This installer bundles some other things in with it:
When you click on the icon that resembles a floppy drive, you will have an option to View Versions.
Each of these Versions refers to an instance of Sync to Central.
On the far right column, we see Actions. If you click on the clock icon, you can roll back to a previous STC. You should exercise caution whenever rolling back to an earlier version. ALL NEWER VERSIONS WILL BE DELETED WHEN YOU ROLL BACK. In addition, anyone currently working on that model will lose their work, and any changes will be orphaned.
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Backing Up A360 Collaboration for Revit Models | microsolresources
Rendering in Revit can be a somewhat fiddly process. André Aksetøy shared some great Revit rendering advice via the autodesk360rendering blog recently.
Here is a sample of it:
“I also like it when the crop region aligns with lines in the scene (fig 6).
When it comes to lighting I always render with both sun and artificial lighting to get some contrast, I try however to avoid direct sunlight through the windows to avoid too much contrast.
I take several test renders to make sure I’m on the right track.
I think the ability to adjust exposure online is a great feature. Usually I enhance the contrast and reduce the colors before I bring the picture into photoshop for post-processing. In fig.9 you see the raw render and in fig.10 the same picture after the adjustments.
Read more at the original post:
A360 Drive (previously known as Autodesk 360 Sync) is a file storage tool that syncs with your Desktop and makes your files accessible on the web, you can access your files here:
You can copy something from your A360 Drive to A360 by using this drop down list option:
You will then be allowed to choose an A360 project. This creates a copy, there is no real link between the A360 Drive version and A360 version of that file. Obviously, the viewing and discussion capabilities are more collaborative in A360, so you may wish to take advantage of that feature if you are an A360 subscriber.
I’m pretty sure this is what Revit Skyscraper is going to look like when it gets released, and I’m guessing it will be called “Collaboration for Revit” or “Revit Collaboration” (sounds like an addin, yeah?). Check out the image:
Those features again:
- Multi-firm concurrent authoring
- No IT setup required
- BIM directly accessible to other Cloud Services
I’m not breaking NDA as this was a mailout from CTC, and you can register for the webinar here.
A360 refers to a suite of products for cloud based file sharing and team collaboration, just like BIM360 refers to the more AEC-focused cloud collaboration services. The A360 moniker currently covers products including A360, A360 Drive, A360 Rendering, and now A360 Team.
Personally, I’m interested to see if this can become a central point for collaboration across all Autodesk products and services. On a wider scale, I’m keen to investigate any collaboration tools that allow quick and easy discussion of “issues” – when I say issues, I mean “anything that needs to be discussed and solved.” AEC teams have these kinds of discussions throughout the entire building design and delivery process… but there isn’t a nice, clean, easy solution to manage all of those issues and conversations (yet). I can picture it in my mind, I just haven’t seen one in real life (yet).
You can start a trial of A360 Team here:
The A360 forums:
You might be interested in my previous post about the Autodesk 360 Viewer.
You probably won’t find Autodesk 360 Desktop sync install package for download online, but you can install it “standalone”.
- Find some Autodesk install media
- Look for a subfolder named Cloudsync (make sure it is beneath x64 or x86 as appropriate for your system)
- Copy this folder to USB or a network location
- Run the file AdSync.msi on the PC you want to install Autodesk 360 on
- After install, you will need to restart
- After restarting, you may need to sign in using your Autodesk ID
I have previously described how to use Autodesk 360 as a cloud storage location for Revit (and any application) here:
Access Autodesk 360 files in any application, including Revit
Some paths that may assist – these were from BDSU2015:
- You can access and join the tech preview here
- Login with your Autodesk account
- Accept terms and conditions (notice that Fusion is mentioned here…)
- Go to your email and click on the confirmation link
- You will also get an email with a myhub link
- Create a Project
- Click Upload
- If the file is something that Autodesk 360 Viewer can handle, just go to Data and then click on the uploaded files thumbnail – the viewer should load
I tried uploading a Revit file and it was very smooth to navigate. You can click on the toolbar at the bottom and show model structure (3 squares in a tree view), or click on the gears and turn on the ViewCube.
Just for the fun of it, I uploaded and viewed this model:
With features for team communication and wiki, it is obvious that Autodesk 360 intends to be more than just a file sharing and viewing tool.
Scott’s post (with lots of insight on DWF and Design Review):