This blog post is about how to compare 2 versions of an OCAD file.
What are possible ways to find out what has changed at object level between two versions of a file?
#01: Select by Date
You can select objects by their Creation date or Modification date in the menu Select > Select by date.
You will get a list of all objects which have been created or modified during a specified period of time.
- It’s possible to sort the values in the list by double clicking on the top row.
- Click on a object in the list to move the view to the corresponding object.
- You can save this selection, reload it and loop through it with the Find Selected Objects icon.
#02: Load as background map
Another method is a visual inspection by loading one map as a background map.
- Open one version, e.g. Bürenflue_V01.
- Go to menu Background Map > Open.
- Open the other version as background map, e.g. Bürenflue_V02.
- Go to menu View, set the Draft Mode and adjust the transparency for the map and the background map with the slider.
#03 Tile window
You can also open both files and tile the window vertically for visual inspection.
- Open both versions, e.g. Bürenflue_V01 and Bürenflue_V02.
- Go to menu Window > Tile > Vertically.