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Add/Edit 3D Annotations
Click Add/Edit 3D Annotations to add/edit 3D annotations:
Figure 1. Comment Tab, Add/Edit 3D Annotation Highlighted
The pointer will become a crosshairs icon. Click and drag to determine the location at which you want to insert the 3D annotation. The Add 3D Annotation dialog box will open:
Figure 2. Add 3D Annotation Dialog Box
•Select the From file button to add a 3D annotation from file, then enter the name and path of the file or click the icon to select it using the Windows file explorer.
•Select the From annotation button to add a 3D annotation from an existing 3D annotation in the current document, then select the desired annotation in the dropdown menu.
•Use the Enable when dropdown menu to determine when the 3D annotation is enabled.
•Use the Disable when dropdown menu to determine when the 3D annotation is disabled.
•Select the Play in floating window box to display the 3D annotation in a floating window when it is enabled. Use the Width and Height number boxes to determine the dimensions of the floating window.
•Use the Border number box and adjacent dropdown menu to determine the size and color of the border around the 3D annotation.
•Use the Poster dropdown menu to determine the image that displays over the 3D annotation before it is enabled:
•Select Retrieve poster from default view to use the default view of the 3D annotation as the poster.
•Select Create poster from file to use a file on your computer, then select the file in the Open Files dialog box.
•Use the Background Color dropdown menu to determine the background color of the 3D annotation. This color will also be used as the color of the annotation before it is enabled when the Retrieve poster from default view option detailed above is used.
•Use the Lighting Scheme dropdown menu to determine the lighting scheme of the 3D annotation.
•Use the Rendering Style dropdown menu to determine the rendering style of the 3D annotation.
•Use the Animation Style dropdown menu to determine the animation style of the 3D annotation.
•Select the Show toolbar and/or Show model tree view boxes to enable/disable these options as desired.
Click OK to add the 3D annotation.
3D Properties Pane
When 3D annotations are selected, it is possible to view/edit their properties in the 3D Properties pane:
Figure 3. 3D Properties Pane
•3D Model Type is the model type of the 3D annotation.
•Printable is the print status of the 3D annotation. If this property is enabled then the annotation is printed with the document. If this property is not enabled then the annotation is not printed.
•Locked is the locked status of the 3D annotation. If this property is enabled then the annotation cannot be deleted and its properties (including its position and size) cannot be modified by users.
•Layer specifies the optional content layer to which the 3D annotation belongs. Further information about layers is available here.
•Stroke Color determines the border color of the 3D annotation.
•Border Width determines the border width of the 3D annotation.
•Background Color determines the background color of the 3D annotation.
•Enable On determines when the 3D annotation is enabled.
•Disable On determines when the 3D annotation is disabled.
Note that it is necessary to click Add/Edit 3D Annotations in order to edit existing 3D annotations.