PTC Windchill – Automated Drawing Comparison Accellerates the Approval Process
SF Drawing Compare speeds up and simplifies the validation of drawing changes in Windchill. Reviewer and checker automatically receive a differential drawing during release procedure. It contains a colored visualization of all areas / elements that changed between drawing to be validated / released and preceding revision in PDF format. This eliminates a time intensive visual resp. manual search for differences between to revisions, and thus minimizes the risk to miss changes. Check and release of 2D drawings after changes are sped up, potential error sources are ruled out. This digitization of change information additionally fosters collaboration between development, production, and quality management with customers and suppliers during changes.