New demo Viewer contents on a wide range of surveying topics are continually added to the customer portal. Use the login codes below to access them.
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The Viewer is based on HTML-5 and has been tested on Windows 10 with the following web browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge. The viewer may work on other platforms and browsers, but they are not officially supported. Limited functionality on tablets or other mobile devices.
- None of the settings in the Viewer will damage the data. Should error messages appear, these will have been triggered by insufficient capacity of the viewing system. Reducing the “point budget” (see Appearance) and reloading the content (e.g. Ctrl+F5 in Windows 10) will solve problems.
- Gizmos (red dots) for measurements can be roughly positioned at first and then fine-tuned by zooming in closer (mouse wheel) and positioning more precisely.
- Expanded Zoom (magnification). If the zoom with the mouse wheel doesn’t go any further, double-clicking (left mouse button) on the position in the point cloud to be enlarged will help. This reloads points in this area and expands the zoom range.
- Reducing visible data by means of selection (see Clip Task under Tools) makes it easier to position the gizmos for measurements.
- Altering the point size (see Scene – Point Clouds – Point Size) changes the visibility of the points. This also makes it easier to position gizmos (red dots).
- MenuTop left, toggle can be opened and collapsed. All settings and interactions with the scene.
- NAVIGATION – ORBIT CONTROL (STANDARD NAVIGATION)Turns around the point of rotation when left mouse button is held down – tip! Double-clicking a point alters the point of rotation and zooms in. The right mouse button pans the view. Scroll wheel alters the zoom.
- Navigation - Earth ControlHolding down the left mouse button selects anchor point. Right mouse button rotates around the anchor point. Scroll wheel controls the zoom.
- NAVIGATION – FLY CONTROL+ Rotation around the viewer position with left mouse button held down = direction of flight. Arrow keys start/end flight in the respective direction. Scroll wheel alters flight speed.
- NAVIGATION – HELICOPTER FLIGHT+ Flight at constant altitude. Holding down the left mouse button alters the viewing direction. Arrow keys start/end the flight in the respective direction. Scroll wheel alters the flight speed.
- NAVIGATION – FULL EXTENTZoom to full overview
- NAVIGATION – NAVIGATION CUBEShows navigation cube with basic views
- NAVIGATION – BASIC VIEWSChanges the basic view.
- NAVIGATION – CAMERA PROJECTIONChanging the camera projection – Perspective / Orthographic
- MEASUREMENT – ANGLE MEASUREMENTThree gizmos positioned in the scene. Gives the angles between the gizmos.
- MEASUREMENT – POINT MEASUREMENTOne gizmo positioned in the scene. Gives x, y and z coordinates.
- MEASUREMENT – DISTANCE MEASUREMENTAny number of gizmos positioned in the scene. Incremental dimensions are possible in this case. Gives the relative distance between the gizmos.
- MEASUREMENT – HEIGHT MEASUREMENTTwo gizmos positioned in the scene. Gives the relative height difference between the gizmos.
- MEASUREMENT – AREA MEASUREMENTAny number of consecutive gizmos positioned to draw a perimeter in the scene. Gives the relative distance between gizmos and the area measurement of the area within the perimeter.
- MEASUREMENT – HEIGHT PROFILEAny number of consecutive gizmos positioned in the scene. A red band appears between the gizmos, which functions as a profile marker.
In the Scene tab, under Properties a 2D height profile can be shown (show 2d profile). The width of the profile marker can be altered in the input field (Width).
The height profile can be extended across the entire point cloud (selected). In the height profile (show 2d profile), a reduced point cloud 2D CSV or a 3D LAS file of this profile marker can be exported.
- CLIPPING (SHOW/HIDE)Several gizmos positioned to define a clipping region, designating the portions to be shown or hidden (Clip Task). Click right mouse button to deselect.
- Clipping – Polygon clip (show/hide)Several gizmos positioned to define a clipped area, designating the portions to be shown or hidden (Clip Task). Click right mouse button to deselect.
- SELECTION BOX (SHOW/HIDE)Creates a clipping volume (3D box) through a scene.
Note: This selection only works when the Camera Projection is set to Orthographic mode.
- With this function, precise cross-sections can be cut through scenes and even combined with measurements.
- The selection box can be selected under Scene so that the corresponding gizmo can be frequently shown. The orthographic camera can also be aligned as required using the eye symbol.
- POINT BUDGETNumber of simultaneously visible points. Note: If the set value is too high for the respective computer, this may trigger error messages. To remedy, reload the scene and reduce the point budget.
- FIELD OF VIEWThis alters the aperture angle of the camera. This only works when the Camera Projection is set to Perspective and not Orthographic mode! – see Tools
- EYE-DOME-LIGHTINGAdds shading (adjustable spread) around closely spaced points (radius). This makes edges stand out more clearly, improving depth perception.
- BACKGROUNDSelection of a background for the scene The default setting is Gradient. Note: This would overlap a Cesium card, if used.
- SPLAT QUALITYAlters the shape of the points. Standard = square. High quality = circle. Node Size alters the size. Note: Depending on the viewing computer, this may slow down the scene significantly.
- CHECK BOXES – BOX, LOCK VIEWBox shows Octree bounding boxes. Lock view freezes the point settings.
- ExportIf it is available for a scene, this option can be used to export data.
Tip! Selected measurements (distance, heights, angles) can be saved as a DXF and directly imported into CAD. In CAD, they will be shown as 3D polylines
- Point CloudsProvides check boxes to show and hide the point clouds in the scene.
Tips! A selected point cloud has many attributes and properties regarding coloring and display.
- The opacity and transparency of a point cloud can be adjusted by altering the point size.
- Coloring can be used for differentiation purposes or elevation ranges can be displayed in different colors.
- MeasurementsProvides check boxes to show or hide all measurements, cross-sections, and selections made in the scene.
- AnnotationsShows any viewer editing annotations.
- OTHER – SPECIAL EXTENSIONSFor customer-specific extensions. A camera is the default setting.