Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video What to compare?, part of AutoCAD 2019 New Features.
- [Instructor] We're starting a new chapter now in our AutoCAD 2019 new features course. And what we're going to be looking at is the new drawing compare functionality that you've got in AutoCAD 2019. It's a really cool piece of technology. What it allows you to do is compare drawings in your AutoCAD session and check out the differences between drawings. So you can check out differences between your own drawings. But more importantly, you can actually compare third party drawings against your drawings.
So you might be the architect, and you want to check against the structural engineering drawings, for example, and you want to see what's different between the two drawings so that you can allow for that in your design as you're working in AutoCAD. So what would you compare? So you'll notice I've got two drawings open in this particular video. You can see them in the file tabs at the top of the screen there under the ribbon. So we've got DWGCompare001. We've also got DWGCompare002. The difference between the two is this furniture here in the office areas in DWGCompare002.
So that's what we're going to compare in this case. And it doesn't matter which drawing you actually have current. I can go back to 001 like so. It doesn't matter because you have to tell AutoCAD which drawings to compare anyway. So how do you get to the drawing compare command? Well, you go to the view tab on your ribbon in AutoCAD 2019, and it's right over here at the end of the ribbon in the compare panel there. There's the DWGCompare command. So what we're going to do over the next few videos is go through the drawing compare command and all the features and all the tools that are available to you.
- 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