Annotations are a useful tools to record issues or problem areas you discover in your BIM file during your meeting.

There are two types of annotations you can create: preset annotations and speech-to-text annotations.

Creating a Preset Annotation

  1. Open your VR menu by clicking "Create"

  2. Click on "Add Preset Annotation"

  3. Select one of the preset annotations

  4. Point at a point on your model and press the trigger to place the annotation there.

You can edit existing presets or add new ones from the desktop companion app.

Creating a Speech-to-text Annotation

  1. Open your VR menu by clicking "Create"

  2. Click on "Add Speech-to-text Annotation"

  3. Wait for the countdown to end, and then speak loudly and clearly. You have a limited time to record, so you'll want to keep it concise.

  4. Once you press "Finish Recording", or if the recording time runs out, it will process for a few seconds and then create an annotation transcribing what you said.

  5. If you're happy with the annotation, point at the place on the model where you want to tag it and press the trigger to place it.

Troubleshooting Speech-to-Text

  • Be sure to speak clearly and enunciate your words to lessen the chance you will be transcribed incorrectly. When having trouble, try changing up your vocabulary: for example, saying "kitchen sink" instead of faucet.

  • If you're trying to record in a language other than American English, you can change the language in the "options" menu in the speech-to-text menu.

  • If you plugged in headphones with a microphone on your Quest, Resolve may not be using the correct mic. Click the "options" button in the speech-to-text menu to see which microphone is currently selected.

  • If you have a lot of trouble having your speech transcribed correctly, you can edit your annotation using the annotations menu in the desktop companion app.

Reviewing Existing Annotations

You can review all annotations that are currently in your model:

  1. Open your VR menu by clicking "Content"

  2. Click the "Annotations" button

  3. Click any of the annotations to instantly teleport to that part of the model

To delete an existing annotation, hover over any of the annotation buttons in the menu, and press the "Delete" button.

Exporting annotations to PDF or BIM360

If your admin has configured the BIM360 issues integration for your organisation, your annotations will be synced back to BIM360 automatically.

After a meeting, all logged-in participants will receive a PDF summarizing all annotations and screenshots made during the meeting. You can also download this PDF in the Annotations menu from the desktop companion app.

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