ZEN Industries' October 2012 e-Newsletter 

Share AutoCAD Drawings Anywhere, Online, for Free

AutoCAD_WS Share Shop Drawings OnlineThe Shop Drawings are Wrong, Again!

You know the problem. The construction manager on site sees an obstruction that wasn’t considered in the shop drawings.

Notations are made in a field book and it’s back to the CAD engineer for revisions, reprinting, and redistribution of files. The time and money wasted mount with each incident, and yet until recently this was considered a normal cost of doing business.

You don’t need to be a fan of future fiction to imagine how cool it would be for the man in the field to adjust the shop drawings then and there. He could pull out a tablet computer or even a smartphone and make notations, even correct the shop drawings in real time, so that the change can flow through immediate approvals and work continues without missing a beat.

Of course, we’re not talking about some far future; AutoCAD® WS is here today.

AutoCAD® WS on the Web

Now you can share DWG files across a range of platforms, including PCs, MACs, and mobile devices such as iPAd, iPhones, Android tablets, and smartphones. All you need is a web browser and you can manage and edit drawing files using over 100 powerful AutoCAD tools.

AutoCAD_WS on mobile platforms

With AutoCAD® WS, you can work collaboratively on site, taking measurements from point to point, jotting down notes in the AutoCAD file, and when you return to the office, everything is synced up and in one place.

Best of all, it’s FREE. You can sign up for an account today at https://www.autocadws.com/index

Save on Printing, Share Online   

Instead of printing and reprinting change after change, AutoCAD® WS allows you to upload and share.

Real-time collaboration means meeting with architects, engineers, surveyors, and project managers over the phone while everyone has access to the same files and immediate feedback.

It’s a dynamic, interactive, and instantaneous way to put the paper shuffle behind you. Best of all, it cuts down on cost and saves time.

New Features and Updates 

AutoCAD_WS Attach ImageA powerful advantage of web based tools is the ease with which improvements and updates are rolled out. As more feedback comes in from the field, AutoCAD® WS continues to grow with new features that make the system even more powerful.

Design Feed enables you to attach a post to a specific point or area in your drawing, focusing attention and encouraging discussion.

Another new feature is the ability to add photos to the drawings. You can place a photo anywhere in your drawing and move and resize it just like any other object.

While embracing any new technology brings with it a sense of trepidation and we are all naturally resistant to change- saving money, time, and increasing profits can be strong motivators. AutoCAD® WS delivers on all three counts. 

At ZEN Industries, Inc., we're experienced in working with AutoCAD® WS and other time and money saving technologies.

If you’d like to learn more about working with ZEN, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Contact Heather Rodehaver at 877-600-0274 today.

No matter how big or small your project:  

ZEN Industries provides all or part of your HVAC needs.  HVAC ductwork manufactured according to your schedule, meeting 3rd Edition 2005 SMACNA standards.  Contact Heather Rodehaver - Business Development Representative at 877-600-0274.   

Contact ZEN Industries today.

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