Can two people work on the same AutoCAD file at the same time?

Can multiple people work on an AutoCAD file at the same time?

Note that your entire team may work on the same project, but AutoCAD allows only one person at a time to edit a file.

Can you share an AutoCAD file?

Answer: They can use the Share command in the AutoCAD web app to create a link to the drawing file and then share that link with you.

Can you combine two AutoCAD drawings?

To combine multiple drawings in AutoCAD, use the command XREF to insert a reference to the original drawing or use INSERT command to work on the original data without a reference.

What is the xref in AutoCAD?

In AutoCAD, xref is a shortened term for “external references”. As the name indicates, the xref feature allows you to attach external references to your drawing. External references can be in the format of other drawings, PDFs, images, point cloud data, and so on.

What is your current workflow for collaborating or sharing CAD data?

Current CAD Collaboration Tools

FTP site or use a storage service like Dropbox or Google Drive to upload and share either the native CAD file or exported file formats. Screen sharing session with various stakeholders, while a single operator, the CAD designer shows around the model.


Can AutoCAD be online?

AutoCAD has a desktop, web-based, and mobile version. The AutoCAD web app lets you edit, create, and view AutoCAD drawing files.

How do I share a large CAD file?

If you work in a larger company, it’s usually best to share DWG files to a shared folder in your company network, or using cloud storage services like Drive and Dropbox. This way you can collaborate and work simultaneously by using file references.

Can you email AutoCAD files?

An electronic PDF version of your drawing can be easily sent as an attachment and just as easily be read by the recipient. If you need to send the drawing file itself, say for a round of QA/QC, or for collaborative purposes, then you should use ETRANSMIT.

How do I overlay two CAD files?

Insert an Overlay

In the Select Reference File dialog box, select the file you want to attach and click Open. In the Attach External Reference dialog box, under Reference Type, select Overlay. Enter the insertion point, scale, and rotation angle or select Specify On-Screen to set these options manually.

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