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Add, Move, Change View

View Modes

Each View has a 'View Mode' fly-out menu that can be used to identify the current View Mode and also change the View Mode. The available View Modes depend on the loaded Resources:

  • 3D View
  • Streetlevel Spherical View
  • Streetlevel Planar View
  • Aerial Planar View
  • Aerial Oblique Planar View

Add View

Click one of the top buttons in the Sidebar marked with '+' icon to open a new view. Each button corresponds to a View Mode that is available in the workspace. Next, click on the Reference View or an existing View on the location the new View should be focused on.
The available reality data will define the available Open View options.
For more information on different View modes, see View Modes.

Move View

Move an existing View to a new focus location

Hover over the 'View Actions' fly-out, select the 'Move' action and pick another location by clicking on one of the Views or Reference View. For image views, it's possible to open a specific image by clicking on the footprint of the photo position itself.

To move all views at once, hold Shift in move mode and choose a new location. While holding Shift, 'move' in the View Action Fly-out will change to 'move all' to indicate this.

Switch View Mode

Change the View Mode of a View.

Hover over the 'View Mode' fly-out and choose the desired View mode to change the type of the existing View.

Focus other Views

Focus other view in the workspace to the same detail.

Hover over the 'View Actions' fly-out and select the 'Focus' action to let all other Views in the workspace focus on whatever the view is looking at. The reference view has a small 'Focus' action button positioned left of the scale bar.

Search & Open best photo

Add, Move and Focus Views trigger the request to Search and Open the “best” image.
Depending on the use case and data-type, different methods or configurations can be used.
Anyway, the action consists of 2 consecutive steps

  1. Get Candidates
  2. Sort Photos

Each Image View Mode has its own configuration.

Get Candidates

Find relevant photos around the requested Focus Coordinate.
Any photo becomes a candidate if

  • Focus Coordinate is nearby the Photo Coordinate (Search Radius).
  • Focus Coordinate is inside the field of View of the Photo.
  • View Position has direct Line-Of-Sight to the Focus Position (is not obstructed by a Mesh object for example).

Searching for candidates is done by incrementally increasing the search radius and ends when

  • one photo candidate is found, or
  • the maximum search radius is reached.

Sort Photos

Sort candidates by relevance, to get the best image and order alternative images.
The best image has the smallest value for the selected option


  • By Direction offset
    Offset between the Candidate Direction (Candidate to Focus Coordinate or Candidate Forward Direction when available) and Request Direction (3D View Position to Focus Coordinate).
  • By Pixel offset
    Pixel offset of the Focus Coordinate projected on the Candidate Image to the Candidate Image Center.
  • By Spatial distance
    Spatial distance of the Focus or View Coordinate to the Candidate Coordinate.
Last modified:: 2023/05/12 16:31