System and method for dynamic linking between graphic documents and comment data bases

  • US 8,595,617 B2
  • Filed: 06/30/2011
  • Issued: 11/26/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/11/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method for dynamic linking between a graphic document and a comment database comprising:

  • recording in non-transitory memory a base graphic representation of a project;

    linking, by a computer system, a coordinate overlay grid of a coordinate overlay program having a linked data storage structure for overlay position coordination and display with respect to said base graphic representation,wherein said coordinate overlay program has a notation subprogram linked or mapped to said coordinate overlay grid enabling a user to identify a coordinate position on said coordinate overlay grid with an assigned symbol and identifier;

    recording at least a text comment data record in said linked data storage structure referenced to said identifier, wherein the linked data storage structure comprises a database;

    accessing and providing for display the text comment data record in a worldwide web format document at least in part by activating said linked data storage structure for a desired coordinate position found by detecting the movement of a cursor over said base graphic representation on a display by the user to a location having an assigned symbol and identifier, wherein the worldwide web format document is configured to receive;

    user comment data correction,user comment additions,user comment deletions,user approval, andcompletion annotation;

    identifying, by the computer system, differences between the base graphic representation of the project and at least one other graphic representation; and

    providing, by the computer system, a query program configured to selectively search and access a plurality of databases and to return database records pertinent to specific project activities.

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