Have you tried out the new AutoCAD web app yet? With no install required, you can edit your drawings from anywhere you have an internet connection and a browser. We happen to think it’s pretty neat, but we were blown away by the response we got when we were featured at Google I/O 2018.
The Google I/O Presentations
Want a better understanding of WebAssembly, the cutting-edge browser technology behind the AutoCAD web app? Check out the mainstage talk:
And don’t forget to watch as Marcus O’Brien, AutoCAD Senior Product Line Manager, talks about how AutoCAD used this technology to make the leap to the web:
The Web Responds
We know we have something special here, and we were proud to discover that so many people agreed! Here are a few of the comments we saw on Twitter:
I was just talking about this in my family with a couple of Civil Engineers. This is what I said "Web's growing very fast and I think 5 years down the road @AutoCAD will be on the web"
I stand corrected it's on the web today! ✅
— AWAIS.dev | 🗣️ ConcatenateConf (@MrAhmadAwais) May 9, 2018
AutoCad now works in a web browser, an example of how amazing web assembly will be for users. https://t.co/bSX880mIHc
— Nick Felker (@HandNF) May 9, 2018
My goodness what a time to be alive @AutoCAD
— Rahul Ballal (@rahulballal7) May 9, 2018
— rahulrc (@rahulrc) May 9, 2018
That is very impressive. Just the maintaining of a 35 year old code base, without it imploding in on itself, is impressive. Good work AutoCAD team. 👏🏽 https://t.co/qjD6TxmTA0
— Samson Ootoovak (@ootoovak) May 9, 2018
Autocad as a web-app is the perfect example of what the modern web offers. It actually runs the 35year old code natively in the browser via web assembly, but in the browser so you can link directly to a state in the app!!
— Filip Bech 🇩🇰 (@Filipbech) May 8, 2018
More on the AutoCAD Web App
Don’t forget, the AutoCAD web and mobile apps are part of your subscription entitlement! Feeling curious? Check out web.autocad.com now. You can also help us prioritize what comes next by givingusfeedback or chiming in in the AutoCADwebappcommunity.