The Main ribbon includes the options for node management, for how edits will be applied, some predefined 3D views and options for saving the 3D view, as well as some options for how and what will be displayed on the 3D view.
To get a quick overview of the 3D Viewer to get started, go to 3DViewerOverview (3DViewerOverview).
To see the mouse buttton options and shortcuts used to navigate the 3D view, go to 3DViewerShortcuts (3DViewerShortcuts).
- Auto Apply - Auto apply edits to the 3D view. When doing a series of edits, it can be faster to turn ‘Auto apply’ off and instead use ‘Apply’ to update the 3D view.
- Apply - Apply edits to the 3D view. Use this to apply edits when ‘Auto apply’ is turned off. Not all edits can be postponed, and some edits have a separate individually ‘Apply’ button.
Options for adding subnodes, deleting and renaming nodes. New nodes are added either using Load File from the File ribbon or often easier using Add Layer from the 3D ribbon in Aarhus Workbench.
- Add Subnode - Add a subnode to the selected node. The subnode inherits the extend and data from the selected node. Subnodes makes it possible to customize the visualization of the data. It is for example possible to add several subnodes to a selected node and use each to display a section cut through the node at the same time. Draping image on grids can only be done for subnodes.
- Delete - Delete the selected node from the project. Data in the workspace database or layers on the workspace GIS will not be deleted.
- Rename - Rename the selected node.
Options for the 3D view. Include two predefined zoom options for the 3D view and options for saving the 3D view to an image file or to the clipboard.
- Zoom to Layer - Zoom the 3D view to a position where the selected node is in the center of the view. The 3D view will be looking down at the node in a 45-degree angle with north up.
- Zoom All - Zoom the 3D view to a position where all nodes are within the view. The 3D view will be looking down at the nodes at a 90-degree angle with north up.
- Save Image - Save image of current 3D view as a PNG or BMP file.
- Clipboard - Save image of current 3D view to clipboard.
- Rec Start - Start a video recording of the 3D view. The recording is based on rendered frames rather than real time capture. When recording the button changes to Rec Stop.
Options for exaggeration of distance and height on the 3D view.
- East (X) - Use X-axis exaggeration of distance to produce a visualization that fits the data.
- North (Y) - Use Y-axis exaggeration of distance to produce a visualization that fits the data.
- Elevation (Z) -Use Z-axis exaggeration of height to produce a visualization that fits the data.
- Axes - Show or hide the display of the axes on the 3D view.
- Center - Show or hide the display of the center guide lines.
- Cut Plane - Show or hide the display of the cut plane for the selected node. Only selected nodes with a section or volume cut type can display a cut plane.
- Head Light - Show or hide the display of the head light, a simulated light source placed at the viewer. This can be useful for making details in grids more easily visible.
- Unit Vectors - Show or hide the display of the unit vectors.
- Background Color - Change the background color of the 3D view.
- X-Axis color - Change the color of the X-Axis.
- Y-Axis color - Change the color of the Y-Axis.
- Z-Axis color - Change the color of the Z-Axis.