Annotations are a useful tool to record issues 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.

Annotations can have two statuses, active and resolved. You can also attach a tag to them and filter by either status or tag. Administrators can add or edit existing preset or tag types from the Resolve website.

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. Select a tag from the next screen

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

  6. The annotation will default to the "Active" status and appear yellow in the model

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. You can select the keyboard button from the bottom right hand corner to edit the text that was just created

  6. You will then be prompted to select a tag for this annotation

  7. 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/Editing 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 annotation's location

  4. You will also be able to change an annotations status or tag from this view

Filtering Annotations

  1. In the annotations list, you can select the "filter" button

  2. You can filter by status, either active (yellow) or resolved (blue)

  3. You can also filter by tag type

  4. These filters will show or hide all annotations in the model and in the annotations list according to the selections you have made

  5. You can also toggle between "hide all" or "show all" which will show or hide all annotations in the model and in the annotations list

    Note - To assist in historical record keeping "deleting" an annotation is no longer available, however you can change its status to "Resolved"!

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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