I am in the process of trying to get the word out that Autodesk Freewheel is being shut down on January 31.
- Share Your Autodesk 360 Designs on Company Web Sites
- Last Scheduled Downtime for Autodesk Freewheel on January 18
Autodesk Freewheel users can graduate to using Autodesk 360. The steps for modifying company web sites involve:
- Uploading DWF files from wherever they are currently located to Autodesk 360.
- Setting the permissions in Autodesk 360 to public for those uploaded DWF files.
- Updating the HTML on the company web site to reflect the new location and Autodesk 360 API for DWF file sharing.
After making these changes, users who visit company web sites can view these designs as long as these users meet the following requirements:
- Firefox 4.0 and Higher
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer 9 and Higher (2D viewing only)
- Safari 5 and Higher (2D viewing only)
These requirements are different from Autodesk Freewheel. Autodesk Freewheel was based on a more modest technology. It was based on a server creating images and sending these images for each update. Think of the olden days of solutions like MapQuest. Autodesk 360 is based on modern technology including the latest in HTML technology. The viewing experience is much more powerful.
On January 31, users who navigate freewheel.autodesk.com URLs will see:
Viewers of this page will automatically be redirected to Autodesk 360 after 30 seconds.
Viewing evolution is alive in the lab.