Want to place an annotation in VR? It's easy using the VR Menu. You can save your own preset annotations specific to issues you find most commonly, or use the ones we've included.
The point of preset annotations is that you can place them quickly and easily to note a common issue or remind of something from that specific spot in the model. This differs from speech-to-text annotations, where you'll be commenting on unique issues and taking more time to write the annotation. Simply put: use preset annotations for common issues or places you want to mark quickly, use speech-to-text for unique issues or as short voice memos to remind you of something about an area.
Steps to Create a Preset Annotation:
- Open up the VR Menu
- Open the Annotations tab
- Click "Create New" using your VR controller
- Choose which preset you'd like to place, click it and drag it to where you'd like to place it. Press the trigger button on your VR controller to place.
Create Your Own Presets
Creating your own presets gives you power to quickly annotate issues most common to your specific model. To add a preset, you must use the desktop application.
Open the Annotations bar in the desktop application. You will see on the far right of the bar an option for "Presets." Click this to open the Annotation Presets pop-up which will enable you to delete the built-in presets, add your own, or reset all presets back to the six original built-in phrases.
Edit or Delete Annotations
To edit or delete annotations you've placed in VR, you'll need to remove your VR headset for a moment and use the desktop application. Open the annotation bar at the bottom of the screen, and click on the annotation you want to edit or delete using the mouse, and you'll see this box pop-up:
Click the small pencil icon to edit the annotation, or the trashcan to delete it.
Exporting to PDF
You can save your annotations (both preset and speech-to-text) as a PDF that will show in chronological order all annotations that were placed in a model and by whom, as well as a screenshot of what the user was looking at when they placing the annotation.
You can find this on the desktop application in the annotations bar next to the "Preset" button:
Or you can find this in VR in the annotations tab on your VR Menu: