Compare Drawing Revisions

You can compare a drawing with an earlier revision to see what's changed by going to Projects > Drawings > Revision > Compare.

Note: For this feature, Internet Explorer 11 is not supported. Viewpoint recommends using the Chrome or Firefox browser to compare drawing revisions with Team.
  1. 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.
  2. Click the Drawings tab.
  3. Click the name of a drawing to open it in the PDF viewer.
  4. Click the Revision menu in the upper left-hand corner of the document viewer.
  5. From the Revision menu, click the Compare link for the revision you want to use for comparison.

    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 in the upper left-hand corner.
    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.

  6. (Optional) If you need to move an overly to make sure that revisions are aligned directly above one another, you can use the Move Compare Overlay tool to change the placement of the revision.
    Note: Before moving a revision, it helps to zoom in on the drawing so that you can move the revision more accurately.
    1. Click the Move Compare Overlay tool .
    2. Click a start point in the drawing revision, and then click the end point where you want the revision to move to.
      After you release the mouse, the drawing revision will move according to the selected end point.
To refresh the comparison, click the Refresh button . To close the comparison view, click the Close button .