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Settings Menu

This page explains the Settings Menu of the 3D Mapping Cloud Viewer and 3DM Publisher HTML5 Viewer and how to use it.

The menu can be reached by the settings-icon on the bottom left of the viewer.



Display Point Cloud on Image
Option to display the Point Cloud on the image in the view modes.
This can also be changed in the Resources Sidebar.

Display viewing direction label
Option to display towards which wind direction the view modes are aimed.
This label becomes visible under the view mode menu.

Invert Zoom Direction
Option to reverse the direction of zooming when using the mouse wheel.
Default settings (switch icon is disabled): Push away to zoom out

Reference Ground height
Allows to pick the ground height value by clicking in one of the 3D views.
The value is used for displaying 2D resources and is calculated as follows:

  • On any image view : Z coordinate of the photo position view point minus the height offset of the camera above ground, see Orbit run configuration.
  • 3D point cloud view : Z coordinate of the 3D viewpoint downwards intersection with the point cloud. This technique will only be used if no image view has been opened.

Reference View

Display Vector Resources
Option to make vector resources visible on the Reference View.

3D View

Display basemap
Option to make the basemap visible on the 3D view(s). The basemap appears on the Reference Ground Height.

Drape basemap on Terrain Model

Stereo View Type
Option to choose from different stereo techniques to display the 3D View.

  • Stereo Anaglyph
  • Stereo Side-By-Side
  • Stereo Side-By-Side (RHF)
  • Stereo Side-By-Side (RVF)
  • Stereo Top-Bottom

Image Views

Next or previous image by sequence
Option to make the Sequence arrows visible in the View Mode Menu. This gives the user the possibility to jump from the current planar or sphere image to the previous or next one.

Oblique Views

Follow Focus
If this is enabled, than all View Modes will refocus if the focus was changed in one of the View Modes or in the Reference View.

Follow Zoom
If this is enabled, than all View Modes will zoom in/out according to the zooming in/out in one of the View Modes.

Spherical Image View

Display Vector Resources View Depth
Options to adjust the view depth visibility of the vector resources on the spherical image view (distance from the photo position).

Planar Image View

Rotate Image to force north up
Option to choose if planar images should always face be rotated north up in the Planar View Mode.

Open automatically new best Image near edge of current image
When enabled, a new planar image will be opened in the Planar View Mode if the current image is dragged to the side. Drag to the left and a new planar image that is located on the right of the current image will be opened.


Measure Technique
Choose the desired technique used for measurements.
Information about the measure techniques:

Hover Search Radius
Set the minimum and maximum value of the radius of the circle around the cursor in which point cloud points are searched to use for measurements.

Hover Gap Distance

Display Coordinate Reference System
Allows selecting a CRS for displaying measurements results.
By default WGS84 will be used, additionally, measurements results can be displayed in the CRS of any resource included in the publication.

Display Units of Relative Measurements
Allows selecting meter, foot or yards as measuring unit.

Last modified:: 2019/04/10 11:22