The free 3D/2D ShareNow add-in has been updated to work with AutoCAD-based vertical solutions. This applies to the 2008 product line that is available now and the 2009 product line that will be available soon. At this time, this applies to the English versions of our applications. Support for localized versions can be considered for an upcoming Labs release.
The 3D/2D ShareNow add-in allows you to share your design with others with one easy click. While in AutoCAD, Inventor (or Inventor LT), or Revit, you click on a ShareNow icon and see your design in Project Freewheel. I created some YouTube videos that show ShareNow in action:
- INVENTOR: Publish to Project Freewheel from Inventor video (2:05 minutes)
- AUTOCAD: Publish to Project Freewheel from AutoCAD video (0:49 minutes)
- REVIT: Publish to Project Freewheel from Revit video (2:20 minutes)
For users who do not have YouTube access, I also have the videos posted on the blog server itself:
With this update of the ShareNow add-in, we have done two things in terms of AutoCAD:
- Whereas we originally only supported vanilla AutoCAD, we now support AutoCAD vertical solutions. The list of supported AutoCAD-based products now includes:
- AutoCAD 2008 / 2009,
- AutoCAD Architecture 2008 / 2009,
- AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008 / 2009,
- AutoCAD Electrical 2008 / 2009,
- AutoCAD Land Desktop 2008 / 2009,
- AutoCAD MEP 2008 / 2009,
- AutoCAD Map 3D 2008 / 2009,
- AutoCAD Mechanical 2008 / 2009, and
- AutoCAD P&ID 2008 / 2009.
- Whereas the original ShareNow menu was placed on the toolbar, ShareNow is now a floating toolbar. You can move and dock it where you would like it.
Revit 2008, Inventor 2008, and the Inventor LT Technology Preview continue to be supported. So download ShareNow, give it a try, and let us know what you think: [email protected]. Is it easy to use or what? A special "thanks" goes out to Tim Catalano. Earlier in the week Tim sent us an email inquiring if ShareNow worked with AutoCAD P&ID. That was the straw that broke the camel's back. We had been meaning to do this, so we just did it. See - that feedback thing really works! Tim even helped us test this update. Expanding our ability to get critical feedback from a larger user base is alive in the lab.