Have You Tried: Work with AutoCAD Anywhere Using the AutoCAD Web App

AutoCAD web app

Have you ever wanted to work in AutoCAD on any computer without having the software installed or maybe you wanted to pull up a drawing during a design review meeting, but didn’t have your work computer? If so, the AutoCAD web app might be the right tool for you. The web app is part of your AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT subscription, and is a drafting tool that lets you view, create, edit, and annotate DWG files right from a web browser—anytime, anywhere.

Using the AutoCAD web app, you can:
• View and measure geometry
• Create and edit geometry
• Manage geometry properties with layers
• Add annotation and revision clouds
• View Xrefs
• Insert blocks defined in the drawing
• Open and edit DWG files saved to AutoCAD Web & Mobile or stored in third-party cloud storage providers

Learn more about how to get started using the AutoCAD web app by following the step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: Work with AutoCAD Anywhere topic.

AutoCAD web app

Access drawings on the go with the AutoCAD mobile app

Along with the AutoCAD web app, you can also use the AutoCAD mobile app to access drawings on your tablet or smartphone while in a client meeting or out on the job site. As part of the AutoCAD product family, the mobile app provides you the freedom to access your drawings on the go. You can learn more about the AutoCAD mobile app in the Have You Tried: Access Drawings. You can also download the AutoCAD mobile app directly from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or Windows Store.

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Lee Ambrosius

Lee Ambrosius is a Principal Learning Content Developer at Autodesk, Inc., for the AutoCAD software and AutoCAD LT software products. He works primarily on the CAD administration, customization, and developer documentation. Lee has also worked on the user documentation for AutoCAD on Windows and Mac. He has presented on a wide range of topics at Autodesk University over the past 10 years, from general AutoCAD customization to ObjectARX technology. Lee has authored a number of AutoCAD-related books, with his most recent projects being AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond and AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible. When he’s not writing, you can find him roaming various community forums, posting articles on his blog, or tweeting AutoCAD-related information.

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