In this article, we will be discussing how to manually hotpoint a diagram within DocuStudio. While the process is simple, it does require attention to detail to ensure accuracy.
Below are instructions for how to manually hotpoint a diagram:
- If the parts page you need to hotpoint is not already open, open the parts page file (.plz format) that needs to be manually hotpointed by logging into Docustudio and clicking "Open" in the file toolbar to find the correct PLZ file.
- Select the ‘Hotpoint’ button in the top right corner of the Diagram pane to enter into Hotpoint mode.
- In the Diagram toolbar, click on the Hotpoint icon.
- Within the BOM, click on the item number that you want to add a hotpoint for in the diagram; Docustudio will highlight that item line in the BOM.
- Now click on the diagram callout where you would like to place the hotpoint; Docustudio will add a hotpoint and that point will be associated to the BOM line item you selected.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 above for all items in the BOM.
- In the Diagram toolbar, click on the Increase/Decrease Hotpoint Size icons to fit the hotpoints to the callouts in the diagram.
- In the Diagram toolbar, click on the Outline Mode icon to toggle on/off the the hotpoints and verify that they are numbered and aligned correctly.
- Use the cursor to drag any hotpoints around the image in order to realign.
- Save your new interactive parts page Docustudio by going to: File > Save.
For detailed descriptions and definitions for the diagram and hotpoint toolbars, refer to: DocuStudio Settings.
For tips, tricks and best practices for hotpointing diagrams, refer to: Hotpointing Tips and Tricks.
For complete instructions on how to create, populate, hotpoint and save a new parts page, refer to: How to Create an Interactive Parts Page.