Frequent tipster Danny Korem discusses AutoCAD 2014's newest feature, Design Feed.
"AutoCAD (and its verticals) and Autodesk 360 (the cloud service) interact beautifully in the Design Feed interface, which I highly recommend. As the owner of a file, you select someone to interact with by using his or her e-mail address, select a section of your drawing, and write a post, a question, a request, etc. Your contact receives the mail, opens the file from within the 360 interface, and voila: You're connected to the section pre-selected and can chat on the system or pick up the phone. Instead of selecting a section, you also have the option of using a pin to pinpoint the area to be discussed."
Notes from Cadalyst tip reviewer Brian Benton: Design Feed is a built-in service that works with AutoCAD 2014, AutoCAD 2014 verticals, and AutoCAD 360. Save your files to your Autodesk 360 account (Autodesk's free cloud-based file storage and sharing service) and share them with anybody. Use Design Feed to share notes or pictures about your project. When you send a note, an e-mail will be sent to the recipient alerting them. They can open the file, address the issues, or simply respond to your questions. All this can be done inside AutoCAD.