Display Set Animations
Sequences of display set movements and rotations that can be saved, opened, and edited. You can start, stop, forward- step, and reverse-step through the animation playback. Display set animations are used to show, for example, how an object fits into space in the model as it is moved along a path. You are able to analyze display set placement at specific times so that you can see possible problems prior to the actual movement in the plant.
ScheduleReview allows you to use data from your project planning software, such as tasks and start/finish dates, to display the sequence of construction. You can also reverse the action, so that you can display the deconstruction sequence. ScheduleReview works in conjunction with a supported project planning application such as Primavera or Microsoft Project. ScheduleReview animations can show changes in single steps (by day, week, or month) or continuously. For example, you can use ScheduleReview to help analyze the construction process to avoid problems, show the construction of specific units in the context of the overall project schedule, display the project as it should appear on a certain day, or fly through the model while displaying the construction sequence.
The ScheduleReview time format shows Year:Month:Day and Hours:Minutes:Seconds in the Project Manager and Animation Sequencer time displays. The formats are taken from the Windows Short date and Long time Region and Language settings on your computer.
Key Frame Animations
Key Frame animations show movement as if you are walking through the model in the Main view window. A Key Frame animation consists of a series of saved views or frames created using the View > Save and Recall Views command. Each saved view contains the current view parameters, such as the position of the eye, lighting, and the direction the eye is looking.
Key Frame animations, like Display Set and ScheduleReview animations, are time based in that saved view frames play within a fixed time interval. A saved view has a user-defined sequence number that determines their display order and the number of transitional (tween) frames that Smart Review creates between each saved view. The number of tween frames defines the transition rate from one saved view to the next. The saved view frames in a view group are then played by the Animation Player. You can use the Animation Sequencer to change the start time of a Key Frame animation as well as increase or decrease its playback speed.