3.1 Produce a Presentation

How to create Presentations and add Markups

In this tutorial you will learn how to create and share a presentation and informational callouts known as markups.

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Summary

  • The cmBuilder presentation is where the sequence of milestones are captured to show the end-to-end simulation
  • The presentation is made up of slides per milestone, which play continuously like an animation
  • A slide contains a view angle and can include overlaid information (markups) such as text callouts

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Tutorial

1. Access the presentation slides from Presentation and Markup from the bottom or top toolbar, or the three dots on the milestone card

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  • Upon opening, each milestone has a default slide as a placeholder
  • If the presentation is played with only the placeholder slides, the milestones will cycle and the sequence shown; however, the view will remain static

 

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2. Create a slide - either edit the default slide, or create a new one

  • To edit a slide: click the card, right-click-edit, or click the three dots and select Edit
  • To create a new slide click + Add Slide

3. Capture or recapture a view angle

  • + Add Slide will capture an angle upon creation
  • Reset the camera angle by clicking Capture Angle from the top right toolbar
Note: It's not necessary to capture a view angle for every milestone - the presentation will play from the last captured view angle
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4. Add Markups

  • Add Markup items from the bottom toolbar
    • Measure Distance - measure between two selected points
    • Custom Section - 3D model section
    • Sea Level Elevation - measure local elevation of selected point
    • Callouts - text box
  • Edit or Remove items by clicking the three dots on the item
  • Double-click callouts in the viewer to edit
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5. Repeat as necessary

  • Click Done once finished editing
  • Create as many slides as desired for one or multiple/every milestone

 

6. Create a cover slide

Now that you have created slides and added markup items to it, the next step is to set up a Presentation Cover Slide for your presentation. The cover slide is the first slide in a presentation that provides a visual representation of what the audience can expect to learn.

To add a cover slide to your presentation, follow these simple steps:

    • Choose the desired slide to serve as the cover slide. Click three dots, and select "Set as presentation cover slide" button.
    • You have successfully added a cover slide to your presentation, and can independently edit its timing settings to customize its appearance.
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    • You also have the option to change or remove the cover slide by using the three-dot menu found on the cover slide. This allows you to replace it with a different slide or navigate back to the original one.

 

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Settings and Additional Functions

  • Reorder slides by dragging a slide before or after another slide or milestone
  • Hide the slide from being shown in the presentation by using the eye toggle on the slide
  • Hide all slides contained in a particular milestone by using the eye toggle next to the milestone name and drop-down

New Presentation Timeline View Settings

  • Start by clicking the gear icon located in the left-side menu. This opens the Presentation Settings menu on your right.
  • At the top, there’s a handy preview of your current presentation settings, including the label and timeline.
  • If you prefer a cleaner look without the milestone labels, simply toggle the 'Display Label' switch to OFF.
  • Choose the desired date format from the dropdown menu in the Date Settings.
  • Checking the “Display Next Milestone Name” box will display the upcoming milestone in the presentation label.
  • To hide the timeline, flip the 'Display Timeline' toggle to OFF.
  • Now, for those with Premium or Enterprise subscriptions, you’ve got access to the Branding options.
  • Toggle to display a logo—be it your company’s, your customer's, or any other—within your presentation. Adjust this setting ON or OFF as needed.
  • Customize the label background, text, and border colors, along with the timeline color, using the color selection boxes.
  • Make sure to preview the selected presentation settings at the top to ensure everything looks just right.
  • Once you're happy with the adjustments, hit 'Done.' Your presentation is now set to play with all your personalized settings.

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Play Presentation

  • Click Play from beginning to view entire presentation
    • There is also a play button available from the three dots on the MS manger
    • To start from a subsequent point - navigate to the slide and click the drop-down to Play from Current Slide
  • While in presentation mode, pause and cycle between milestones with the side arrows
  • Not just a video - the presentation can be stopped and the site plan interrogated at any time

Time Settings

  • Adjust the speed and flow of the presentation by editing the time settings
    • Click the three dots on the slide, and Edit Slide
    • Time Settings are available from the right-side menu
    • Slide Transition - time duration of transition between slides
Note: A very fast slide transition time can result in a jerky presentation. Recommended Setting: 2 seconds.
  • Slide Duration - time duration that the slide is static on the screen
  • Click Apply to all slides to execute settings change to all slides
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