BIM 360 Docs – Report differences in models

In the September release of Docs, we got a new tool to compare 2 versions of a Revit, IFC or DWG file. The new tool looks like the model compare we already had in BIM 360 Team.

But did you know that you can also generate a report with the differences between the 2 versions?

BIM 360 Docs - Compare Report

In the last column you can see detailed information about how an object is changed between the 2 versions:

BIM 360 Docs - Compare Report - Detail
This gives us a lot of control to manage the different versions.

How to?

  1. Open up a Revit, IFC or DWG file with different versions
  2. Within the viewer open the window with the versioning information
  3. Click on the compare button

    BIM 360 Docs - Compare - Select versions

  4. A window will pop up with a bunch of tools to filter all the difference.
    In my example didn’t wanted to see the objects that has been deleted, so I unchecked the “Remove” button.
    I also unchecked the “Transformation” button in the “Modification Type” tab to exclude repositioned objects.

    BIM 360 Docs - Compare - Filter

    Just as a small side step: when you select a object in the list below, a new window will show you all the differences for this object between the 2 versions:

    BIM 360 Docs - Compare - differences

  5. Finally with the tiny button in the title bar, you can export a detailed list with all the filtered changes to a *.csv file which you can open in Excel.
    BIM 360 Docs - Compare - export icon
  6. Result:

    BIM 360 Docs - Compare Report - Final


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