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Comparing Drawing PDFs for differences

Comparing Drawing PDFs for differences

I'd like to be able to take a published PDF of a drawing and compare it with another iterration of a published PDF of the drawing.  This would better support review situations where a markup doesn't show enough information.  There're also times when someone might want to sneak something into a drawing upon change that isn't readily caught during that review.  This would flag that delta.

I know that it would be difficult to compare PDFs originating from different content such as Office document formats.  However, providing this capability for PDFs created from Creo would provide a lot of value to the review process.

6 Comments
Amethyst

It would be great if this functionality just existed in Winchill for the native dwg.

Turquoise

This would be very helpful.  It's already there in Adobe Acrobat but would be a big time-saver in Creo View.

Marble

This capability - to compare PDFs of Drawings - is now available with PTC Creo View 3.1 that has just released in December 2015.

Regular Member

As I tried to compare PDF files (single drawings) with PTC Creo View 3.1 MCAD, but it did not work out. PTC support told me "PDF compare functionality is for CAD Drawings published to the PDF format (PVZ/PVS)" only. No real PDF comparison until now.

Regular Member

I just created a new idea for the real PDF drawing comparison: Comparing Drawing PDFs for differences

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