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How to create annotations ?

In this article, you will find out how to create new annotations.

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Welcome annotations V2, annotations have been remade completely to fulfill all of your needs, let's see what the new version can do, also note that on your right you will find related articles to get to know the new annotations better.

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

First you need to open the annotation menu, to do so, click the message bubble icon 

 

The annotation menu is now opened, let's take it step by step, first thing you will want to do it double left click on the point cloud where you want to place your annotation. Once you have been zoomed in to the place your annotation will be placed you will probably want to change your camera's position as the new annotation also takes in account the position you are looking from and your camera's rotation. These informations will be saved to warp you in this position every time you select your annotation as well as create a screen capture to be attached to your annotation. However don't worry, all of these informations can be changed later on.

 

Then choose a title for your annotation.

 

Select the type of the annotation. You have 3 options:

  • Issue
  • Improvement
  • Task

 

Select the priority of the annotation. You have 3 options:

  • Low
  • Medium
  • High

 

Select a responsible for this annotation, all of the people invited on this project will show up in the list, remember that even though there are no search field, you can use your keyboard to type in the name or the email from the person you want and you will be redirected to him anyway, once you have him on blue, hit ENTER.

 

You can also add labels, this will allow you to find the annotations with the same label faster in the edition page allowing you to create some sort of groups. To add a label, type in the text or word that you want and hit ENTER. Note that if you hold CTRL while you press ENTER the text in the field will not be removed.

 

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

 

If you want to import files, click the import zone and import up to 5 files of 25MB each, these files will be attached to the annotation and you will also be able to find these in the “other files” tab in the project's edit page.

 

Write your description if needed.

 

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

 

Click on the annotation to display the information window. This window gives you all of the informations relative to the annotation you selected, it also allows you to copy the annotation's position and download the files.

   

 

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

   

 

This window can also be opened from the scene menu, select the annotation you want to see and scroll down to the options, then click the display button. If you are not using a public link, you will also be able to edit the annotation, the process of this is explained in another article, in the connex section, look for “ How to edit an annotation in the viewer ? ”.

 

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


 

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Editor : Alexis Helper
Creator : Alexis Helper
Last modification : 14/03/2022

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