anyone have any suggestions for using the user interface in case studies properly?
i had one problem where the drawings took so long to load that i took a mental break and sat back in my chair and chilled out but the problem was that when the drawing finally loaded a lot of times i had to go back to the question because i forgot what i was supposed to be looking for.
i also kept forgetting to re-click the PAN button on each question (? or each reload of the question?) so i ended up doing a lot of herky-jerky "etch-a-sketch" type panning.
anyone taking NOTES off the PLANS before diving headlong into sections or elevations or roof plans or whatever?!
i had a problem where i would be looking for the western portion or a plan (or whatever) but because the NORTH ARROWS flip around so much i didn't know if plan north on the PLAN was actually up so i would have to scroll out in the roof plan or floor plan to see if i could find a north arrow (or whatever). then in one case i had to find a door in elevation but i found it SUPER HARD to figure out if the door in the elevation was the door in the plan i had just been in since i was in a DIFFERENT DRAWING and couldn't realistically get back to the plan to try to correlate things. am i missing something? i found it almost impossible - without guessing - to try and register a complicated 15,000 sf plan with the elevations.
and then pretty much the same issue with the ROOF PLAN and the FLOOR PLAN. i mean, by the time i zoom that window in, and eventually get to a point where i can read the drawing in the window - i am so far underwater i can't figure out where i am in the actual drawing i am IN - let alone figure out how the zoomed in area i am looking at relates to another drawing in the drawing set.
i'm sure this sounds like i am bashing but i don't know how to improve my (or others') ability to answer these questions without explaining and trying to get help with problems.
so - i am planning on writing down PLAN NORTH on my sketch paper so i can refer to it in each case study. are there other notes or steps that testers can recommend so i can improve my chances of not getting lost in there?
i know managing the PULLDOWN zoom scale is important. i guess some testers use mouse buttons for zoom? other suggestions?!
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