Vico Change Manager 2009 Features & Benefits


Vico Change Manager™ reduces risk and improves productivity by automating the process of checking for drawing revisions across construction drawing sets.


Speed and compatibility


Enhanced Performance
Vico Change Manager 2009 accelerates your change management process by using TechSoft3D Hoops - the industry leading graphics engine - as the graphics workhorse. This new engine, together with the drawing registration function, accelerates the process and saves you precious time


RealDWG™ Support
With Vico Change Manager 2009 you have 100% compatibility with Autodesk DWGTM. Using RealDWG 2009 you are assured of compatibility with AutoCAD DWG design files; including support for the AutoCAD R14, 2000, 2000i, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 software releases


Viewing and comparing sets of documents


Single Document Viewer
To ease your sorting and matching processes, Change Manager provides a single document viewer. The zooming and panning function are supported, as well as support for multi-page PDF files, DWG Xref and AutoCAD DWG Model Space and Paper Space.


DWG Comparison
Vico Change Manager 2009 supports the newest DWG™ file formats. Compare full drawing sets or individual files. Refine your comparison using the Paper Space/Model space modes and graphic filtering options.


PDF Comparison
The new PDF comparison tool supports geometric comparison and text comparison; including support for multiple-page PDF files.


Graphic Viewing Modes
Simply switch between the three graphic comparison modes to best suit your needs:
Side-by-side mode - Presents the previous document version side by side with a view of the changes in a highlight mode
Slider mode - Drag a slider bar across the screen to reveal each of the two overlay drawings
Highlight Mode - Presents the two overlay drawings using color codes to identify new and old geometry


Comparison Results Panel
Review the compared documents' status, define priorities, and assign tasks to team members


Section Blocks
Drill down to get more details using the Section Blocks function. This feature allows you to attach additional DWG documents to a drawing. Simply double-click to open the detailed view.


Manage change and assignments


Manage Team Assignments
The new Document Manager allows full control over large documentation sets, improves workflow, and increases efficiency. Using this feature, you benefit from:
- The ability to simultaneously manage multiple drawing sets
- Full control over the directory structure and document organization
- Automation of the drawing matching process
- RFI management tools


Task History
Gain full control over project changes. Change Manager provides historical data throughout the whole of the project. Track back every assignment and action made during the project


Clouding Changes and RFI Linking
Improve your RFI management process by linking RFI to clouded changes. Using Vico Change Manager 2009, users can create RFIs based on a document template, generate a linked PDF document, and efficiently track and manage the RFI process.


Copy Forward Clouds for Non-Answered RFIs
Copy Forward support the tracking of RFIs across document versions, ensuring that you will not lose track of your RFIs. With this new feature, any clouds associated with the previous version of a document that has an RFI set to Pending will be copied forward to the new document. Additionally, any cloud linked to a document(s) that answer an RFI will be copied forward.


Communicate results


Adding “Clouds”
Mark changes with “clouds”, add comments, and assign tasks to team members


Printing Reports
Print a change report with full control over the document appearance, including the zoom-in feature for “clouded” areas.


Automatic Printing
This new feature saves you time with large drawing set comparison printing. Simply define the sets to compare and print all changes according to the printing preferences.


Print to PDF
Share comparison results using the industry standard PDF format.


Screen Capture
Easily grab comparison screenshots for better communication with team members and the design team.