Creating a story in Vertex gives users the ability to collaborate on 3D models by streamlining the model review process using a cloud-based solution. When a Vertex Story is created and shared, all collaborators have instant access to the story from their computer, tablet, or phone. A story consists of snapshots that highlight areas in a model that need to be reviewed. Each snapshot includes collaborative information, such as descriptions and comments. If allowed by the story creator, collaborators can also export the geometry that’s visible in each snapshot, take measurements and cut sections. Collaborators can review a story and add their own comments and file attachments. This drastically reduces the amount of time it takes to identify and respond to problems in a model.
An important feature of a story is that it can be shared with collaborators who don’t yet have a Vertex account. When a story is shared with a non-Vertex user, they are given complimentary 3D access to Vertex in the form of a Story User account. Story Users will have all of the features they need to collaborate effectively on a story. Stories can only be created by Admin or Connect Users. For more information about what functionality is available to Story or Connect Users, see What can collaborators do in a story?