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SmartPlant Foundation and Web Client Modified and Retired Functionality

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The following applies if you are using a version of the software before Update 33 and SmartPlant Markup Plus Server 2019 SP 1 or earlier. For the latest information, see Comparing files and drawings.

You can see the differences between two non-Hexagon PPM files by comparing them in the Web Client.

You cannot compare files on a tablet or other mobile device.

Compare files

  1. Search for the documents with attached files that you want to compare.

  2. Select the two documents in the Results table.

    SHARED Tip If you want to compare files from documents that are difficult to find with a single search, see the Compare files attached to documents from different search results using the Pinboard steps, below.

  3. Click Actions > Compare Documents.

  4. If a list of files appears, all the retrieved results are returned in pages in the Select a file to view window. Select the two files you want to compare.

    The two files appear side by side in the browser.

  5. Use the toolbars to see the files in different ways or with different information:

    If you want to

    Then

    See the files superimposed in one view

    Click Overlay on the Compare toolbar.

    Then, use the slider to change how transparent each file is in relation to the other.

    See the files superimposed, and use colors to highlight the differences between them

    Click Show Differences on the Compare toolbar.

    Then, use the slider to change how transparent each file is in relation to the other.

    See just one of the files

    Click Left Only or Right Only on the Compare toolbar.

    See markup layers for one of the files

    Click the file name tab, for example:

    Then, click the Review menu, and select the markup layers to open.

    Print one of the files

    Click the file name tab, for example:

    Then, click Print , and select the options for printing the file.

    SHARED Tip You can use the tools on the bottom toolbar to interact with the fileā€”turn layers on and off, pan, zoom, and so forth.

See text changes inline for differences between PDF or text files

  1. Search for the documents with the attached PDF or text files that you want to compare.

  2. Select two documents in the Results table.

    SHARED Tip If you want to compare files from documents that are difficult to find with a single search, see the Compare files attached to documents from different search results using the Pinboard steps, below.

  3. Click Actions > Compare Documents as Text.

  4. If a list of files appears, all the retrieved results are returned in pages in the Select a file to view window. Select the two files you want to compare.

    A combined version of the files appears. The first page is an added report about what was compared and how the differences are marked inline.

  5. Use the toolbars to see the files in different ways or with different information:

    If you want to

    Then

    Quickly move from one difference to the next, instead of scrolling through the whole document

    In the top toolbar, choose which changes you are interested in. Then, click the forward and back arrows to move from one change to the next.

    Save a copy of one of the files

    Click the file name tab, for example:

    Then, click the Publish menu, select the file type and options you want.

    Print the comparison file

    Click Print , and select the options for printing the file.

Compare files attached to documents from different search results using the Pinboard

If the files you want to compare are attached to documents that are difficult to find with a single search, you can use the Pinboard to compare them.

  1. Search for each document, and select it in the Results table.

  2. Click Actions > Add to Pinboard.

  3. Click Pins , and click View in Grid.

  4. Select the two documents in the grid.

  5. Click Actions , and choose either Compare Documents or Compare Documents as Text.

Use the toolbars to see the files in different ways or with different information, as described in the steps above.