Model Compare Plugin

Ruben de Laat edited this page Jul 10, 2013 · 2 revisions
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A compare plugin basically provides the functionality to the BIMserver to compare 2 models. Comparing has been made pluggable because comparing models is a hard problem in programming and requirements vary a lot.


The plugin just has one method, which returns the actual ModelCompare instance.

public interface ModelComparePlugin extends Plugin {
        ModelCompare createModelCompare(PluginConfiguration pluginConfiguration) throws ModelCompareException;

The model compare instance looks like this:

public interface ModelCompare {
        CompareResult compare(IfcModelInterface model1, IfcModelInterface model2, CompareType compareType) throws ModelCompareException;