Annotating in the Collab Viewer

Describes how to take quick notes at runtime in the Collab Viewer Template.

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Annotations are handy for taking quick notes as you and other participants fly or walk around your collaborative view. You can write or draw on any vertical or horizontal plane.

Annotating in Desktop Mode

To use your laser pointer to paint brush strokes:

  1. Begin or join your team's collaborative view and move to a position next to the area you want to annotate.

  2. Press Spacebar to open the Interaction Menu, highlight Annotation, then select Paint.

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    A grid appears in front of you to indicate the surface on which you'll paint.

  3. Face the area you want to paint and then rotate your view up or down as needed:

    • Above 45 degrees to paint on a vertical plane.

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    • Below 45 degrees to paint on a horizontal plane.

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  4. Use the left mouse button to paint. Each time you click and release the button, you create a new brush stroke.

To position your view and the grid where you want to paint: As you fly or walk, the grid moves with you. Roll the mouse wheel down or up to move the grid closer or further away. * Wherever the grid is green, the paint you apply will be visible. Wherever the grid is red, brush strokes will not be visible from your current point of view.

Annotating in VR Mode

To use your controller to paint brush strokes:

  1. Begin or join your team's collaborative view and move to a position next to the area you want to annotate.

  2. Select VR mode from the toolbar.

  3. Press the shoulder buttons on the right-hand controller to open the Interaction Menu.

  4. In the Interaction Menu, highlight Annotation, then select Paint.

  5. Pull the trigger on the right-hand controller to paint and release it to end the brush stroke.

Deleting an Annotation

To delete a brush stroke:

  1. Open the Interaction Menu.

  2. Highlight Annotation, then select Delete Stroke.

  3. Point your laser at the brush stroke, then select it to delete it.

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