Connect for Browser : New Drawing Viewer

Document created by Darshan Rajaram Kamat on Sep 28, 2020Last modified by Darshan Rajaram Kamat on Oct 7, 2020
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Connect for Browser has been updated with a new 2D Viewer. 

Major enhancements:

  • Entire new UI 
  • Better user experience
  • Responsive UI
  • Improved markups and annotations 

 

File Details 

Relevant details will now be visible immediately on the left panel for better readability.

 

Markups / Annotations

Markups / annotations are easily available on the top pane for efficient use. This will help you create markups faster and save views efficiently. 

Annotation Types

  • Free Draw
  • Cloud Markups
  • Rectangle
  • Oval
  • Arrows
  • Lines
  • Text annotations

 

Customize/Edit of Annotations

Easily edit annotation:

  • Border color
  • Border thickness
  • Opacity
  • Text Size
  • Fill Color

 

Show or Hide Annotations

Annotations can now be hidden . This will help you view just the file content or restore the annotations when needed.  

 

 

Views

Create and share snapshots of drawing with project members

Key Features

  1. Search / Sort Views
    Search and sort views to narrow down the needed ones                                                                                                                                                                          
  2. Update Views
    Easily update views if an annotation has changed

ToDos

Key Features

  1. Create ToDos
    Create ToDos to assign tasks to project members. This will provide the drawing information in context of the task.                                                                                                   
  2. View all ToDos
    The list of tasks can be seen in the left panel. This will help get a complete picture of tasks in the project and also the list of tasks assigned to you.                                                                                       
  3. Search / Sort ToDos
    It's now possible to search / sort ToDos. This will help you find the relevant tasks faster when the list is long.

 

Supported 2D File Formats  

2D files can be photos, text files, excel sheets, documents, or other similar files.

  • BMP
  • DOC
  • DOCX
  • DWG  
  • GIF
  • JPEG
  • JPG
  • PDF
  • PNG
  • PPT
  • PPTX
  • RTF
  • TIF
  • TIFF
  • TXT
  • XLS
  • XLSX

Known limitations

Following limitations will be addressed in future.

  • Email notifications for Views have URLs that redirect to the legacy viewer. We will be addressing this soon. 
  • Share file from within the Drawing viewer will not be possible with this release.
  • Share for 2D files (images, pdfs etc) will have problems. We will be addressing this in the upcoming release.
  • Adding comments in Viewer’s File details section isn’t retained. 
  • When the number of layers is large , slowness is observed if layers are checked and unchecked in short intervals.

 

Updates to limitations NEW

  • Opening files was generating file downloaded activity. This is solved now. No activity will be visible on opening 2D files.

 

 

NOTE : If you face issues such as - navigation bars not loading, or frozen web page during loading of projects list page , we would request you to clear browser cache and login again. 

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