Did you know you can access the AutoCAD for Mac documentation from your mobile device using your Web browser? A matter of fact, the documentation for most of Autodesk's recent products can be accessed using a Web browser. The online help documentation can be found at: http://docs.autodesk.com/.
Wow, that was simple enough... okay, so this article has a bit more to it than that. With an iPhone, iPod or an iPad you can take the PDFs of the online docs on the go with you and view them in iBooks. To do this, you cannot simply just browse to the PDF and save a local copy of it; you need to use iTunes and sync the file to your Apple device. The following steps explain how to do this on Windows or Mac:
- You must have iBooks installed on your Apple device. (Click here for info on iBooks.)
- Download the AutoCAD for Mac PDFs from AutoCAD for Mac PDF Documentation.
- Launch iTunes on your Mac or PC.
- In Windows, click Start menu > [All] Programs > iTunes > iTunes.
- In Mac OS X, from the Dock, click iTunes.
- In iTunes, click File menu > Add File to Library or Add to Library.
- Browse to and select the PDF file. Click Open or Choose.
- Select Books from your Library.
- Right-click on Windows or Ctrl-Click on Mac OS over the PDF you just added and click Get Info.
- In the Get Info dialog box, Options tab, select Book from Media Kind if it is not already selected.
- Optionally, on the Info tab, you can change the name of the book and add additional information such as product release or anything else that you feel is important to help identify the book.
- Connect your Apple device.
- Select your device from Devices.
- Click the Books tab.
- Click Sync Books so it is selected.
- Click All Books to sync all books or click Selected Books to control which ones you sync to your device. If you click Selected Books, select you book you want to sync from those listed.
- Click Sync.
- After syncing is complete, on your Apple device, launch the iBooks app.
- Click the new AutoCAD for Mac book.