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Electronic Plan Review

Platform
OnBase
Product
Electronic Plan Review
Release
Foundation 23.1
License
Standard
Essential
Premier

You can adjust the appearance of the comparison view using the Compare Tools pane. When a document is opened for comparison, the Compare Tools pane is displayed.

When the comparison document is being displayed on top of the original document, the visibility of the overlay can be customized to suit your needs.

You can use the Change Compared Page field to change the page of the documents being compared. Select the Sync Page Navigation option to keep the compared document's page number synced with the original document. When this option is deselected, changing the page number for the main document also changes the page number of the comparison document, and vice-versa. When this option is not selected, you can use the options in the Change Compared Page section of the Compare Tools pane to change the page for the comparison document only, and the options in the Page section of the Engineering ribbon to change the page of the original document.

If the overlay is off-center, you can use the Overlay Position options to move the overlay around. Click on the arrow icons to move the overlay as desired. Click Recenter to return the overlay to its original position.

By default, clicking the arrow icons moves the overlay by a distance of one pixel. You can increase the distance the overlay is moved after each button click by using keyboard shortcuts. The following shortcuts are available:

  • Shift + Left-click: moves the overlay by 10 pixels

  • Ctrl + Left-click: moves the overlay by 20 pixels

  • Shift + Ctrl + Left-click: moves the overlay by 50 pixels

The Overlay Visibility section contains sliders which control the opacity of the analysis of the documents. When a slider is set to 100%, items of that color are completely opaque. When a slider is set to 0%, items of that color are completely transparent and cannot be seen on the document.

When Black is selected from the Compare View drop-down list, the default colors in the viewer indicate the following:

Color

Description

Blue

Items displayed in blue are exactly the same in both documents.

Red

Items displayed in red only exist in the original document - they do not exist in the comparison document.

Green

Items displayed in green do not exist in the original document - they only exist in the comparison document.

When White is selected from the Compare View drop-down list, the default colors in the viewer indicate the following:

Color

Description

Blue

Items displayed in gray are exactly the same in both documents.

Red

Items displayed in red only exist in the original document - they do not exist in the comparison document.

Green

Items displayed in green do not exist in the original document - they only exist in the comparison document.

Note: You can change the colors and opacity in the Compare tool as needed, however if you choose to save the new color scheme, only the color settings are saved, not the opacity settings.
Tip:

You can click the Save icon in the Compare Tools header to save the selected Compare View as your default selection.