A Mr. Richard Feder of Fort Lee New Jersey emailed in:
Does everyone viewing the drawing or model have to have an Autodesk Labs login to join a session?
Our own Autodesk Labs VP, Brian Mathews, and I replied with the answer:
When you publish a design to Project Freewheel or upload one, you need to log in. When others want to see your design, they do not. They just use their browsers. If these others want to join a collaboration session, then they do need to log in. By logging in, Project Freewheel can record their comments in the session as being made by them. So the answer is NO and YES. NO they do not need to log into the Autodesk Labs community just to view a design on Project Freewheel. YES they do need to log into the Autodesk Labs community to join a session.
You've clearly found the “Start Session” and “Join Session” buttons in Freewheel:
Those are the buttons that require people to be logged in, since they are joining an interactive collaboration session that records and stores the activity for future review.
The other way of sharing a design that does NOT require the recipient to log in is hidden under the File menu and is called “Send To”:
This emails a link that the recipient can use to view the design without logging in.
Responding to email requests to [email protected] is alive in the lab.