December 3, 2014
Autodesk has revealed that its cloud-based tool A360 Team will be available globally later this month. It is the first cloud collaboration tool geared toward design and engineering projects. The platform is based on three principles: simplicity, invisibility and an integrated platform.
By focusing on simplicity, A360 streamlines the complexity of setting up teams, managing and working together on different projects. Teams can concentrate on core focus and access the correct information in the proper format when necessary.
The invisibility function, according to the company, automates tasks such as version control and enables users to focus on the task at hand.
A360 serves as a collaboration for third parties to build integrated applications with Fusion 360. Its application programming interface (API) allows developers to integrate a user’s context and role into a project.
The application also offers viewing for more than 100 2D and 3D design file formats within a Web browser without downloads or plugins. There is also a mobile app where users can track project updates and collaborates from their cellphone or tablet.
“The reality is that all projects — no matter what you are designing and making — are done in teams,” said Amar Hanspal, senior vice president of Information Modeling and Platform Products at Autodesk. “Nobody works on design projects in isolation. A360 easily connects project team members working together so naturally they don’t even have to think about it — it just happens.”
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.