Design recovery with Visual History

Aside from browsing a designs in old revision, Visual History also allows you to restore a diagram from old revision. Let's say you have deleted a shape by mistake and you want to get it back. You can locate in Visual History the revision that has the shape intact, and get it back by clicking the Revert button (You will learn how in this page). Besides restoring changes one by one, you can restore the whole diagram. By doing so, the whole diagram will be overwritten by the old version.

Revert modification

  1. In the Visual History window, when you are comparing diagrams, there are indicators that appear on diagram showing the areas of changes. Click on an indicator to popup the modification summary.
    To review modifications
    To review modifications
  2. Review the modifications.
    Review modifications
    Review modifications
  3. If you want to revert ALL the modifications listed in the modification summary, click the Revert button at the bottom of the summary popup.
    Revert modifications
    Revert modifications
  4. If you want to revert a specific modification, move the mouse point below the last modification to show the Details... button. Click on it.
    Review modification details
    Review modification details
  5. The modifications are listed in in a table. You can click on individual modification and then click the Revert button to revert it.
    Revert a modification
    Revert a modification

Restore deleted shape

  1. In the Visual History window, when comparing diagrams, click on the indicator that appears on top of the deleted shape.
    To get deleted shape back
    To get deleted shape back
  2. Click the Restore button in the Delete Details popup to get the shape back.
    Restore a deleted shape
    Restore a deleted shape

Restore the whole diagram

If you want to restore the entire diagram from an old revision, simply click Restore at the bottom of the Visual History window.

Related Resources

The following resources may help you to learn more about the topic discussed in this page.

 
7. See the evolution of design using Visual History Table of Contents Chapter 4. PostMania
 

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