This section will go over the Verity QA tools. The buttons in the QA Tools panel will let you review, adjust, and approve the results for each item in Verity.
The “Measure” tool (located on the left) will allow you to measure the distance between two click-points. The measure tool does not snap to points or geometry and should be used to establish scale (understand the size of elements in Verity, or the distance between elements, points, or geometry in the plane of the view. This is why the tool only works when the split pane is activated, and only in the projected views.
Located in the center of the three, the Measure Scan Point Distance tool will allow you to click a point on the As-Built surface and measure the average distance from that point to the points used to fit the As-Built geometry to the point cloud. The tool provides a spot measurement tool that is repeatable and doesn’t rely on a single point as the basis of measurement. Error ranges and number of points used are provided to show the variance within the point data at that location. When active, this mode will highlight the As-Built geometry. The cursor will change to a crosshair when hovering over the As-Built geometry for picking a measurement point.
Located on the right, the Measure Scan Point Distance tool will take a click point on the As-Built surface and measure the distance from that point to the same point on the As-Designed. This provides a spot-measurement tool between the two identical geometries. The tool reports the linear distance as well as the X, Y, and Z components in project coordinates. When active, this mode will highlight the As-Built geometry, and the cursor will change to a crosshair for picking a measurement point.
Verity also has several fields in the Item Table that you can fill out with whatever additional information you would like to include in the report.
- Action Required – this field provides a place to note any next steps or actions that need to occur to come to a resolution about the item. Usually, this field populated with things like “Fix in the field” or “Update as-built drawings” or the names of people to get involved.
- Notes – as the name suggests, this field is for a user to write down any additional notes about the item. An example would be grid intersection information for each item that needs action.
Both these fields will be present in any of the data reporting options we have and can be very useful in organizing and explaining the results.
There are also two fields designed to help you keep track of which items you have reviewed and which you haven’t.
- Reviewer – This lets you type in a name, initials, or anything else you might desire to indicate who has looked at the results and decided they’re sufficient to generate reports from.
- Review Status – This lets you designate one of three pre-defined statuses for each item.
- Not Reviewed
- Under Review
While you can fill out or edit each of these fields manually, Verity also has a review workflow to fill both fields simultaneously.
The “Accept Current Status” button (the green checkmark) places your name, initials, or whatever you’ve typed into the “Active Reviewer” field in the QA Tools section of the toolbar into the “Reviewer” field and also changes the “Review Status” to Reviewed.”
If you haven’t filled out the “Active Reviewer” in the toolbar the first time you press this button in the Verity project, a dialog will appear prompting you to type in the reviewer for that session. This will then populate the “Active Reviewer” field in the menu bar with whatever you type. The information in the “Active Reviewer” field will then be used from them on for that project.
If you wish to change active reviewers mid-session or for the project, just change the text in the “Active Reviewer” field. After this change, any newly accepted items will get the new name. You can always manually change the Reviewer field later by editing it in the table directly.