Update: The 2013 version is available from the Vault App Store.
Design Review has this cool feature where you can compare drawings. Through the magic of API programming, Jan Liska from Autodesk Consulting has hooked this functionality to Vault. The tool is called Drawing Compare and it easily lets you compare two drawings or two versions or revisions of a drawing from within Vault.
Vault Workgroup / Collaboration / Professional 2012
Autodesk Design Review 2012
Update: The tool has been updated to include version to version comparisons. The link above is to version 184.108.40.206, which is the latest version.
- Run the installer.
- Run Vault Explorer.
- Select two drawings or two versions of the same drawing.
- Right-click and choose Compare Drawings.
- In the pop-up window, click the Compare button.
You can also run Compare Drawings after selecting a single drawing. In this case, the Drawing Compare window will have combo boxes that let you select the revisions that you want to compare.
The tool only works on drawings that have DWF files.
As with all the samples on this site, the legal disclaimer applies.