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Drawing Comparison

Drawing Comparison

Drawing Comparison

MouseOK    Ribbon: Options – Functional Bars >  Compare Files

MouseOK    Menu: Tools –  Compare Files…

MouseOK    Menu: View – Toolbars – Functional –  Compare Files…

MouseOK    Toolbar: Standard –

KeyboardOK Command line: DWGCOMPARE

File comparison feature allows you to find the differences between the contents of the model space in two drawings: detect objects that have been modified, added, or removed in the compared drawings.

 

 

There are a number of limitations:

·         Comparison is performed for the model space only.

·         Only .dwg files are supported.

·         The following types of objects are not supported: OLE objects, cameras, geo data, GIS objects from Map 3D, underlays (not dwg), raster images, and point clouds.

·         Changes to the By Block and By Layer properties in nested blocks are not detected.

 

To compare files:

     

1.    Start the Compare Files commto open Drawing Compare panel.

2.    Click the  button in the File1 field in the Select section. In the dialog that opens, select the first drawing file for comparison.

3.    Do the same for the File2 field.

4.    Set the Visibility, Color and Transparency settings for the compared files.

5.    Click the Compare button.

A new document opens, displaying the result of comparing files based on the settings made.

  

You can control the display parameters of the comparison result both before the procedure and after displaying it on the screen.

Options:

Visibility

File 1

Controlling the visibility of objects belonging only to file 1.

File 2

Controlling the visibility of objects belonging only to file 2.

Shared

Controlling the visibility of objects belonging to both files.

Text

Show/hide the results of comparing text objects.

Hatch

Show/hide hatch comparison results.

Color

File 1

Color for objects belonging only to file 1.

File 2

Color for objects belonging only to file 2.

Shared

Color for objects belonging to both files.

Transparency

File 1

Transparency of displaying objects belonging only to file 1.

File 2

Transparency of displaying objects belonging only to file 2.

Shared

Transparency of displaying objects belonging to both files.

Click the  icon to open a dialog with information about the compared files:

 

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