Autodesk recently updated it’s AutoCAD WS app to include the new feature ‘Design Feed’. I tried out ‘Design Feed’ and I think it can be a great collaboration tool. Using it is pretty straightforward (not surprisingly).
“Using the Design Feed you can attach a post to a specific point or area in your drawing to draw attention to a feature of your design and encourage discussion. Your can target specific colleagues or friends with a post by tagging their email address. The people you tag will receive an automated email letting them know that the drawing has been shared with them and that a post has been created that requires their attention.
The latest release of AutoCAD WS allows users to add photos to their drawings. You can attach an image to your posts to provide clarity or to brainstorm ideas. You can place a photo anywhere in your drawing and move and resize it just like any other object.
You can also add an image to a post in the Design Feed to further illustrate your point and drive the discussion forwards.”
I think this can be a great tool, but only if businesses actually implement them. My experience is that it takes quite some time for larger companies to implement such new technologies despite the benefits. Hopefully though it will take up momentum.
See this link for AutoCAD WS blog, and view video below for more information: