3DViewStation is the simplest and fastest solution to compare two CAD models. The following video will present you 2 methodologies to compare CAD models in 3DViewStation. There are many scenarios: Revision comparison, CAD translation validation, change documentation ...
3DViewStation can compare two models from the same format or from different formats. Geometry can be precise (Native Catia V5, Pro-Engineer, NX, SolidWorks, STEP ...) or tessellated (3D PDF, JT, STL ...). There are 2 options to compare models in 3D ViewStation :
1. Quick compare : The model will be load using precise or tessellate geometry. This option is the fastest. Differences are documented with colors. The precision control is dynamic.
2. Exact compare : The model must be import using precise geometry option. Differences are documented with colors and notes will be created in structure tree and store in Views. Transparencies control is dynamic.