AutoCAD Measurements: Sizing Up Your Space
Measuring the Problem
Whether you are a beginning AutoCAD user or a power user that knows all the tricks of working with .DWG files, there are some limitation to the robust Autodesk platform. There can be some road blocks to working with .DWG files due to a combination of the number of licenses in a company, the ability of stakeholders to access files, and using measurement tools to find simple answers like the size of a doorway.
Access to the powerful AutoCAD tools should make it simpler to obtain information about a building or floor plan. Without a license on the side of the document owner and the stakeholders, a cycle of continuous questions and confusing communications is created around the AutoCAD platform. PocketBuildings empowers AutoCAD users to find their own answers in a streamline way without jumping over complex hurdles.
Problems of AutoCAD users without a license include:
- Only one or two licenses per company due to cost limitations of an Autodesk seat.
- One busy person or overbooked computer that has an AutoCAD license.
- Bottleneck to view or update .DWG files.
- Opening an AutoCAD to take measurements is complicated.
- Converting a .DWG to .PDF to send to other stakeholders is painful.
The PocketBuildings Solution
PocketBuildings has designed a better way to engage stakeholders and share visual data like CAD files and floor plans by solving each of the problems AutoCAD users face most. Instead of creating a static document that generates questions common to the CRE industry - like what size is the stairwell? - PocketBuildings users can easily upload a .DWG file and send an invitation to stakeholders. Users can quickly measure doorways, room space, and stairs with the the native AutoCAD measurement tool.
As the .DWG opens in any browser using PocketBuildings (without an AutoCAD license), anyone invited to the building or the collection can quickly find the answers about measurement of space or features on their phone, tablet, or desktop. Instead of a flurry of emails or texts asking questions about the size of building features or the area of a storage room on the third floor, all stakeholders can move on the transact stage to close the deal.
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