Compare Results window
This window shows files that were changed, unchanged, added, and removed between the baselineWhen comparing, the baseline file is the file being used as the basis for comparison; the file to which a revised file is being compared. and revisedWhen comparing, the revised file is a modified file being compared to an original, or baseline file. project files, folders, document sets, or record copies that you selected to compare.
Important compare information
You can double-click a .DWG or .DGN file to open it in the Newforma Viewer to view the changes graphically.
External referencesDrawing files often reference other files, including other drawings, as well as plot styles, images, standards, and font files associated with the drawing. Those references, or dependencies, are simply an embedded record of the path to the referenced objects or files. (XREFs) are included as part of the compare criteria. When an XREF is different between two host drawings that are otherwise the same, the host drawings are shown as changed.
You can compare .TXT files.
You can search for matching files (files that are the same or similar) before you compare a file to the baseline. Select Find > All Versions of This File from the File Tasks panel of various activity centers to open the Search Results window to use this feature.
The following list shows all available tasks and explains what each color represents.
● Swap Baseline and Revised Selections
Click to swap the baseline and revised folders, document sets, files, or record copies. The baseline takes the place of the revised selection, and vice-versa.
● Create Report
Click to open the Create Report dialog box to select the type of compare report to create.
● Include/Exclude Subfolders in Comparison
Click to include (or exclude) files in subfolders in the comparison, in addition to the selected folder.
● Include/Exclude Sub Document Sets in Comparison
Click to include (or exclude) files in sub document sets in the comparison, in addition to the selected document set.
● Stop Compare
Click to stop the compare process.
● Compare with Newforma Viewer
For files with a Status of Changed, click to open the selected file's baseline and revision in the Newforma Viewer. The Newforma Viewer will open to the Compare Tasks panel.
● Batch Print or Create PDF
This task does not appear if there are no files with a Status of Changed files in the list of returned results.
● Show XREF Change Details
Click to open the External Reference Details dialog box to display external references in the revised file that have been added, removed, changed, and unchanged compared to the baseline.
Baseline Document/Baseline Document Set/Baseline Project Folder/Baseline Record Copy
The name of the original file, document set, project folder, or record copy being used as the baseline for the comparison.
Revised Document/Revised Document Set/Revised Project Folder/Revised Record Copy
The name of the revised file, document set, project folder, or record copy being compared to the baseline.
Added in Revision
Blue indicates that the file was added to the revision.
Removed in Revision
Red indicates that the file was in the baseline but was removed from the revision.
Changed in Revision
Green indicates that the file was changed since the baseline version.
To see specific changes within drawing files, use the compare tools in the Newforma Viewer.
Gray indicates that no changes occurred in the file since the baseline version.
Changes That Have Occurred in Revised Document/Document Set/Project Folder/Record Copy
This section lists the file changes in the revised file, document set, record copy, or project folder compared to the baseline file, document set, record copy, or project folder. Refer to the following example as a reference.
Filter All Columns
You can filter by any text that appears in any of the columns. For example, if you know the name (or part of the name) of the file that you are looking for (or the size, date, etc.), enter at least part of the text in this field. The Items list updates automatically as you type. For example, if the file you are looking for has the number 30 somewhere in one of the columns, enter 30 in this field. The list will be narrowed down to only files that have the number 30 somewhere in one of the columns.
1 Double-click a .DWG, .DXF, or .DGN file to show the results graphically in the Newforma Viewer.
The names of the files in the selection.
The status of the files in the revised selection compared to the baseline. Indicates whether the files were added or removed, changed, or unchanged.
This column shows the date the files in the selection were last modified. For files with a status of Changed, you can hover over the date to show a popup with the baseline value.
The file's type.
How much newer or older the revised file is compared to the baseline.
The size of the files in the selection. For results with a status of Changed, this column shows the size of the revised file. You can hover over the date to show the baseline value.
How much larger or smaller the revised file is compared to the baseline.
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