutoCAD WS for Android?
There is no launch date, but we have heard the many calls for an Android version of AutoCAD WS and we consider it our goal to reach as wide an audience as possible. Rest assured as soon as there is something to announce, you’ll hear it directly from us.