The viewer is of dynamic in nature. Each file is differentiated into say, 4 constituent parts as images (tiles) and then stored in the server; hence this leads to faster loading of the files on the viewer. The files are downloaded from the server to the viewer in real-time. The benefit of loading separate tiles one after the other is that this increases the clarity of the file view as well as nullifies the blurring of images when zoom is increased or decreased. 


After the file opens, you can use your mouse scroll button to zoom in and out of the document. Also, you can move your cursor at any position of the document and then use the scroll button to zoom in and zoom out that position of the document. Again, you can click on any position of the document and then drag the document around in a 360 degree format. Also, you can view the document in full screen and you can go to any page and then directly move to the first page of the document (if the document is multi-page).


Also, you can download the document with or without markups/annotations/hyperlinks, export the document to your local computer as image, send the document to any external or internal user & view previous versions of the document from the Viewer.

View option descriptions

Viewing Options Bar screenshot (appears on the top left-hand side of the Viewer screen):


Icon Description:

Viewer – full screen

The new full screen functionality allows the user to view files in full screen mode on the SKYSITE Projects Viewer.


The process of viewing the file in full screen is described below:


  • Access SKYSITE Projects, enter any existing project and then click on any file thumbnail to open the file in the application Viewer


Screenshot displaying the file as viewed through the application Viewer:


  • Click on the [View fullscreen] button present on the left navigation bar [highlighted by the red rectangle in the screenshot above] to view the file in full screen mode


Screenshot displaying the file in full screen mode:


In full screen mode, the top portion of the browser present at the top of the screen (address bar & tab of the browser) and the task bar of the local system present at the lower portion of the screen, disappears. Only the top portion of the Viewer application displaying the document tab remains in display.


The benefit of the full screen mode is that user can view the document in larger view as well as perform all normal operations on the document like drawing & saving markups, drawing & saving annotations, accessing saved markups, annotations & hyperlinks, downloading document, navigating to one page of the document to the other etc. User can zoom in & out of the document and drag the document across the canvas like in normal screen mode.


  • Click on the [Exit fullscreen] button [highlighted with red rectangle in screenshot above] or press [Esc] button on the computer keyboard to depart from full screen mode and get back to normal screen mode.

Other Operational Details

  • Clicking the  button [highlighted by the red rectangle in the screenshot above] present at the top right-hand corner of the screen opens up a drop-down from where you can download the document, send the document viewing link to another user, export the document as an image & view previous versions of the document.


This is drop-down is shown in the screenshot below,


Download document

You can download document without mark, with visible markup or with all markups drawn on any page of the document (saved & visible both)


  • Click on [Download] button on the drop-down and the following screen (shown below) appears,



  • Click on [Only drawing] link to download the document in PDF format without any saved or visible markups drawn on the document

  • Click on [Visible markups] link to download the document in PDF format with the visible markups currently displayed in the Viewer screen

  • Click on [All markups] link to download the document in PDF format with all markups drawn & saved on any page of the document

Export as image

You can export the file in image format to your local computer in PNG format. This functionality will work only if there is at least one markup/annotation drawn in the document and currently visible on the Viewer screen (this markup/annotation may or may not be saved). Also, if the document is multi-page document, then only the page of the document currently displayed on the Viewer screen is exported as an image.


  • Click [Export as image] button to export the currently displayed page of a document with any visible markup on the document

Send document

You can send a download link of the document to external users (who does not SKYSITE account or who does have SKYSITE account but not saved in your 'Contacts' section) or/and internal users (whose account info with email ID is saved in your 'Contacts' section or external project collaborators or account users)


  • Click on [Send] button to send the document link to another user(s) by entering email ids of the users. The Send Link screenshot is displayed below,


The application populates the download link of the file (to be send to the intended recipient) and the expiration date (default is 10 days from the date of link generation). You can modify the date as per your suitability. The link expires after the selected date is crossed.


Enter the email of the recipient in case the user is an external user or select an user email from the 'Contacts' section


  • Enter the email of the recipient in case the user is an external user or select an user email from the 'Contacts' section

  • Enter any message along with the mail (optional)

  • Click [Send] to send the email with the download link to the intended recipient


Revisions

You can view multiple revisions of a document using this feature. Say you have uploaded a file named A2.3 & you have given this file a revision number 1 before publishing. Then you again uploaded the same file (with or without modification in the content) with the same name or another file with the same name and gave this file a revision number 2 before publishing. The 'Latest documents' folder will consist of the latest version of the file which is the file with the revision number 2 (if the file is present inside a folder which is included in 'Latest documents').


  • Click the [Revisions] menu to view all the previous versions or other versions of the same document

View all option

You will be able to see all markups/annotations/hyperlinks drawn & saved on the document after clicking the [View all] button.


Screenshot below displays the [View all] button [highlighted in the screenshot below] on the Viewer screen:


  • Click the [View all] button to view all the markups/annotations/hyperlinks drawn & saved on the document.



After all the saved markups/annotations/hyperlinks are displayed on the document, the [View all] button gets converted to [Hide all] button [highlighted in the screenshot above].


  • Click the [Hide all] button to hide all the visible & saved markups/annotations/hyperlinks


Multi-page document navigation


You can move from any page to any other page of a multi-page document directly without scrolling through the entire document. Says you have opened a document with 10 pages and you are currently viewing the first page of the document. Through multi-page document navigation feature you can directly move from the first page to the tenth page without have to scroll through each page of the document.


Screenshot below displays the multi-page document navigation feature [highlighted in the screenshot below]:


Also, you can directly edit the page number and open that page of the document on the Viewer. For example, as shown in the above screenshot, the Viewer displays page 1 of document with total pages 3. You can change the page 1 to 3 and the application instantly opens page 3 (last page) of the document. 

 

This is shown below,

Document navigation panel

You can open the next document in Viewer screen, previous document, first document & last document from the Document navigation panel present at the top right-hand corner of the Viewer screen. 


Screenshot below displays the Document navigation panel [highlighted with red rectangle]:


The next, previous document means the next & previous documents lying beside the current document (visible in Viewer) on the 'Folder view' screen where the current document exists. This is explained with the screenshot below,


Lets says the current document open in Viewer is Plan_Floor.pdf.