A360 Cloud Services

Within recent years, Autodesk has positioned itself to take advantage of the cloud and is changing the way people work together:

http://www.autodesk.co.za/360-cloud.

An important part of this is A360:

http://www.autodesk.com/products/a360/overview.

https://a360.autodesk.com/

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/search-result/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Understanding-A360.html

While a common argument against using these cloud services in South Africa is that out internet infrastructure is generally insufficient, there are those that do have the necessary resources should be using these great tools, especially since a lot of functionality is free. Getting your contractors to signup gives you a great workflow for sharing information.

The A360 User Interface (UI) is contextual. So whether you are an A360, A360 Team or Collaboration for Revit user, the same site is used to access the services.

FREE A360 SERVICES

Autodesk Account

Free Signup.

Prerequisite for A360.

https://accounts.autodesk.com/register.

A360 (for individuals)

A free, cloud-based storage and collaborative environment.

5 GB storage space.

1 project for files (subscription customers may add multiple projects).

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/a360-drive-general-discussion/help-understanding-a360/td-p/5425890

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Can swap between A360 and A360 Drive storage as follows:

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A360 Drive

Free, cloud-based storage. When used with A360 desktop, it can synch with the desktops of client machines.

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Can swap between A360 Drive and A360 storage as follows:

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Not created for collaborative use, but can be made a shared resource with invitees.

5 GB Free (subscription customers receive 25 GB).

A360 Desktop

https://a360.autodesk.com/drive/

Can be installed from AutoCAD and AutoCAD verticals installation files or downloaded from https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/downloads/caas/downloads/content/autodesk-360-desktop-download-and-release-notes.html

http://whatrevitwants.blogspot.co.za/2014/08/how-to-install-autodesk-360-sync-for.html

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PAID A360 SERVICES

A360 Team (For Business)

Paid Service

10 GB storage space per user: (Total Storage) = (No. Users/Seats)x(10 GB)

Unlimited Projects

A360 Collaboration for Revit (C4R)

http://www.autodesk.com/products/collaboration-for-revit/overview

Gives access to A360 Team but with Revit Collaboration added on. That means one can store the central model on the cloud.

Instructions for setting up C4R (download PDF) C4R Setup

SOME OTHER RESOURCES:

Here is a good resource about managing data in A360: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/search-result/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/How-to-manage-your-data-in-A360.html

Here is a video clarifying A360 products: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZEdAx-RJ3M

A360 is a work in progress so feedback will help to shape the product: https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/a360-general-discussion/a360-team-hub-size/m-p/5590065/highlight/false#M3791

By | 2017-05-24T12:12:34+00:00 May 18th, 2016|

About the Author:

After concurrently manufacturing for the Radar EW industry and reading incompletely toward Mechanical Engineering at Stellenbosch University, I realigned toward the Architectural. Today I support the AEC professions in Cape Town as an Application Engineer for a Gold Autodesk Reseller in South Africa called Micrographics. I support and facilitate training on the following software platforms: Revit (Architectural, Structural and MEP); Civil3D; AutoCAD; SANSCalc and Lumion.