How to create annotations (BCF)?

In this article, you will learn how to create new V2 annotations, which can be used as BCFs.


Welcome annotations V2, a new version of annotation has been created to meet all your needs, let's see what the new version can do, also note that on your right side, you will find related articles to know more about the new annotations.

Annotations are a way for you to add text in the viewer, you can place and leave notes to remember for later or for your collaborators/clients. You can even add files (images/text files etc...).

First you need to open the annotation menu, to do this click on the message bubble icon and then on the 2nd option.

The annotation menu is now open, let's take it step by step, first thing you'll want to do is double left click on the point cloud where you want to place your annotation. Once you have zoomed in on where your annotation will be placed, you will probably want to change your camera position as the new annotation also takes into account the position you are looking from and the rotation of your camera. This information will be saved to guide you to that position each time you select your annotation as well as to create a screenshot to attach to your annotation. However, don't worry, all this information can be modified later.


Then choose a title for your annotation.


Select the annotation type. You have 3 options:

  • Bug
  • Improvement
  • Task


Select the annotation priority. You have 3 options:

  • Low
  • Mean
  • High


Select a manager for this annotation, all the people invited on this project will appear in the list, remember that even if there is no search field, you can use your keyboard to enter the name or the e email the person you want and you will still be redirected to them, once you have them in blue, press ENTER .


You can also add tags, this will allow you to find the annotations with the same tag faster in the edit page, which will allow you to create a kind of groups. To add a label, type the text or word you want and press ENTER. Note that if you hold down the CTRL key while you press ENTER, the text in the field will not be deleted.


You can then select an expiration date for the annotation to be resolved, this can be left blank.


If you want to import files, click on the import area and import up to 5 files of 25MB each, these files will be attached to the annotation and you can also find them in the "other files" tab of the page editing the project.


Write your description if necessary.


Now just click add and the annotation will be added to the point cloud. If you don't want the 360 image bubbles to show on the annotation image, you'll need to hide them using the top menu. (Note that creating the annotation may take a few seconds depending on your broadband and the files you have attached to the annotation).


To open the information window, go to the menu on the right and find your annotation in the hierarchy. Double clicking will take you to the position of the annotation. If you make a single click, a menu will open at the bottom of the menu, click on the card icon to open the annotation window. This window gives you all the information related to the annotation you have selected, it also allows you to copy the position of the annotation and to download the files.


Comments can be added directly from this window, just type your comment and click the submit button.


If you are not using a public link, you will also be able to edit the annotation, the process is explained in another article, in the related section, search for " How to edit an annotation in the viewer?" » ”.


In case of problem or difficulty, do not hesitate to contact the platform team.


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Editor : Alexis Helper
Creator : Alexis Helper
Last modification : 25/05/2022

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