Comparing ECAD Designs > Using ECAD Compare > Workflow and Tips for Performing ECAD Comparisons
Workflow and Tips for Performing ECAD Comparisons
1. Select two viewables to compare:
Right-click the first viewable in the Viewables tab. If the second viewable is loaded in the session, select Compare With, and then select the name of the second viewable.
Select two viewables to compare, right-click, and then select Compare Selected.
To compare with a viewable that is not loaded, select Compare With > Browse to browse to the second viewable.
To compare viewables from Windchill, first load both viewables into one session of Creo View, and then right-click to select them. For instructions on adding a viewable, see To Add a Viewable to the Session.
For more information on selecting viewables, see To Select Viewables to Compare.
For information on the types of viewables you can compare, see About Comparisons in ECAD.
2. In the Compare Items dialog box, determine the direction of your comparison.
The Second Item shows the changes to the First Item. For more information on the direction of a comparison, see Example: Determining the Direction of a Comparison.
3. Click OK. The Quick Results appear. For tips on inspecting the Quick Results, see Tips for Inspecting ECAD Comparison Results.
4. After you review the Quick Results, you can run the full comparison to get the Full Results. In the ribbon, select a Preset Configuration.
Although you can manually select settings for the comparison, it is best practice to use a Preset Configuration. If you need custom comparison settings, modify an existing preset configuration. For more information, see To Customize a Configuration.
5. Click Compare > Run Compare:
In the status bar, a progress bar shows the progress of the operation.
In the upper data panel, the Compare Results tab opens, and the results appear as the comparison progresses.
In the lower data panel, the Difference Details tab opens.
When the operation is complete, a dialog box shows a summary of the results.
For information on using the results to collaborate with others, see Annotating and Saving the Results of an ECAD Comparison. For tips on working with the results of the comparison, see Tips for Inspecting ECAD Comparison Results.