I am a Dropbox kind of guy. I keep all of my personal and work files on Dropbox. If I am at home and want to do some work, I can spring into action. If I am at work, and one of my children call me and asks "Dad, do you have a copy of my birth certificate?" I don't have to tell her/him to wait until I get home. That could be a while. Keeping my files in the cloud lets me break through the barrier of my physical location. To quote President Reagan "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down that wall."
Product Line Manager, Shibai Bagchi, and I have worked on previous technology previews before. So he knows what it takes to get something up on Autodesk Labs, collect the feedback, and make a decision as to what next step to take. The AutoCAD team is interested in feedback on a file synchronization capability. The Cloud Sync for AutoCAD Architecture/MEP is a free technology preview that allows you to manage drawing access on local computer networks and also across cloud storage services (e.g., Autodesk 360, Dropbox, Google Drive, and SkyDrive). The capability is similar to Check-In/Check-Out feature on Microsoft SharePoint. Via the technology preview, you and your teammates can reference drawing files with access control.
So please give this one a try. Technology previews are free. All we ask is that you try them and let us know what you think. If you hate it, let us know, and stop us before we spend lots of time and effort on the technology. If you love it, let us know, and it can be considered as a bona fide addition to future releases of AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP. You can reach the team in a variety of ways:
Synchronization is alive in the Lab.