Optioneering with Markups

Learn how to use markups to evaluate different options and alternatives as part of an optioneering workflow.

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Written by Aifric Delahunty
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Markups can serve as a powerful tool for optioneering by allowing you to assess the feasibility of various options. For example, they can be used to evaluate potential locations for a new building or asset within your site.

1) Create a markup

  1. Markup or annotate an area of interest, e.g. the footprint of a building or asset. Learn more about markups and how to use them here.

2) Duplicate your markup

Duplicate your markup, so that you can evaluate and record different options. Learn how to create duplicates here.

3) Set up your scene:

Make sure that all of the layers needed for your assessment are turned on. For example, as well as your reality data you may need to see contextual data (e.g. flood risks, ancient woodlands etc.) or the locations of other proposed designs. Learn more about how to manage your scene here.

4) Evaluate your options:

Move your markups (in 2D or 3D) to different locations to assess their feasibility. For example you may want to:

  • Check by eye - are there any visible clashes?

  • Take measurements - e.g. the distance to an important feature or the amount of soil that needs to be removed or added (using our cut-and-fill tool).

5) Record your findings:

Record your findings or the difference between your different options, by renaming the duplicates, adding descriptions, adding colours and icons, or even adding timeline dates.

6) Share your work:

  1. Move your markups from "Personal" to "Project" if you want them to be visible to other members of your project. Learn how to here, and learn how to organise your markups using folders here.

  2. Viewpoints and Presentations are a great way to share your findings with teammates and stakeholders.

    • A Viewpoint is like an "active screenshot" within Sensat. They save exactly what is showing in your scene at the time of capture including your camera angle, layer and markup visibility settings.

    • Multiple Viewpoints can be combined to create a Presentation, allowing you to seamlessly walk others through your assessment.

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