AutoVue Digital Annotation
(Also referred to as Markups)

In addition to comprehensive viewing capabilities, AutoVue delivers digital markup and annotation capabilities that allow team members, suppliers, and customers to collaborate on digital product and asset information. Team members can communicate feedback, change requests, comments, and instructions in an effective and timely manner, through markups and real time collaboration.


AutoVue markups are created as separate files and linked to the associated document. These markups are saved as distinct layers on top of the original file, which remains intact and is never altered.

Markup files can be stored on a local drive, network drive, or in Content Management, Product Lifecycle Management or Enterprise Resource Planning systems, making them available to other users. This ability to capture and store digital comments and feedback within the appropriate context, greatly facilitates the review process and allows organizations to capture a reliable audit trail of all change requests, decisions and approvals.

Save markups independently of the associated document and preserve the integrity of the original information

Create multiple markup files for any document

Define multiple markup layers, per markup file

Turn markup layers on and off as needed

Load several markup files at once, or selectively, and set which markup file or layer will be active

Print markups along with the document

Comprehensive selection of markup entities, line, shape, graphical and textual markup entities, as well as attachments and OLE objects

Point-and-click edit and resize markup entities

In-place editing of markup entity properties, such as line weight, style and color; text font, size and color; text strings and captions

Sticky note editor import and export content, with a full complement of text attributes, paragraph formatting, and clip-board functions

• Quickly approve markups and comments with digital sign-off. The sign-off stamp contains information about the markup author, date and time of creation, providing a reliable trail of changes and approvals

Organize symbol markup entities in symbol libraries. Browse, preview, and drag-and-drop symbols from libraries onto the active markup layer. All graphical formats supported by AutoVue can be imported into existing or new symbol libraries

Attach sound, video, and graphics to markup files, allowing teams to include additional information like instructions or how-to videos for downstream departments

Manage and track markups. Markups can be filtered by author, page, entity type or layer, making it quick and easy to display, sort, manage and track reviewers comments and annotations

Consolidate markup files for simplified management or archiving purposes

Electronically sign and stamp document sets with attributes from the back-office system with AutoVue's Intellistamp

Regular markup files can be edited by anyone viewing them
Read-only markup files may only be edited by the author

Master markup files are automatically loaded as a document is opened for viewing. Only the author has editing privileges of the Master Markup. This is useful to alert team members to new critical information about the file
Consolidated markup files Select two or more markup files associated with a given document and combine them into a single file. Centralize change requests, comments, and instructions from workgroup members


AutoVue provides a comprehensive set of markup entities that allow users to collaborate on hundreds of different file formats by adding graphical or textual information to a document and without altering a files original content.

2D Markup Entities:

Arc–draws an arc

Box–draws an outlined box

Circle–draws an outlined circle

Cloud–draws a closed multi-lobed cloud shape

Filled Box–draws an opaque filled box

Freestyle Draw–a continuous irregular line follows the path of the cursor

Highlight–draws a transparent filled polygon in the current selected color

Hyperlink - create hyperlinks in your current file so that your files and applications outside AutoVue are only a click away

Leader–draws an arrowhead connected to a polyline and associate it with text

Text–creates text directly viewable on the loaded document

Line–draws a straight line

Polyline–draws a broken multi-segmented line, composed of two or more connected straight lines

Polygon - draw any polygon shape

Sticky Note–Include large textual markups in sticky notes with full text editor capabilities

Symbol–inserts a symbol from a symbol library

OLE–inserts an OLE object (from the set of OLE objects available by the applications installed on the users computer)

Attachment–inserts text, audio or video files

• Measurements–Measurements on a part or assembly can be saved in a markup and rotated with the model

• Sign-off–creates an approval stamp containing information about the markup author, date and time of creation