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02 Dec 2019

Compare 2D CAD Drawings

We had  earlier highlighted on the benefits of visually highlighting the changes to different versions of 3D CAD files. The ability to visually check, compare and identify the changes helps you save lots of time and enables faster collaboration.

Glovius had the ability to compare 3D CAD versions and the ability to compare CATDrawing files. Now, with the latest release of Glovius, you can now compare DWG and DXF 2D drawing files as well. The visual comparison of CAD models and drawings are easy to spot even for the novice users and as the solution is automatic, it saves enormous amounts of time if done manually. Our users have reported a minimum of 10X increase in the speed of comparing and verifying the 2D drawing revisions.

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Compare 2D Drawing files

Here are the steps to compare 2D drawing files :

  1. Start Glovius 2D Viewer ( Download Glovius from this link )
  2. Hit on ‘Compare’ button
  3. In the ‘Compare’ dialog, input the two versions of the drawing files to be compared and Compare !

The results are computed and shown with the following colors applied :

  1. New views, dimensions or PMI information is shown in blue color
  2. Removed Views, dimensions and PMI’s are shown in red color
  3. All unchanged drawing elements are shown in default color

Download Glovius today and say no to manual 2D and 3D comparisons !

Sridhar Oruganti,
Product Manager

29 May 2019

View and Compare CATDrawing files

The ability to visually compare 2D drawing files is helpful to quickly identify the changes in CAD drawing revisions or versions.

A typical 2D drawing is revised many number of times during the course of a design cycle and many a times even during subsequent batch manufacturing. No matter how small or big the change is, it usually takes lot of time to study these changes. A visual highlighter that identifying these changes significantly reduces the time taken to assimilate and continue with the next step of the design cycle.

With the aim to enable fast CAD drawing comparison, we now have Compare tool in Glovius 2D Viewer as well. Glovius 2D compare helps you to identify the following changes :

  1. Any addition, deletion and modification of views
  2. Any changes in the geometry of the model
  3. Any changes in PMI information like balloons, datum planes, measurement values etc
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Compare any two CATDrawing files

All you need to do is Start Glovius 2D app, click on the Compare tool, browse to the drawing versions and hit Compare to visualize the differences between the two revisions of the 2D drawing file.

Download Glovius today and try the all new Glovius 2D Compare tool. The tool currently supports comparison of Catia drawing ( .CATDrawing ) files with support for other formats coming shortly.

Sridhar Oruganti,
Product Manager

19 Jan 2017

Introducing Glovius 2D Viewer

Technical Drawings or 2D drawings as they are popularly known convey lot of instantly glance-able information. Due to the international adoption of drawing standards these drawings are especially useful in collaboration by capturing the geometric features of the components. We had many of our users asking for support to 2D files.

Today,  we are happy to announce Glovius 2D – a free* DWG and DXF file viewer.
Glovius 2D Viewer is free for all Glovius customers. Download Glovius and give the 2D Viewer a try.

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Glovius 2D Viewer

Here are the top features of Glovius 2D :

  1. View popular 2D file formats – Open 2D files CATDrawing, DWG and DXF files
  2. Measure 2D elements in the drawing sheet – Measure the length of an edge, distance between two edges, radius of a circle or arc
  3. Tape Measure – Measure the sum of selected 2D elements like lines and arcs
  4. Create PDF documents from your 2D files – Export your 2D drawings to PDF formats for digital records**
  5. Support for multiple sheets in the drawing
  6. Print your drawings for record and archival purposes

Download Glovius 2D along with Glovius here .

*Glovius 2D is free for all our customers and uses the same license as Glovius.
** CATDrawing to PDF is in the works. Stay tuned.