In order to compare the differences between specs within a project, the color coded legend provided at the bottom of the compare table will help you to understand the changes between two versions.

The pink color on the left and an empty record on the right indicates that the requirement is removed from the version on the right.

A green color on the right and an empty record on the left indicates that the requirement got added to the version on the right. 

A yellow color on the left and on the right indicates that the requirement got modified from the version on the left to the right. 

No color between two versions indicates that the requirement on both the versions remained the same. 

Click on the appropriate tab available at the top left to quickly see specific changes. For example, clicking on the "Deleted" tab will show you all requirements that were removed from the version on the right. 

You can export all the differences into an excel spreadsheet by clicking on "Export Variance Report". The spreadsheet will represent the data in an excel spreadsheet exactly in the same form as shown in the "Compare Project Versions" screen. 

You can export all the differences between two spec versions into an excel spreadsheet by clicking on "Export Variance Report" in "Compare Versions" screen.

Having this ability to walk through the differences between two versions of the specs can be very handy during a project staff meeting or during a design review session with an architect. This is a huge time saver to be able to thoroughly understand two versions of a project spec in a short period of time. 

If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out to us via Chat, Email: autospecs-support@pype.io or Call us at 1-855-910-7137

What’s next?

  • When you build a submittal register from one version of the project spec, you can continue to easily add submittals from a new version of the spec or from an addendum. Read our article on How to add an addendum to an existing submittal register. 

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