Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Compare Drawings DWGs

Automatically Compare Drawings
Digitally detects and defines all modifications between DWGs. Results can be displayed by color differentiation or by revision clouds.

The compare module can display all added or deleted items by differing colors on a solid background, or place revision clouds around each change. All modifications are detected digitally so catching just one revision that might have been overlooked could more than pay for the program cost!


You can also easily choose between items on screen for ease of determining cost impacts or redesign considerations. Also comparing your own redesigned drawings can assist change order costing.

Digitally compare one revision drawing against another or multiple revisions. Automatically color code or cloud deltas between DWG/drawing revisions. Filter and isolate materials for download to pricing or scheduling programs. Easily find revisions that could be manually overlooked.



The “Compare Feature“ will automatically discern and delineate any and all modifications between drawings utilizing precise digital imagery interfacing. Delineation is accomplished by placing a “Revision Cloud” around each added and/or deleted design entity or text change. It can also graphically illustrate all modifications by “Contrasting Colors”. The unchanged portion of the drawing can be changed to a user defined solid color with contrasting colors for additions and/or deletions. In this way all modifications are clearly depicted for a concise permanent record while making it much easier to visualize any impacts caused by the highlighted entities within the drawing. Required revisions can be easily determined to confidently expedite change orders or tweak projects schedules. Even more definitive and proactive is the ability to isolate and display only added and/or deleted entities on screen.

• Discern and graphically compare any and all revisions between drawing
• Automatic REVISION Clouds placed around CHANGES.
• Automatic COLOR (user defined color) for ADDED or DELETED items

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Host Manager Case Study

All posted times include the program performing the following functions:

1. Opening all files even corrupt files that would normally crash or give warnings.
2. Resolving file disassociations
3. Inserting proxy files for corrupt, irresolvable disassociations and missing files.
4. Separate files into Parent, X-Ref, Standalone, Corrupt and Missing sub-categories.
5. Create a detailed error log.
6. Automatically generate e-mail message requesting file replacement for proxy files automatically inserted to initially open drawings with corrupt of missing X-Refs.

Times listed below include binding in the host

Project A Project B Project C Project D Project E
Files: 1541 508 3283 1468 537
Hosts: 886 257 1652 857 270
Stand Alone: 55 70 394 63 45
X-Refs: 593 176 1232546 189
Missing X-Refs: 335 111 357 207 115
Corrupt: 7 6 8 2 4
Time(minutes): 14 3.5 31 14 3.5