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Compare two DWG drawings - identify their differences.

A - answer If you need to compare two DWG files a find their differences - changed, erased and added geometry - you can use the free application Autodesk Design Review (see Download).

This tool employs the DWF/DWFx drawing format and its function "Compare Sheets" allows to highlight in color all differences in the geometry of both drawings.

The workflow of generating DWF from a drawing and comparing two schemes from AutoCAD P&ID is described in a video available in the CAD Video section - see AutoCAD video #12


or on the CAD Studio's YouTube channel:

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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT · PIant · DWG · DWF/Design Review ·

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