Project Draw continues unleashing software updates at a fast and furious pace. Check it out at http://draw.labs.autodesk.com and tell us what you think: [email protected] or the Project Draw discussion forum.
On Monday, November 19, we released Project Draw build 0.6.1. This release has a few improvements such as more facile shape connection points. It also has the ability to email links to your drawings created using Project Draw.
The first step is to go to the Saved Files menu:
Once there, you will see a list of your saved drawings. When you put your cursor over the email icon (), a preview of your drawing appears in gray:
You click on the email icon and a simple form appears:
You fill out the form and click Send.
The recipient then gets an email message that looks like:
From: Scott Sheppard
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2007 5:35 PM
To: Shaan Hurley
Subject: Scott Sheppard has sent you a link to a diagram
This is Shelly's drawing of a simple floor plan.
[Autodesk Labs Project Draw is a free web site that allows you to draw diagrams on the web.]
The recipient can then click on the link and access your drawing.
Project Freewheel and Autodesk Freewheel have this capability. I guess the Project Draw developers had email envy. :-) Actually although we didn't invent the expression, we do follow the "eat your own dog food" saying. We used Project Draw as part of our work for Autodesk University. We recognized that the need to send out email links, as we had been doing on Freewheel. So the Autodesk Labs team sprang into action. I guess feedback is a two way street: listening and self-discovery.
So now you can easily share drawings you create with others. And remember, none of this requires the installation of any software.
Rolling out functionality at a fast and furious pace remains alive in the lab.