Compare & Edit Multiple Operations

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The Compare and Edit dialog.

To edit multiple operations, simply select two or more operations by holding Ctrl while clicking each of the operations. You can also select a range of operations by holding Shift, or by dragging a box around the operations.

With multiple operations selected, right click on one of the selected operations, and select "Compare and Edit" as shown on the following image:

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Compare and Edit on the right-click menu with multiple operations selected.

This will bring up the "Compare and Edit" dialog which lists all the parameters available in separate lines, and each of the selected operations in their own column. In addition there is an "Edit All" column which allows you to set the same value for a parameter in all of the operations.

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The Compare and Edit dialog.

By clicking on any of the values in the column for an operation or in the "Edit All" column, you can change the value in question, provided that it's editable.

Pressing Ok will ask you to confirm your changes and then save all of the changed parameter values and invalidate the affected operation(s).

If you need to change tool settings, you can do so by accessing the Tool Library via the "Tool Library" button.


The "Compare and Edit" dialog provides an overview of the settings in all of the selected operations, and since many operations have a lot of parameters, it is possible to filter which are shown in the list by using the filtering controls at the bottom of the dialog.

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The filtering controls in the "Compare and Edit" dialog.

Entering text in the filter text box will show only the parameters with names matching the text. For example, entering "tool" will show all the tool related parameters. Partial names are allowed, and entering "slo" will show the "Slope", ">From Slope Angle" and "To Slope Angle" parameters.

Filter drop down

The filter drop down (which defaults to "All") will filter the shown parameters based on their state.

Only parameters where the value for an operation differs from one or more of the other operations.

Parameters where the values have been changed from the default value.

Warnings and errors
Parameters where the entered value has caused a warning or error. In addition, pressing Ok will show any error messages.

Parameters which can currently be changed, i.e. not parameters that are disabled or read-only.

Parameters for which you have changed their value inside the "Compare and Edit" dialog.

Finally, clicking No193 image-0004 will clear the current filter text and revert to the "All" filter.

Colors and Highlights

To make it easier to distinguish the different parameters states, the parameter values and rows are colored and highlighted depending on their state. The following table shows the various states and how they are highlighted:


Value is default: Text is colored green.


Value is non-default: Text is colored black.


Modified: Bold and colored blue.


Disabled or read-only: Grey.


Difference: Orange hash (stripes). The "Edit all" column shows<different>.


Warning: Text is colored orange.


Error: Text is colored red.

Note that the individual highlights may be combined. E.g. a parameter can be both changed (bold) and different (orange hashed background).

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