Place a Comment With No Leader - Intergraph Smart Review - Help

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Comments > Place > No Leader

Places a new comment in the model without attaching a leader line. Comments appear in all three views. The software automatically assigns the next available comment number to the new comment. The new comment then becomes the active comment. When you place the new comment, the software saves the corresponding view.

  1. Click Comments > Place > No Leader.
    Press CTRL + F9.

  2. Move to the location or object to associate to the comment. Move the eye point as close to the object as possible. This improves the rendering and makes later navigation easier around the area.

    In the example below, the comment is going to be associated to a tank in the sprdemo.vue sample file. The eyepoint has been moved to focus on the tank.

    • To improve the quality of any saved views you create that include any comments, change to non-perspective mode, and set the near clipping plane as far forward into the view as possible if the automatic clipping plane does not give the required results. These comment positioning measures, however, only improve the view quality and not later navigation.

    • The comment can also be placed using a 3D data point or by simply single-clicking a point in space. These methods do not associate the comment with an object in the model.

  3. Double-click on an object to place a comment on that object, and then left-click to accept the placement point.
    Single-click a point for the comment location.

    The Edit Comment dialog box displays.

  4. Type descriptions and action text in the Text box. You can also type a URL address (such as to access a valid website, or open a document. If your URL address contains spaces, enclose the entire URL address in angle brackets < > (<file:///[drive]:\[folder name]\[file name]>). The information and hyperlinks can be accessed from the Text window.

    The software automatically assigns the next available comment number to the new comment. The new comment becomes the active comment. When you create a comment, the software automatically saves the current view, associates it to the comment, and creates a thumbnail image file for display in the Text window.

  • The view settings saved with a comment are the levels, the eye and center point locations, and the clipping planes. Each time that you display a comment, the corresponding view is also displayed. These view parameters associated with a comment cannot be edited.

  • To see the comment attributes, action text, thumbnail view, and hyperlinks, open the Text window. You can use the Comments Reviewer to see a list of all placed comments in the current model. For more information, see Review Comments.

  • You can establish the pre-defined template used by the Place Comment command by creating an ASCII text file named tagseed.txt. Smart Review searches first in the folder specified by the DR_TAGSEED_DIR variable. If the file is not there, Smart Review searches your home folder and then C:\ before assuming that the file does not exist.