One of the great things about the cloud integration in AutoCAD 2013 is the ability to take your custom AutoCAD setup with you wherever you go, whatever computer you use. Here’s how it works.
Let’s say you’re at your main office in Chicago. You’ve got your AutoCAD 2013 all set up the way you like it—colors, workspaces, profiles, the works.
But next week, you’re going to visit your branch office in Des Moines. IT hasn’t sprung for a laptop yet, so you’ll be borrowing a desktop while you’re out there. And you’ll be there for a week, so trying to remember that on this machine, “C” is “circle” (not “copy”) really isn’t an option.
Fortunately, you’ve gone to the Online tab in the Options dialog and checked the box to “Sync my settings with the cloud.”
You also visited the “Choose Which Settings Are Synced” dialog to see what exactly will be stored on the cloud for you.
Maybe you unchecked the printer support files (since you know that Des Moines has their own printers), but left the rest.
The really powerful line in that dialog is the first one: Options. It means that everything you’ve set up in the Options dialog will be stored in the cloud for you. So your right-click options, cursor size, object snap marker colors, all of that will be tied to your cloud account.
So, when you get to Des Moines, all you need to do is log in to your Autodesk 360 account from your borrowed computer…
…and make sure “Sync my Settings” is checked on the Online tab of the ribbon.
Mobility AND personalization—it’s all yours now.