Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a shared design view, part of AutoCAD 2019 New Features.
- We're starting another new chapter now in the course, where we're looking at the new features of AutoCAD 2019. What we're going to have a look at now is creating a shared view, a shared design view in AutoCAD 2019. So, we've got a new drawing for you. You can see it there at the top of the screen. You can download it from the library. It's called SharingDesignView.dwg. So, it's kind of self explanatory what the drawing is there for. Now, what you'll notice in AutoCAD is that I'm signed into my Autodesk account here.
You can see there, cadfmconsultants is signed into the Autodesk A360 account. If you haven't got that Autodesk ID, make sure you've got one and then get signed in here, like so. Now, what we're going to look at is creating a shared design view. Now, as I mentioned in the intro for this particular course, you've now got the Collaborate tab. We've already done the Drawing Compare in the previous chapter. That's right there. We're now going to look at Shared Views, this command here. So, when I click on Shared Views, it opens up the Shared Views palette, like so.
Now at the moment, we don't have any shared views at all. You've got the usual Autodesk thing there where you can click on it and learn about shared views that will take you to the help screens and take you through the shared views. Basically what a shared view is is a shared view from AutoCAD that you then put into a secure browser environment. So, basically you've got a design like you have on the screen, and the dwg file. But, you want to share it quickly via the Internet. Now, there's various tools and means that allow you using the Autodesk viewer in a browser to share those design views.
So, what we've got in the palette is two methods of creating our new shared view. Now, if I go here and just click on New Shared View like that, I get the Share View dialogue box. As you can see, there's the name of the file that we're going to share online, which is our SharingDesignView.dwg name. Now we can share the current view only. We can share the model view and all the layout views. Things like the GA tab and STAIR A tab if we want to. And I can create 2D views only, if it's on your 2D drawing.
Or, perhaps I only want 2D views out of a 3D drawing, perhaps. I can also share the object properties if I want to. So, all of this can be applied to your shared view, and then you hit Share. Now, I'm not going to bore you by letting you watch a drawing get shared into an Internet environment. Obviously, depending on your Internet speed, it can take a little bit of time, and you'll sit there watching the little circle go round and round and round while you're waiting for it to upload, which I'm not going to bore you with. But, what you would do there is you would hit Share, and it would share your drawing and open your browser automatically.
So, I'll just cancel that for the moment. One of the quicker ways that you can share design views really quickly is just to upload them straight away to the Autodesk Viewer. To do that, you can click on this little icon here, and as you can see it says Visit Autodesk Viewer. So, what that will do is it will open up the Autodesk Viewer in your chosen browser that you're using on your laptop or your computer. You can just log in using your Autodesk ID, and then upload the file really quickly and really easily. Which is what we're going to look at in the next video.
We're going to look at uploading a dwg file to the Autodesk Viewer. So, at the moment, you can close your Shared Views palette now, and what we'll look at in the next video is in an Internet environment, how we upload a dwg to the Autodesk Viewer in an Internet browser.
- Navigating the AutoCAD 2019 interface
- Starting the DWG Compare command
- Adjusting the comparison margins
- Saving a comparison drawing
- Creating a shared design view
- Using layers in the shared view
- Marking up the shared view
- Using the URL view links