Autodesk Screencast


Have you ever wondered how to send instructions for an Autodesk CAD feature but you are too lazy er…I mean you just want to be as efficient as possible?

Autodesk Screencast is a simple little screencast utility created by Autodesk which can automatically upload your videos to the Autodesk Knowledge Network for sharing across the Autodesk community.

Now why would you use this screencast utility instead of the myriad of apps you can find.  First thought that comes to mind is the fact that it records not just your voice BUT your key strokes as well and where in the video the key strokes were performed….genius.

Autodesk screencast is able to record any app or software package your are running but the timeline (recording what you are doing) feature is available for the following software.

  • Fusion 360
  • Autodesk AutoCAD 2013-2020 family of products
  • Autodesk AutoCAD LT 2013-2020 family of products
  • Autodesk InfraWorks family of products
  • Autodesk SimStudio Tools 2016
  • Autodesk Inventor 2014-2020 family of products
  • Autodesk Inventor LT 2014-2020 family of products
  • Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013-2020 family of products

As you can see it is focussed on Autodesk software for these keystrokes.

Below are the steps to get into screencasting and making your friends and colleagues jealous of how good you really are.

When opening Screencast you have the option to start recording and muting audio.  Once you start recording you can either pause or stop.  Please be careful of pressing stop if you actually want to continue the video.  You will need additional software to patch the videos together.

Once you have pressed stop and are ready to upload you can do some simple editing in the app.

Selecting Edit Audio/Video allows you to discard sections of the recording.

Once done you can upload the video to the knowledge network while providing a tile, simple description as well as what target audience you are gunning for.  eg 2D,3D is it beginner or advanced techniques you are showcasing