In this article, you'll learn about -
1. What is annotation and how do I make annotations on a card image?
Annotation is basically a note of explanation or a comment added to a specific detail of your sketch. So when you include these sketches in your techpack, the manufacturers can understand your exact design requirements and develop high-quality products.
First, upload an image inside the Image & Annotations Tab of your card.
Then click or drag lines over specific details of your sketch and a corresponding callout field will appear on the right. And make your annotation in the form of a curved line by moving the midpoint.
NOTE: You can also add your annotations by using the shortcut of (#) referencing in annotations. When you click # in the annotations, the list of all the cards name present in all the sections appears from where you can select and that would appear as your annotation comment. This will save you time and keep the data uniform throughout.
2. How to edit, delete or order annotations
2a. To edit annotations:
You can change the annotation text, color, and type of arrows:
To change the comment click on the text in the callout list.
To change the annotation color, and type of arrow:
Step 1: Click on the icon right next to the annotation you want to edit.
Step 2: Select the color and type of arrow you would like your annotation to be.
2b. To delete annotations:
Step 1: Click on the icon right next to the annotation you want to delete.
Step 2: Click on Delete Annotation from the drop-down and then select Yes.
2c. To reorder annotations:
To reorder your callout list, click and hold on to the icon and drag to reorder the list as desired. The callout will be automatically renumbered according to its new place in the list.
3. How to replace, rotate or remove the card image
Very often during the design development process, the sketches and their details get revised.
To update your card images without losing its annotations, click on the option icon, and use the Upload/switch image, Rotate image, or Remove image option to perform the respective action.
4. How to preview annotated images and their callouts in the PDF
To preview how your annotated images and their callout comments will look inside a techpack PDF, click on the DOC VIEW button located on the top navigation bar and scroll down the respective PDF document where the card appears.