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:
A360 (or A360 Team, or A360 Project) is a project and team collaboration tool, you can access it here:
and your project ‘hub’ is 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.
- Open an elevated command prompt (Start – type cmd – right click Run as Administrator)
- @powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy unrestricted -Command “iex ((new-object net.webclient).DownloadString(‘https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1’))” && SET PATH=%PATH%;%ALLUSERSPROFILE%chocolateybin
- choco install autodesk-fusion360
- It will be installed somewhere like this:
- If any problems (missing shortcuts etc), you can go here and directly re-run the installer:
- Upon opening, it should login to your Autodesk account and give you access to your files on Autodesk 360
You might also try
choco install CADConverter(to easily convert DWG to PDF and more)
choco install freecad
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.
Autodesk A360 Team Now Available in North America, Continues to Advance Design and Engineering Project Collaboration
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: