You asked for it. You got it. Autodesk Labs is happy to announce the availability of Project Freewheel build 18.104.22.168. The focus of this release is your ability to customize how you can present your designs using Project Freewheel. What's new in this release includes:
Customization of the Project Freewheel User Interface - You can turn commands off. You can customize the look using your own style sheet. This is very cool. See our customization samples for examples. Getting started on embedding your designs in your own web pages is documented on web developers page.
Markup List Grouping - A collaboration session can consist of more than one design. You and your reviewers can start with one file and load in others. You can also switch between 3D and 2D. There are also different camera views. The markups you create as part of a real-time or whenever-it-suits-you electronic review process are now organized this way: File, Sheet, View. Each markup has a reviewer name, time, and color associated with the reviewer.
UI Elements Performance - We made performance improvements to how our UI elements are handled. It's not dramatic, but we want to bring you the best experience possible.
And, as always, thanks to your diligence, use of Project Freewheel, and the invaluable feedback you provide, we have corrected some defects:
- Navigation Wheel Rewind function does not always start from current view.
- Firefox 2: Switching from a 2D drawing to a 3D drawing using My Designs dialog is not always correct.
- Firefox 2: 2D zooming sometimes gives an inconsistent snapping effect.
- Using the "bg" parameter when compression method is JPEG results in banded images.
- When using an iFrame in a website, switching to Full and back to Embedded can get out of sync.
- In some cases, markups could not be deleted from a collaboration session.
So take the new Freewheel for a spin and tell us what you think: [email protected]. Be sure to send us links to your sites showing Project Freewheel embedded with a customized UI. We know of use cases for mode=ViewOnly but this opens up a whole new ball game.
Evolving our technologies based on your requests is alive in the lab.