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Annotations Section

Last updated: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:04:07 GMT
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Annotations Section

This section allows you to add annotations, or additional information, on top of the floor plan. Annotations can include shapes, lines, and text. This could be helpful, for example, to visually distinguish an upcoming move, fire escape routes, or other important information.

 

In order to view annotation layers, click the Annotation Layers link. A list of available layers is displayed.

 

Note: In order to view or hide an annotation layer, click the light bulb icon (). If enabled, it will be yellow. If disabled, it will be a gray color (). 

 

Figure: Annotations Section - Space Manager Screen

Annotations Layer

The Annotations Layer can allows you to add, edit, or remove annotations layers.  

Adding an Annotations Layer

In order to add an annotations layer, perform the following steps.

  1. Click the Annotations Layer button under the Annotations section of the Space Manager screen. 

  2. Click the Add Layer button. An unnamed layer is created. 

  3. Click the Edit button on the unnamed layer. The unnamed layer opens.

  4. Edit the name of the unnamed layer by entering the information in the Name field.

  5. Edit who can see this layer by clicking the Visibility drop-down field and selecting any of the available options. 

 

Figure: Annotations Section - Edit Layer

 

  1. Click OK to save your changes. Click Cancel to leave the layer without making any changes. 

Editing an Annotation Layer

In order to edit an annotations layer, perform the following steps:  

  1. Click the Annotations Layer button under the Annotations section of the Space Manager screen. 

  2. Click the Edit button on the layer you want to edit. The Edit Layer screen opens. 

 

Figure: Annotations Section - Edit Layer

Optional Steps Begin

 

  1. Edit the name of the annotations layer by entering information in the Name field.

  2. Edit the visibility of the layer by clicking the appropriate value in the Visibility drop-down field. 

 

Optional Steps End

 

  1. Click the OK button to save your changes to the layer. Click the button to disregard your changes and close the Edit screen. 

Removing an Annotations Layer

In order to remove an annotations layer, perform the following steps:

  1. Click the Annotations Layer button under the Annotations section of the Space Manager screen.

  2. Click the Remove button on the layer you want to remove. The selected layer has been removed. 

 

Note: Removing an Annotations layer is permanent. If you remove a layer and later decide you want the layer again, you will need to recreate it. 

 

Shape

The Shape function of the Annotations section allows you to add specific shapes to your floor plan.

 

Figure: Annotations - Shapes

 

Adding a Shape

  1. From the Annotations section of the toolbar, click the Shape icon. The Shapes menu options.

  2. Click the shape you want to add. A message appears that informs you to "click anywhere to add a shape."

  3. Click on the location you want to add a shape. The shape is placed and a details screen opens.

 

Note: If you want to lock further edits to this layer, click the Lock icon.

 

Figure: Layer Details Screen

 

  1. Enter the name of your shape. Click the lock icon if you want to lock the shape and prevent it from being edited further.

  2. Under the Styles tab, enter the applicable customization, including size, fill color, and opacity of the shape.

  3. Under the Transform tab, you have the option to manually enter options, such as X, Y, height, width, and angle rotation. This is an optional step.

  4. Click outside of the shape and the Shape Details screen disappears. Your shape information is saved as a new layer. 

 

Note: If you want to remove this layer, simply click the Remove button in the Layer Details screen.

 

Polygon

The Polygon function of the Annotations section allows you to add a custom shape to your floor plan.

 

Figure: Annotations - Polygon

 

Adding a Polygon

  1. From the Annotations section of the toolbar, click the Polygon icon. A message appears that informs you to "click to create custom shape points. Drag points to modify the shape."

  2. Create your desired shape. The Layer Details screen opens. Under the Styles tab, enter the applicable customization, including the size, fill color, and opacity of the shape.

 

Note: If you want to lock further edits to this layer, click the Lock icon.

 

  1. Under the Transform tab, you have the option to manually enter options, such as X, Y, Height, Width, and Angle Rotation. This is an optional step.

  2. Click outside of the Shape Details screen and it disappears. Your polygon information is saved as a new layer.

 

Text

The Text function of the Annotations section allows you to add text to your floor plan.

 

Figure: Annotations - Text

 

Adding Text

  1. From the Annotations section of the toolbar, click the Text icon. A message appears that informs you to "click anywhere to add text."

  2. Enter your desired text. The Layer Details screen opens. Under the Text tab, enter the desired font size, font type, font color, and whether you want the text to be left, center, or right justified.

 

Note: If you want to lock further edits to this layer, click the Lock icon.

 

  1. Under the Styles tab, enter the applicable customization, including the stroke, fill, and opacity of the text. 

  2. Under the Transform tab, you have the option to manually enter options, such as X, Y, Height, Width, and Angle Rotation.

 

Draw

The Draw function of the Annotations section allows you to draw a customized shape to your floor plan.

 

Figure: Annotations - Draw

 

Adding a Drawing

  1. From the Annotations section of the toolbar, click the Draw icon. A message appears that informs you to "click and drag to free hand draw."

  2. Create your desired shape. The Layer Details screen opens. Under the Style tab, you can change the stroke and weight.

 

Notes: If you want to lock further edits to this layer, click the Lock icon.

 

  1. Under the Transform tab, you have the option to manually enter options, such as X, Y, Height, Width, and Angle Rotation.

 

 

Related Topics

Space Module - Home

Floor Section

Load Drawing

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