Whether you are new to A360 or have been with us all along, if you are a user of A360 and are also using A360 Drive you might have the following questions:
- What is the difference between storing files in A360 projects vs. A360 Drive?
- How do I access my A360 Drive files from A360?
- Can I copy my files from my A360 Drive to A360?
- What is the recommendation for how to use my A360 Drive and A360 projects together?
The difference between storing files in an A360 project and A360 Drive
- A360 is project based.
- Allows you to collaborate with your team members that you invite to projects.
- Project members can collaborate on the files that other A360 project members have uploaded.
- A360 Drive is folder/file based.
- Your personal storage area, and is separate from your A360 projects.
- Allows you to work on files without sharing all your edits with other users.
- When enabled on your desktop, these files are available offline, and editable directly on your desktop.
- A360 Drive can sync* files between your local desktop and A360 Drive, making these files available offline.
- Also available within AutoCAD 360.
- *Available with AutoCAD, AutoCAD based verticals, Inventor, and Showcase (or Suites containing these products).
Accessing A360 Drive files from A360:
- Log in to A360 (http://autodesk360.com).
- Select “Data”.
- You will see links to Project Data and A360 Drive.
- Click on either link to show the files contained in each location.
Copying files from A360 Drive to an A360 project:
- If A360 Drive is enabled on your desktop you can continue to sync your local files to your A360 Drive.
- When you are ready to share with your team, you can then copy them over to your A360 projects.
Our recommendation for how to manage your data in A360:
- Use A360 Drive to store the files that you’re working on that are not yet ready to be shared with others.
- When ready to share your A360 Drive data, copy it over to A360 into a project and invite your team members into that A360 project.