How to Use the Volume Compare Design to Design Feature to Compare Design Files

The Design to Design tool in the Platform allows you to measure the difference between separate design files without uploading a Design file as a survey. 

For example, if you have an original topo from a rover, you can compare this with your finished grade. This tool is especially useful for comparing what is happening currently on your site (Compare from) to the future or finished (Compare to) design of your site. 

To create a measurement, click on the CREATE A MEASUREMENT button to open the Template Picker and choose Design to Design. Or, search for Design to Design in the search bar.

Use the Magic Polygon tool, or draw a polygon around the area on the site you want to compare. Once the polygon is complete, select a design to Compare from and a design to Compare to

To compare designs, they must overlap.

If you don’t see your design file in the dropdown, click on Show more at the bottom.

Design to Design will calculate the volume between the two design files where they overlap. 

Click the two arrows between the surveys to swap the Compare from and Compare to designs easily. Notice how the Cut/Fill and Net adjusted from the change.

Currently, Design to Design Volume Compare does not include any drone surveys completed on your site.

I still can't do it!

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