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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Autodesk Cloud is now available to all Autodesk subscription customers. Autodesk Cloud is a collection of web-based features, products, and services that currently includes the following.
- Autodesk Cloud Documents
- Autodesk Design Review Mobile App
- AutoCAD WS
- Autodesk Seek
- Autodesk Cloud Rendering
- Autodesk Inventor Optimization
- Autodesk Revit Conceptual Energy Analysis
- Autodesk Green Building Studio
- Autodesk Buzzsaw
Autodesk Cloud brings a new way of working and sharing documents to the BIM arena. Users can now create 2D or 3D dwf's and save them to the Cloud where they can be accessed through a web browser or by a mobile devices by anybody, anytime, at any place.
The Design Review Mobile App is available for the iPhone and iPad. Hopefully it will be available for the Android systems soon.
The Cloud Rendering will allow users to produce compelling, photorealistic visualizations in the cloud—without tying up the desktop or requiring specialized rendering hardware. The installation of the Revit add-in to render directly from within Revit, requires Update 2 to be installed. As of the time this is being written, update 2 is not available. I am assuming it will be available soon.
To get started customers, who do not have an Autodesk ID and password, can create an account by clicking the "Sign In" button (shown below) in their Autodesk product. After creating an account, customers can use their Autodesk ID and password to access the Autodesk Cloud services they're entitled to use.