Autodesk Online CAD Viewer

Autodesk Online CAD Viewer

If you are ever stuck in not being able to view a CAD file you can use the online viewer from Autodesk called A360 Viewer.

This viewer has been available for some time now but not a many people are aware of it.

You can view a variety of CAD file formats. Here is a list of file formats that the online Viewer can read:

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The web link for the viewer is : https://a360.autodesk.com/viewer

Landing on the site you can upload your design or use one of the provided Samples.

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If you select the Upload option you can either browse to your local PC or to a cloud based service.

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I browsed to a sample Revit file on my local Harddrive. Click open and wait till the upload has finished.

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If you do sign in you can ask for the system to send you an email to notify that the upload is ready.

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Once the process is done you can view the model in the browser. Notice the View and Sheets on the left used for navigation.

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To briefly explain what you can do with this viewer here is some screenshots of various function you can perform:

With regards to the 3D view you can Add Section planes for viewing inside your building.

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You can measure areas in Square meters.

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You can measure lengths of edges.

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You can explode the model to see objects individually.

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You can also get the properties of an element.

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And lastly you can log in and then you can create screenshots and print them.

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By | 2017-05-24T12:12:30+00:00 September 19th, 2016|

About the Author:

I’m an Architectural Technologist (B.Tech.Arch) that has experience on the technical side of IT especially PCs, Large Format printers and Autodesk software. I am working as an AEC Application Engineer for a Gold Autodesk Reseller in South Africa called Micrographics. My role is focussing on support and training on software applications like Revit ( Arch,MEP and Str), Civil3D, AutoCAD, SANSCalc and Lumion.