Add markups

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Add markups

Use markups to highlight objects and parts in the 3D model view. You can also add text to comment on the markups.

See the types of markups that are available in Trimble Connect for Windows in the image below:

  1. Freehand markups are markups that you can draw by hand.

  2. Line markups draw a line between two points that you pick.

  3. Arrow markups draw an arrow between two points that you pick.

  4. Text markups allow you to type text in the model.

  5. Cloud markups draw a cloud in the model.

Parent topic: Work with 3D models

Add a markup

  1. On the ribbon, click the markup button.

    The appearance of the button depends on the markup tool that you have used last. By default, the button looks like this: .

  2. On the menu, select the markup type.
    The types are:
    • : free-hand markup

    • : line markup

    • : arrow markup

    • : text markup

    • : cloud markup

  3. On the ribbon, click the arrow on the right side of the markup color button.

    The appearance of the button depends on the markup color that you have used last. By default, the button looks like this: .

  4. On the menu, select the markup color.
  5. Depending on the selected markup type, do one of the following:
    To Do this

    Add a free-hand markup

    1. Pick the point where you want to place the markup and hold down the left mouse button.

    2. Drag the mouse to draw the markup.

    3. Release the left mouse button.

    Add a line markup

    1. Pick the start point of the line.

    2. Pick the end point of the line.

    Add an arrow markup

    1. Pick the start point of the arrow.

    2. Pick the end point of the arrow.

    Add a text markup

    1. Pick the point where you want to add the text markup.

    2. Type the desired text in the text box.

    3. To save the text markup, press Enter on the keyboard.

    Add a cloud markup

    1. Pick the point where you want to add the cloud markup.

    2. If necessary, re-size the cloud markup by scrolling forward or backward with the middle mouse button.

The markup is added to the selected position. The markup is visible to all users in the project.

Move a markup

To move existing text markups and cloud markups to new places:

  1. Click an existing markup to select it and hold down the left mouse button.
  2. Drag the markup to a new location.
  3. Release the left mouse button.

Change the markup color

  1. Click an existing markup to select it.
  2. On the ribbon, click the arrow on the right side of the markup color button.

    The appearance of the button depends on the markup color that you have used last. By default, the button looks like this: .

  3. On the menu, select a new color.

Delete a markup

  1. Right-click an existing markup.
  2. Select Remove or press Esc on the keyboard.