Compare Drawing Revisions or Sheets
You can compare a drawing with an earlier revision to see what's changed, or compare it with a separate sheet to identify differences.
- From the home page, under Projects, select the name of
the project you want to open.Alternatively, go to the main menu in the upper left-hand corner, select Projects, and then select the name of the project you want to open.The Dashboard for the project appears.
- Select the Drawings tab.
- Click the name of a drawing to open it in the PDF viewer.
(Optional) To compare the current revision with a
previous revision, in the Current
Drawings panel on the right hand side, select the Compare icon for the drawing you are currently viewing.
The selected revision appears as an overlay. The revision you opened is shown in blue and the revision you selected for comparison is shown in red. Areas where the two revisions match are shown in gray. For reference, you can check the key at the bottom of the viewer.
- In the Select Revision dialog, select the revision you want to use for comparison, and then select Compare.
In the following example, the earlier revision shows a door on the left side of the wall, and the later revision shows the door on the right side.
(Optional) To compare the drawing you are viewing
with a separate sheet, in the Current Drawings panel on the right hand side, select the
for the drawing you want to use for comparison.
The selected drawing appears as an overlay. The drawing you opened is shown in blue and the drawing you selected for comparison is shown in red. Areas where the two drawings match are shown in gray. For reference, you can check the key at the bottom of the viewer.
(Optional) If you need to move an overly to make
sure the drawings or revisions are aligned directly above one another, you can
use the Move Compare
Overlay tool to change the placement of the overlay.
Note: Before moving an overlay, it helps to zoom in on the drawing so that you can move the overlay more accurately.
- Click the Move Compare Overlay tool .
Click a start point in the drawing
overlay, and then click the end point where you want it to move
After you release the mouse, the overlay will move according to the selected end point.