I read his tip and he mentioned that we can use Design Review to compare sheets.
I never knew that Design Review can do that before!
Using Design Review does make sense. It doesn’t matter if you use AutoCAD, Revit or Inventor, you still can compare your design. As long as you can create DWF file.
So can Vault compare drawing revisions too?
Design Review works by comparing DWF files. It made me think about Autodesk Vault. It uses DWF for viewing purpose too. So we should be able to compare drawings in Vault, right?
I always think we can’t compare design within drawings. Probably we can compare using product’s tree, but never thought it would be possible to do it within a drawing file.
So I tried to search on Google. It looks like this isn’t a built in functionality in Vault. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t do that.
Of course. There is an add-on available on Autodesk Exchange Apps.
And can we compare from within AutoCAD?
Knowing Vault can compare drawings, it made me more curious. If we can do it on DWF files, why not DWG and within AutoCAD?
There is also DWG compare add-on available for free!
This is more reasonable for me. After we compare our design, we can immediately edit the drawing as necessary. However, Design Review allows you to compare designs created with other CAD software. As long as you can generate the DWF file.
Have you visited Autodesk Exchange Apps?
The Exchange Apps has impressed me a couple of times. If you think your software can’t do what you want, think again. You might be able to find an extension here. If you’re lucky enough, you can get it for free. If you don’t, at least you can find a trusted extension for affordable price.
If you haven’t visited Autodesk Exchange Apps before, go visit it now: http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com
Share with us here what extensions you find there!