Commenting Palette for Improved Collaboration with DWG drawings

The Commenting Palette allows commenting on DWG drawings synchronized by the Cloud Storage Palette of ARES Commander. You may add a general comment to the drawing or link your comment to selected entities. Your colleagues will see your comments and be able to answer them. It gives you an interactive and productive way to improve collaboration around the drawing.

ARES Commander offers the possibility to add comments in drawings. Thus, other users who have access to it can see, and in turn comment. Let’s see how it works … We have the “user 1” that has a file uploaded in the Google Drive platform. (although it could be another such as Box, Dropbox, etc.) and that, in turn, said the file is shared with other users who have ARES Commander.

We open it … Through the Comments palette, we can start a new discussion, on a topic in general; or talking about some element of the drawing. We can select the entities that affect the comment we are going to make and add a title and a description.

After saving this “header” of comments we can observe this icon that allows us to minimize the line of discussion. At the same time, we can visualize which are the entities associated with the comment.

Even, as this comment was created by the user who has the session open you can also Edit or Delete. In this case, we will create a comment within this line of discussion. Therefore the line of discussion not only has a title and selected entities but also has an added comment.

This icon allows us to edit or delete the comment we just made. It is clear that we can only edit or delete comments associated with the user who created them.

We save the changes, which will affect the shared document in the cloud. Now let’s see what happens with “user 2” who also has access to this file. The “user 2” through the Cloud Storage can open the shared file.

We are also going to open the comments palette. Note that the discussion opened by “user 1” is displayed. By displaying the comment we can see that we can not edit it or delete the discussion line since it was created by the previous user.

Although you can add a new comment. After saving it, you can see that in this case you can edit or delete it since it is the user who created it. If “user 2” wants to know which entities the comment refers to, he only has to select the corresponding icon.

If the discussion is resolved, you can click on this other icon. In turn, a new line of discussion can be created to assign a title, description and select the entity to which it refers, and save the changes.

Note that in this case, you can edit or delete since it is the user who created it. We keep the changes, we return to “user 1” you can see both your own comments and the answers of your colleagues or clients who have access to the file.

In this case, let’s say that this topic is solved. For this, we select this icon. Now we can answer with a new comment. Edit the one we did before … or simply delete it. This other icon will allow us, for example, to choose the option “Show resolved comments”. This is how the comment we had previously “closed” appears and highlights the “resolved” icon that distinguishes it.

If we need it, we can reactivate it and change to this other icon. The ARES Commander’s Palette of Comments opens up a new communication environment with our clients or colleagues, taking teamwork to another level.

To learn more about ARES Commander and the options it offers to share files and make comments, be sure to visit the extensive Help offered by the software.