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We need enhanced PCB Compare tool functionality in Creo view

We need enhanced PCB Compare tool functionality in Creo view

We have two .brd files that we want to compare.  Currently the compare tool is inefficient and does not show all relevant comparison data when comparing a board to the annotation image.  If the only difference between two versions of a board was one component being moved on the top side with a new trace and via, for instance, using the ECAD Validate tool for an image compare will just show that the "Top Pin Pads", "Top Via Pads",  and "Top Routes" layer have changed. 

We want to be able to select the "Top Planes", "Top Conducting Figures", etc. (other relevant items on that layer) in the left hand toolbar so that we can see that those shapes are common between both boards.

See pictures for the context of the situation.

A separate issue I wanted to bring up was that if objects in the transaction list are selected for multiple items (i.e Top Pin pads AND Top Via Pads), the preview transaction item icon no longer becomes selectable.  This costs us a lot of extra time to select every single item and preview the differences manually.  See attached pictures

ECAD_VAlidate2.png

ECAD_VAlidate.png

Creo_Compare_issue_1.png

Creo_Compare_issue_2.png

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

3 Comments
Marco_Tosin
19-Tanzanite

Hi Craig,

you have to vote up your idea.

ccurtis-2
1-Newbie

Thanks Marco!!

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