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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Access Autodesk 360 files in any application, including Revit

When Autodesk 360 is installed (current version is 4.7.0.802), it creates a "special" Autodesk 360 link that lives directly under My Computer.  Additionally, certain Autodesk applications can directly access Autodesk 360 using a special link.

However, some current Autodesk applications do not seem to have direct access to Autodesk 360 via any special "links".  What to do?
  • In Windows Explorer, open the special Autodesk 360 link (which has your Autodesk login name appended), and then
  • right-click on a subfolder and
  • select Open in New Window
  • Now, click in the address bar and the "location" should be revealed...
In my case, it was:
C:\Users\Luke Johnson\AppData\Local\Autodesk\Autodesk Sync\Cloud\luke.johnson\

So, yours should be:
C:\Users\yourWindowsUsername\AppData\Local\Autodesk\Autodesk Sync\Cloud\YourAutodeskLogin\

I know its not rocket science, but you can now use this path to access Autodesk 360 from any application.

You could also add this address to your Revit My Places list, and then modify the name of it in the Registry to be Autodesk 360 :-)


This is the current tree node for editing Revit 2014 My Places names:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Autodesk\Revit\Autodesk Revit 2014\Profiles\AllAnavDialogs

Hypothetically, the above method allows you to Link a CAD file from your local sync of your online Autodesk 360 data directly into a Revit project.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks Luke. I wish they would improve the whole process or get out of the way. It would be nice to have a totally integrated solution, but it feels so fragmented and disjointed. If they would just add access to dropbox from Autodesk360, like they have for the autocad app, I would be happy. It appears that applications like bluebeam and plangrid have left them behind on the markup front. BIMglue seems expensive and more for the big guys. Thanks for all the great content

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  2. Hi Luke, thanks for this tip!
    I was wondering why you send us to the Windows registry though, since you can modify that right within Revit itself. Just go to the R-menu and choose Options, click File Locations in the left bar and press the Places... button. In the menu that pops you can add your Autodesk360 sync location and name it the way you want.
    Keep up the great posts Luke! They are a big help!

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