- iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod 4th generation or iPad 2
- Apple VGA Adapter - Click here to view
- Projector or a TV with a VGA output (with a VGA Cable)
- Android device with a micro-HDMI output: Motorola Xoom Tablet , Atrix 4G MB860 , Droid X MB810 , Droid X2 , Droid Bionic XT865 , Targa; LG Optimus 2X P990, Optimus Black , Optimus 3D P920 , LG Revolution , LG Thrill ; HTC EVO 4G , Desire HD2; Sony Experia Arc , Experia Neo (This is a partial list, we're sure there are more Android devices with micro-HDMI output and there will be more to come in the future)
- Micro-HDMI to HDMI Cable – Click here to view
- Projector or a TV with a HDMI output
- iPad / iPhone / iPod – After you connected the cable to your iOS device and set the TV or the Projector to work on VGA mode, you should see it working perfectly.
- Android devices – Make sure that the HDMI output (under "Settings") is turned on and set up your TV or projector to "HDMI" mode.
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We love our customers and nothing excites us more than seeing them doing amazing things with AutoCAD WS. We have taken the time to get to know them and now we have the pleasure of sharing their success stories with you. We chose to start with four customers, each one of them tells a unique story about how AutoCAD WS improved his daily work:
University of Cincinnati – Pompeii Archeological Research Project for exploring the ancient city.
Fitzroy Yachts – New Zealand’s Premier Super Yacht Builders.
Hall Engineering – Provides the electrical needs of the Specialty, Commercial, and Industrial customers throughout the Midwest since 1937.
Covert Engineering – Specializes in the design of commercial, industrial and institutional facilities.
In the near future we will add more success stories from various industries. If you have a story to share with us, you can write us at email@example.com and maybe your story will be featured here as well.
We invite you to read the stories and will be glad to hear your thoughts.
The Kindle Fire is now joining the huge family of Android and iOS devices running AutoCAD WS and allowing you to take your designs with you anywhere you go. Use your Kindle Fire to view your drawings, edit them and share them with your colleagues.
If you just got a Kindle Fire for the holidays, download the app and tell us what you think.
. With the start of AU 2011 in Las Vegas this week, we are thrilled to be able to announce some of the features we are planning to include in the next release. As usual we have been paying close attention to the requests we receive every day from our users. You are the people that continue to shape AutoCAD WS and determine the directions the app takes. It's still too early to tell you the date of release, but here are some of the features you can expect to be hearing more about in the coming weeks:
Now you can view and share the 3-dimensional objects in your DWGs using AutoCAD WS. I have been following the development of the 3D viewing function for some time and the touch control in the mobile version is wonderfully intuitive and responsive. This has been one of our most demanded features and it's going to have a big impact.
Now you can use the in-built GPS functionality of your mobile device to position yourself physically inside your design when you are out visiting a site. This is another much-requested feature that makes AutoCAD WS an even more vital tool for engineers and architects who need to get out into the field and take their designs with them.
Plot to Print from Mobile
In conjunction with registering for HP ePrint & Share, a free online service, you can send your designs to any compatible HP ePrint printer. Now you can use your smartphone or tablet to plot from wherever you are. Additionally you can plot your design directly as a PDF and send it to your email.
In the last 12 months users have registered over two and a half million accounts with AutoCAD WS. Even with millions of drawings being uploaded to AutoCAD WS, I believe that we’ve barely begun to scratch the surface of potential users of AutoCAD WS.
So my question is how do you explain AutoCAD WS to people who haven’t experienced it yet?
Perhaps, more importantly, who are these people? Well they’re your colleagues and clients – people who work with AutoCAD on a regular basis, often every day. We strongly believe that anyone working with AutoCAD can only benefit from an introduction to AutoCAD WS. So what’s stopping people?
Here are some of the things we imagine people who are unfamiliar with WS are saying.
- What’s AutoCAD WS? I’ve never heard of it. We don’t advertise on TV but, if you work with CAD professionally, you should probably have heard of us by now. If you know a CAD professional who doesn’t know about AutoCAD WS, show them WS on your phone or tablet. Share a DWG with them and see what happens when they get the email allowing them to view and edit the drawing without registering an account.
- If it’s free, why do I have to register an account? The registration process is very light but it enables us to ensure that the content you upload to your AutoCAD WS account is protected and secure and uniquely available to you wherever you try to access it from.
- How do I know my work is safe when I upload it to AutoCAD WS? Of course this is a legitimate concern and the best response is that Autodesk adheres to industry best practices for secure storage of all you data. For more information about security and AutoCAD WS, read our white paper.
- I can’t always be online so AutoCAD WS is no use to me. Actually the AutoCAD WS mobile app for iOS and Android does allow you to view and edit your drawings when you’re offline. It’s true that you need to be connected once to the internet in order to save the contents of you online folder locally on your mobile device, but once you have completed the sync you can take your smartphone or tablet with you and edit on the go. The next time you connect to the internet, your changes will be synced back to your AutoCAD WS online account.
So even if someone has never used AutoCAD WS before, getting them to use it for the first time should be simple.
How are you persuading your colleagues to give AutoCAD WS a chance?
It always feels great when people actually use the features we build into AutoCAD WS. The number of users who plot their drawings from the AutoCAD WS web version has steadily risen over the past few months so we thought that it would be a good time to ask whether you thought this feature would be a useful addition to the mobile app.
There are several options that we could look at for adding a plot function to the AutoCAD WS mobile app, so have a look at the folliwng poll and tell us what you think. As usual, you can write in your own response or let us know in the comments if you have an idea or a suggestion that we haven’t included.