Open the Workspace sidebar using the flyout :
Pick one of the presets to set your Screen Layout. There’s a choice between a single 3D view, or a combination of the 3D view with a base map either at the top, at the left side or floating, and more.
When selecting Top Base Map, Left Base Map, Floating Base Map or Oblique, all other part(s) shows the standard multifunctional view. But it also adds new capabilities starting with the menu options to be found central-top in the viewer :
This allows to open multiple views of the same data all at once.
Several Screen Layouts have a Reference Map (slightly grey in the iconography). This reference map is used to display a 2D base map, e.g. an orthophoto or a street map, allowing to position the other views on that reference map.
Navigation in the Reference Map is very intuitive : just click and drag to roam around, or use the scroller to zoom in and out. It’s very much like any other 2D or GIS map navigation.
The Reference Map also has supplementary options :
– geocoding service : type in the address you’re looking for, and it will try to find the location.
– base map choice : if you have more than 1 base map selected, you can pick your base map here.
– you can use the current base map in the 3D view as well. Looks really nice !
To read more about Base maps, see About Resources.
We also have a blog page introducing the Reference Map : Using the Reference Map
The standard 3D Mapping view is always available, in any of the Screen Layouts. This view shows your resources in 3D, or in any other appearance according to the chosen resources.
This component has 2 menu’s situated centrally at the top of the window.
This menu shows the number of the view on top. If you have multiple views open, this number is also used to reference them on the Reference Map.
This menu switches between the available view modes
The options are only available if any associated Resource is opened.
We’ve migrated our very powerful desktop measurement capabilities, including the use of triangulation based measurement (image only, no point cloud use) and the capability to start measuring in one view and continue in the other one to pick the best view for each vertex in your measurement.