PreVu3D provides multiple tools to document your space and get relevant information at the right spot and at the right time.
The annotation tool allows you to contextually document your space by placing annotations at specific spots in your 3D environment. These annotations can contain text, links, documents and much more !
To place an annotation, your must :
- Find the spot you want to place the annotation to
- Open the annotation tool from the toolbar
- Click on the point of the environment where you want to place the annotation
- The object panel will show up for you to fill it up with the relevant information / documents related to this annotation.
You can also resize the distance between the annotation and its closest surface by simply moving the slider of the "Offset" parameter as you can see on the screenshot above.
To later open an annotation you just have to
mouse left-clickon the annotation blue pin.
Clicking on an already selected annotation will teleport you nearby this annotation.
A sound or music may also be added to an annotation to make your environment more immersive.
This sound can then be spread globally in your environment or only around a certain distance from your annotation. Both sound distance and volume can be changed in the annotation settings.
Measuring parts of your 3D environment can be useful to validate a fit plan or to check the conformity of your project. PreVu3D offers the possibility to measure distances and areas.
To measure a distance, just select the simple measure tool in the toolbar, then place the two points of the measure on your environment :
For more accuracy, a circular surface helps you placing the points of your measure on the right surface.
Like any tool, you can move while placing the measure tool by pressing
mouse right-clickto switch to navigation controls.
- You can delete a measure by selecting it and pressing
- You can later edit the measure using the handles at both points
- You can lock the measure horizontally or vertically by pressing
Vwhile placing a simple measure, you may also use the toolbar buttons directly to do so.
- You may enable/disable point snapping (measure point snapping on mesh edges) by pressing
The area measure tool allows you to accurately measure the surface of a closed area, the angles between the sides of the area and the sides length.
While placing the area measure, you can enable point snapping. Some white lines will guide you to reach a 45° or 90° angle.
You must close the measure loop for the area surface to show.
Area measures are not editable and therefore need to be deleted if you wish to change them.