ECO Decision

Parent page: WorkspaceManager Dialogs

The ECO Decision dialog


Having chosen and compared two documents, the Comparator will list any differences found between them. This dialog allows you to decide the direction of update (which of the compared documents to update) on an individual difference basis. It also allows you to specify that no update is required, which translates to no action being taken in either document.

In order to synchronize compared documents, the aim is to determine, for each difference, whether or not to take action and in which direction the change is made - specifying which document should be updated in order to remedy the difference.


The dialog is accessed from the Differences between dialog by clicking the associated entry for a listed difference in the Update Decision column.


  • Update Schematic - click this area of the dialog to update the left-hand document in order to resolve the difference.
  • Update PCB - click this area of the dialog to update the right-hand document in order to resolve the difference.
The dialog shows Schematic and PCB sides for the update directions since typically the design hierarchy of the project is compared against the PCB document.
The dialog provides indication of whether or not update in a particular direction is valid. If valid, the  and  buttons (for update to left or right, respectively) will be enabled. If a change is not supported, the corresponding button for that update direction will be grayed-out.
  • No Updates - click this button to set the Update Decision to No Change (neither document is updated).


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