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Add Notes to CAD Drawings Using Your Smartphone or Tablet
5:14 pm  .   January 13, 2014  .   admin

Note taking just got a whole lot easier—now you can add them to drawings on the fly using your mobile device. Adding notes to CAD drawings in AutoCAD 360 can help document changes as they happen, and can eliminate the need for a cumbersome physical paper trail—no need to print PDFs, physically mark them up, scan them, email them, rinse and repeat.

Why add notes using AutoCAD 360?

  • It saves time—no need to transfer notes from printed drawings to CAD files
  • Notes can be shared and viewed in real time by other AutoCAD 360 users
  • Notes in the drawing can be easily hidden using the Design Feed
  • Users (i.e. team members & clients) tagged in notes get an automatic email notification
  • Notes help provide context to the onsite design changes reflected in the drawing

With AutoCAD 360 you can easily add notes to drawings in two ways:

  • Insert a note directly into the drawing
  • Create a Design Feed post with a note


How to insert notes into a drawing


  1. Open your drawing and click the Markup Tools menu at the bottom of the screen (the icon looks like a rounded rectangle). You should see a Text option.
  2. Click the Text icon and tap the screen to specify an insertion point.
  3. Begin typing your note into the Text Editor. Click Done when you’re finished.
  4. To move, scale, rotate, edit, erase, or copy the text of your note, simply tap it and select the relevant option from the sub menu that opens up.

Note: Make sure you’re in the area of the drawing where you want to place the note before inserting it.


How to create a Design Feed post with a Note


  1. Open your drawing, then open the Design Feed for that drawing by clicking the folded newspaper icon in the upper right corner.
  2. In your Design Feed, click Create Post (the plus sign icon in the upper right corner). Begin typing your note.
  3. To tag the note to a specific area in the drawing, click the dotted-square Area icon or the pushpin-shaped Pin icon.
  4. When the note is complete, click Post to add it to your drawing.

Note: Posts can be shared with clients, team members, and other AutoCAD 360 users from the Design Feed, and photos can be added to posts as well. For more details, check out the Add Photos to CAD Drawings Using Your Smartphone or Tablet tutorial.


We hope that was helpful. Stay tuned—more time-saving AutoCAD 360 tips are coming your way soon.

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