In our previous post, we have discussed about major significant updates about Autodesk has brought new features in AutoCAD 2020 product collection. In this post, we will be knowing more about additional features of AutoCAD 2020.
1. DWG Compare – In AutoCAD 2020, it is now much easier to have a comparative between two DWGs. In previous versions, AutoCAD was able to create Block References to display the comparison, whereas newer version of AutoCAD 2020 enables users to dynamically edit the current DWG and compare the results.
Direct editing has been enabled making the end-user more flexible by shifting the tools from Compare tab in previous AutoCAD version to docked toolbar in AutoCAD 2020. End-users can now import the highlighted differences from compared drawing to current drawing. Only the objects highlighted within the revision cloud can be imported. Similarly, end-users can now export the drawings into a new drawing thereby creating a snapshot.
2. Quick Measure tool – Autodesk has introduced Quick Measure tool in the Measure drop down in Utilities panel of Home tab. End-users are now having the flexibility to perform a quick check of the geometries in the drawings dynamically linked to the cursor movement. While hovering the cursor, lengths and angles are automatically highlighted within the geometries which was missing in the previous versions of AutoCAD.
3. Cloud Services support – AutoCAD 2020 now includes integrated cloud based services such as One Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox etc to directly open and save the drawings located within local computer provided the fact that respective cloud services desktop program must be installed on local computer.
4. Graphics Performance – Using previous versions, AutoCAD was not able to properly launch with different DirectX drivers. In AutoCAD 2020, Autodesk has fixed launching of AutoCAD with different DirectX drivers, dual monitors and 4K monitors. Display of hatches, gradients, and images are now optimized in terms of their display parameters.
Autodesk has tweaked several security enhancements which are provided in AutoCAD 2020 thereby increasing the defense against increasing cyber-attacks. They have claimed about fixing four security exploits in data files created by AutoCAD, DLLs dependencies, and server vulnerability. Near future release and hotfix for AutoCAD 2020 will contain major security fixes.
In the latest hot-fix of April 2019, Autodesk has provided update for the Autodesk Licensing Service claiming to exhibit unwanted behavior on Windows operating system when Windows is being awaked from Sleep or Hibernation. This unwanted behavior might request the user to restart the application and can cause orphaned processes to run on user’s computer resulting in consumption of additional network license seat even after the product is closed.
We at BIMNCAD, constantly improve our processes in line with latest product releases from Autodesk. New features that are being introduced to Autodesk AEC 2020 product collection tweaks our current workflows in terms of production time and efficient collaboration.
To read the LinkedIn version of Enhancements to the features in AutoCAD 2020 – Part 1, please visit – https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/enhancements-features-autocad-2020-gaurav-sharma/
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