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Comparing Versions Using SolidWorks Compare Documents

You can use the SolidWorks Compare Documents command to compare files in a vault or to compare a vault file with a file outside the vault.

See SolidWorks Help: SolidWorks Utilities: Compare Documents.

To compare two versions of a vault file:

  1. In SolidWorks CommandManager, click Office Products > SolidWorks Office > SolidWorks Utilities .
  2. Click Compare Documents.
  3. Under Version 1 and Version 2, select the versions to compare.

    The selected versions open in separate windows.

  4. Use the tools in the Compare Documents pane to complete the comparison.

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