What is Version Control in Vecta?
Version control system keeps track of changes made on a single source of drawing, especially useful when working in a team. When a mistake is done, you can easily return back to its previous version and continue working from there.
What is commit?
Committing in your Vecta drawing is like hitting “Save as” in Ms Words. Every commits will be stored as a copy in the database which allows any collaborators to load the old versions and make edits anytime.
What is version history?
Version history is the whole chronological list of commits done by all collaborators in a drawing.
How to commit a drawing?
1. Click on File Tab, select "Commit"
2. You can insert a remark or note for your commits in the "Remark" pop up box, so it is easily referable. By default, the date and time of your commit will be saved as remark during your commit.
3. Then click “Ok” to commit your current version.
How to view previous versions?
On File tab, select “Version History” and you’ll see all the commits of your drawing.
Note that the current version will forever stay as the background layer of the preview window, with semi transparency for easy comparison.
You can click on your previous commits to show its preview, and from there you can compare it with your current version visually.
Click again to hide the preview of your previous commit. You can toggle between hiding and showing the preview of your previous commit by clicking on it.
How to load and edit previous versions?
Select on the version that you want to work on, and click “Load”. You’ll be given an option to commit your current version before loading the previous one, or directly load it without committing:
Once loaded, you should be able to work on your selected version of drawing.