Autodesk, the well known middleware company that's released a number of Windows 8 and 8.1 apps in the past, has launched its newest software for the OS. It's called AutoCAD 360 and it allows users to view DWG, DWF, and DXF files, but not to create or edit them.

Autodesk says that this first release of AutoCAD 360 is a preview version. In other words, don't expect a lot of features out of the box. Besides viewing DWG, DWF, and DXF files online and offline, it also lets users switch between viewing those files in model space and paper space. It also lets people sync up the app to their Auto360 account and open drawings stored on their PC or upload drawings through the AutoCAD 360 web-app. That's pretty much it.

The app description states that Autodesk plans to add more features and functionalities in future versions of AutoCAD 360 so hopefully we will see many updates in the near future.

You can download the free preview version of AutoCAD 360 right now from the Windows Store. What do you think of Autodesk launching this first version of the app with only a limited amount of features?

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