By Clint Brown
One of the more exciting updates to Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle, is the addition of Cloud PDM. Cloud PDM from Fusion Lifecycle is a really powerful tool that harnesses Connected Desktop technology, to sync files to the cloud and manage them in a really easy-to-use interface.
At Autodesk University a couple of years back, we saw a "Connected Desktop" preview and I've been really excited about this for some time, the only problem, is that I have not been allowed to talk about it until now.
Connected Desktop for Fusion Lifecycle gives Inventor, AutoCAD and even SolidWorks users a very similar data management experience to the one enjoyed by Fusion 360 users.
The key difference, is that you are able to work locally and have the Connected Desktop app intelligently sync your changes to Fusion Lifecycle in the cloud. An additional benefit, is that you are now able to link these CAD files to your sign of processes in the Fusion Lifecycle.
Connected Desktop understands the relationships between Autodesk Inventor and SolidWorks assembly files, so it can track which components are being used from a parent/child perspective.
Have a look at the video below showing how to find, install and use the new Connected Desktop app for Fusion Lifecycle.