CAD Forum - tips, tricks, discussion and utilities for AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit and other Autodesk products []
CZ | EN | DE
Login or
  Visitors: 2673

CAD tip CAD tip # 6159:

Question CAD 
 %  platform  category 
Q - question

Subscribing CAD Forum and CAD Studio web contents directly in the AutoCAD window.

A - answer AutoCAD 2008, 2009 and higher allow to watch and read the content of dynamically created web pages using "RSS channels" (content syndication) in the InfoCenter window (communication center). Of course you have to be connected to the internet.

In the InfoCenter settings in your CAD application you can easily add e.g. watching of newly added CAD tips from, notifications of new postings in the discussion forums or CAD news from the CADstudio Blog.

You can setup these information channels in the "InfoCenter settings" dialog. This dialog can be launched e.g. with the "star" icon in the top-right Infocenter panel - see samples from AutoCAD 2008 and 2009:

InfoCenter settings - AutoCAD 2008 InfoCenter settings - AutoCAD 2009

In the dialog, go to the section "Communication center > RSS channels", and use the "Add" button to enter the web address (URL) of the requested RSS channel ("subscription") - see the dialog in AutoCAD 2008 and 2009 (Czech versions shown):

Adding RSS channels - AutoCAD 2008

Adding RSS channels - AutoCAD 2009

You can double-click on the individual items to edit the channel name, its URL address, or the number of displayed items.

The result is a clear display of current news in your "Communication center" (the satellite dish icon) and semi-transparent bubble notifications of new incoming news.

Displaying content - AutoCAD 2009

Examples of URL addresses of RSS channels of and CADstudio web sites:
  • CAD tips:
  • CAD discussions (all):
  • CAD discussion (only Inventor):
  • CADstudio Blog:
100% *  CAD 
4.6.2008    11255×  

See also:
Tip 13103:How to embed an interactive Revit 3D model into a Powerpoint presentation?
Tip 11845:What is the difference between ShareDesignView (2017) and ShareView (2019) in AutoCAD?
Tip 11635:Where can I download content libraries for Revit?
Tip 9791:How to visualize Inventor parts or large assemblies via internet?
Tip 9250:How to upload entire folders to the cloud Autodesk 360?

Back   All CAD Tips

Have we helped you? If you want to support the CAD Forum web service, consider buying one of our CAD applications, or our custom software development offerings, or donating via PayPal (see above). You may also add a link to your web - like this "fan" link: CAD Forum - tips, utilities, blocks for Autodesk products
CAD:    OS:    Categ: 
Text:  FAQ glossary   

Use Google Earth images in your AutoCAD projects with the Plex.Earth Tools More info

Please use these tips at your own risk.
Arkance Systems is not responsible for possible problems that may occur as a result of using any of these tips.