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How to use "Peer-to-Peer Collaboration"  XML
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Kalloc Studios

Joined: 19/08/2014 00:25:41
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"Peer-to-Peer Collaboration" allows multiple users to navigate in the same file at the same time regardless of their physical location. Users can mark issues and make design changes with everyone's presence in the file. These changes will be reflected immediately for collaborators to review. Peer-to-Peer Collaboration has three easy ways to host/connect: Internet connection, LAN connection or Direct IP..
Note: Fuzor VDC or Fuzor Ultimate is required to host a Peer-to-Peer Collaboration session. However, any version of Fuzor (VDC, Ultimate, BIM, Design, VRC , Collaboration Viewer) can join a Peer-to-Peer Collaboration session.

Step 1: Navigate to the "Network Collaboration" interface.

Connecting Via Internet connection
Step 1: Open your project in Fuzor
Step 2: Select "Internet" from the dropdown box

Step 3: Click "Host" button displayed below.

Step 4: A session code will appear as displayed below.

Step 5: The session code will also be displayed in the collaboration UI.

Note: Users will need this session code to join the collaboration session. To copy the session code, follow the step below.

Step 6: Click on the copy button displayed below.

Step 7: Distribute your session code to any users that will be joining the session.

Step 1: Copy and paste the session code into the area shown below.

Step 2: Click "Join" button

Connecting Via LAN connection
LAN is useful for connecting on closed networks.

Step 1: Open your project in Fuzor
Step 2: Select "Internet" from the dropdown box

Step 3: Click "Host"

Step 1: Click the "Search LAN" button to search for active Fuzor LAN sessions

Note: All available LAN sessions will appear in the UI

Step 2: Select an available LAN session and click "Join"

Connecting through a Direct IP connection

Step 1: Select "Direct IP" from the dropdown box

Step 2: Click the "Host" button

Step 3: Click the copy button to copy the host IP

Step 4: Distribute the copied IP address to any users that will be joining the session.

Step 1: Paste the host IP address into the IP input box

Step 2: Click "Join"

Features of "Peer-to-Peer Collaboration"

Tour Guide
Tour Guide locks guests to the the host avatar’s position; users still have control over their camera view.
Free Roaming
Free Roaming allows all users within the session to navigate the project freely. Free Roaming also allows for users to annotate problem areas and add callout markers.

Note: To switch to and from "Tour Guide" and "Free roaming", click on the buttons shown below. (Only the host has this ability)

Note: UI is as shown below.

- The upper section of the UI, highlighted in yellow displays all users currently in the real time collaboration session.
- Users can teleport to the location of any other attendee in the project by clicking their name in the attendee list.
- The session host is designated by a megaphone icon next to their name.
- The top section highlighted in orange displays the session code. This can be a code or an IP address.
- The session controls are located at the bottom highlighted in white. Please note that only the host can change the control style from Tour Guide to Free Roaming and vise versa.

Any users can communicate with the integrated chat on real time collaboration highlighted in green above.

The names over each avatar make it easy to distinguish users in a project

User can easily see dialog appear over the users head, as shown below

Undock the chat window by clicking on the arrow in the upper right corner of the chat log

VR Collaboration
Step 1: Make sure the VR equipment is plugged into the same graphics card as the monitor.
Step 2: While in a collaboration session, click on the VR button.

Note: In VR, users will see other users VR controllers move in real time. Hold the index trigger on the VR controller to enable the laser pointer for easy communication.

Passing presenter
Step 1: Click on the icon by the user's display name in the attendee list.

Step 2: Confirm if you want to pass presenter to that user

Taking back presenter
Step 1: Click on the icon next to your own name in the attendee list

Step 2: The "You are now the presenter" message will appear on your screen

Adding a marker
User can alert everyone of an issue by placing a marker

Step 1: Hold the alt key and left-click on the position you want to mark

User can also alert everyone of an issue by placing an annotation on an object.
Step 1: Select any object
Step 2: Click an object and click the "Annotation" button in the Element Properties window

(See post "How to use improved annotation system")

Note: Annotations will be saved in real time to the collaboration project and can be viewed by any user in the session. Only the user that originally added the annotation can edit and delete the annotation.

Generating a report
All users can generate a report to document the collaboration session. The report gives a timestamped record of when users join and leave the session, as well any added annotations and all chat correspondence.

Step 1: To generate a report, press the “Generate Report” button shown below

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