There have been 4 previous blog postings on this topic:
- 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.
- In August I noted that the consolidated login was coming soon.
- Recently I posted To log in or not to log in, that is the question.
Autodesk is working to consolidate multiple user accounts, simplify the sign in process, and provide a single User ID and Password for accessing several Autodesk web sites. Access to register or edit your existing account information will be restricted during the September 18-21 launch window. Additionally, the sites affected will be unavailable Monday, September 22:
- Autodesk Subscription
- Product Activation
- Autodesk Discussion Groups
- Autodesk University
- Autodesk Labs
- Alias Design Community
- Civil Engineering Community
- Impression Community
- Manufacturing Community
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. Please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected] if you have questions about how consolidated login affects your existing Autodesk Labs data.
Getting closer to an easier user management experience is alive in the lab.