Lesson 4: Annotating & Bookmarking

The information and tutorials found within this article are designed to help you view and create bookmarked scenes and annotations.

Annotation Menu

Use the Annotation Menu to record notes, drawings, or diagrams relative to a specific scene.

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The Annotation Menu allows you to perform the following actions:

  • Draw (Pen)
  • Erase stroke (Eraser)
  • Adjust thickness
  • Adjust colour
  • Save
  • Exit

Note that when in annotation mode the ability to pan, pivot, and zoom is disabled until the annotation is complete and you've exited annotation mode.

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To annotate a scene

  1. Click the Annotation button. The Annotation options will display.
  2. Click the draw button and glide your finger or the cursor to markup the scene.
  3. (Optional) To adjust the pen thickness and colour, click the pen selector and pen colour buttons and select the appropriate option. 
  4. (Optional) To erase entire brush strokes, click the Eraser button.
  5. Click the file button to Save, or the (X) button to Exit.

TIP: Annotations are automatically saved as Annotation Bookmarks, and can be viewed under the Bookmarks Menu.

 

Bookmark Menu

Use the Bookmark Menu to review customized anatomical scenes, or share scenes with peers. 

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The Bookmark Menu includes three bookmark types, accessible from their respective Tabs, each of which is described in more detail below.

 

Planes

The Planes bookmarks place the camera in true lateral, dorsal, ventral, caudal, and cranial views. When a plane bookmark is selected the camera position will adjust to show the canine at the chosen angle:

  • Lateral (Side)
  • Dorsal (Top)
  • Ventral (Bottom)
  • Caudal (Back)
  • Cranial (Front)

To use the planes

  1. Click the Bookmark Menu button. The Bookmark Menu will display.
  2. Select the Planes tab at the bottom of the menu.
  3. Scroll through the list of planes and select which to apply. The camera position will adjust to show the canine at the angle selected.

 

Bookmarks

The standard Bookmarks represent customized anatomical scenes that you've created and captured. Bookmarks include all the customized scene elements, including layers, camera positioning, labels, and any applied inspection actions which are triggered from the radial menu.

When viewing your bookmarks you’re able to interact with the labels, layers, and position as usual.

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To view your bookmarks

  1. Click the Bookmark Menu icon. The Bookmark Menu will display.
  2. Select the Bookmark tab at the bottom of the menu.
  3. To view an existing bookmark, click on the bookmark. The scene will be reconfigured to the specific bookmark parameters.
  4. (Optional) To delete a bookmark, click the "X" delete button. Once deleted the bookmark will no longer display in the Bookmark menu.

TIP: Bookmark sharing is coming soon!

 

Annotation Bookmarks

Annotation Bookmarks are similar to standard Bookmarks, however they capture both the anatomical scene and any annotation strokes.

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To view your annotation bookmarks

  1. Click the Bookmark Menu icon. The Bookmark Menu will display.
  2. Select the Annotation tab at the bottom of the menu.
  3. To view a specific annotation bookmark, click on the annotation bookmark. The scene will reset to the annotated scene.
  4. (Optional) To edit an existing annotation bookmark, update the annotation as desired and click the file icon to save.
  5. (Optional) To delete an annotation bookmark, click the "X" delete button. Once deleted the bookmark will no longer display in the Bookmark menu.

 

Camera

Use the camera to capture customized anatomical scenes as bookmarks. Unlike screenshots, bookmarks are not static images; when viewing your bookmarks you’re able to interact with the labels, layers, and position as usual.

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To create a bookmark

  1. Click the camera icon to save your current scene. The scene will be saved with a generic name and the current date and time under the Bookmark Menu.
  2. (Optional) To edit the bookmark name, click the Bookmark Menu icon. Select the Bookmark tab at the bottom of the menu. Click the pencil icon on the bookmark you'd like to edit, and type a new bookmark title.

Continue to Lesson 5: Using Study Tools for more Getting Started tips.

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