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

  • US 9,720,886 B2
  • Filed: 11/19/2013
  • Issued: 08/01/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/11/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system comprising:

  • a data store configured to record a base graphic representation of a project;

    a computer processor;

    a non-transitory computer readable storage medium which stores programmatic instructions that, when executed by the computer processor cause the system to perform operations comprising;

    link a coordinate overlay grid to the base graphic representation;

    enable a user to identify a coordinate position on the coordinate overlay grid with an assigned symbol and identifier;

    record at least a text or graphic comment data record, including a text or graphic comment from the user, in the linked data storage structure, referenced to the assigned identifier;

    detect, while the base graphic representation is displayed and after the text or graphic comment from the user is recorded in the linked data storage structure, a user positioning a cursor over a location on the base graphic representation having the assigned symbol and identifier;

    in response to detecting the positioning of a cursor over a location on the base graphic representation having the assigned symbol and identifier, access and provide for display in a worldwide web format document the text or graphic comment from the text or graphic comment data record wherein the displayed worldwide web format document is configured to receive;

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

    identify differences between the base graphic representation of the project and at least one other graphic representation; and

    selectively search and access a plurality of databases and return database records pertinent to specific project activities.

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