Introducing 3D Model Comparison
Now you can easily see what has changed between versions of your 3D models with the new Model Comparison tool (available for Revit, IFC, and DWG files managed in the published “Plans” folders). The Compare tool provides insights on geometry and property changes, and enables solid understanding of the most current published model by providing detailed change information.
- Compare and view any two versions of your 3D model
- View changes in Overlay or Side by Side mode
- Review color-coded changes (added, removed, and modified) in both the model view and property panel
- Filter between added, removed, and modified assets
- Distinguish between geometry and property modifications
- Search & Filter changes by categories, disciplines, and object properties
- Navigate through changes in the 3D view and the results list
- Export the list of differences to CSV for offline analysis
To use the new Model Comparison feature, navigate to a model with multiple versions and open the “History” panel. Select the “Compare Versions” button. By default, we’ll auto-select the two most recent versions, but you can select any two model versions.
Once you have chosen the two versions, select the “Compare” button and your two models will appear in overlay mode, like this:
You can also view in Side by Side mode, like this:
After you have explored the data and navigated the model, you can also export the list of changes to CSV. Here’s a look at the data exported for the changes shown above:
Please note this is currently limited to the “Plans” folders but we will extend this capability to all folders in a follow-on release.
RFI’s for 3D models and documents in any folder
In August we introduced Issues for 3D models, and now we are adding RFI support for 3D models. In addition, you can now add RFI’s on PDF documents and drawings, as well design files and models, in “Project Files” folders, completing our initiative to extend markups, issues, and RFI’s to both folder types.
We have improved the document search capabilities to make it easier to find the files you need. These improvements include:
- Tuning the search profile for file names
- Recognition of spaces, hyphens, underscores & periods (“.”), using them as delimiting parts of text (rather than just contents)
- Search using up to 32 characters (up from 10)
Here’s an example of the search result improvements you’ll see in Docs based on the new search profile: