Way back in May 2007 I mentioned how having an Autodesk Labs login would be beneficial to using Project Freewheel. When Project Freewheel was first launched, you had no way to delete your designs. We added this capability; however, to know whose designs are whose, Project Freewheel requires that you login to the Autodesk Labs community. You must also login when participating in a collaboration session so the callouts, freehand sketches, and highlights you make are associated with your participation in the session.
Project Draw works in a similar fashion. When you save diagrams or upload images to the Project Draw server, Project Draw requires that you login with your Autodesk Labs login so it can keep track of your files.
Autodesk is working to consolidate multiple user accounts, simplify the sign in process, and provide a single User ID and Password for accessing the several Autodesk web sites. To help ensure a smooth transition, we recommend that you review your current account information for accuracy, especially first name, last name, and e-mail address. Please note: If you have multiple User IDs with the same email address and want to keep those User IDs, you’ll need to assign a unique email address for each User ID. The sites affected by this consolidation process include:
- Autodesk Subscription
- Product Activation
- Autodesk Discussion Groups
- Autodesk University
- Autodesk Labs
- Alias Design Community
- Civil Engineering Community
- Impression Community
- Manufacturing Community
Like the changing colors of Autumn leaves, the consolidated login change will not happen right away, so you have some time. Look for more information as the actual date approaches. We are all looking forward to having just one user name and password to manage subscriptions, Project Freewheel DWF files, Project Draw diagrams, etc. Future technologies exposed via Autodesk Labs will also take advantage of the consolidated login. So you might want to get your user data straight. Please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected] if you have questions about how consolidated login affects your existing Autodesk Labs data.
Working toward an easier user management experience is alive in the lab.