The Design Overlay tool allows users to easily import and overlay design plans and maps on 2D orthomosaics in PIX4Dcloud Advanced. With the Design Overlay tool, the as-built can be quickly compared with the as-designed tool to check progress and identify as-built errors easily.
How to use the Desing Overlay tool
1. On the left panel, in correspondence with the Design Overlays layer, click .
2. The wizard Import overlay opens. To upload a file, select Upload file and browse to the file or drag and drop the file.
3. (Optional) If required, the uploaded file can be replaced by selecting Replace file.
4. A preview of the file is displayed.
5. Click Next to continue.
6. Define two points of reference on your plan, placing the blue and red markers on the image by drag-and-drop. To place markers more precisely or check the markers' placement:
- Zoom in by scrolling the mouse scroll wheel forwards.
- Zoom out by scrolling the mouse scroll wheel backward.
- Pan by holding down the mouse's left button.
7. Once the two markers are identified, select Next to align the uploaded file on the 2D map.
8. Align the imported Design Overlay by dragging the two markers to the same points of reference on the 2D orthomosaic. Match red to red and blue to blue.
Alternatively, manually edit the coordinates of the markers, adjusting their values in the Marker's coordinates.
9. Once each marker is in the correct position, select Complete to finalize the Design Overlay process and to return to the project page.
10. The imported Design Overlay appears on the left panel, within the Design Overlays layer. It may take a few minutes to process.
11. (Optional) Existing Design Overlays can be re-positioned or replaced by clicking next to them on the left panel.
12. (Optional) The Design Overlay name can be changed, descriptions and tags can be added to the layer, and its opacity adjusted. These changes won't be reflected in the other datasets on the Site.
13. (Optional) Multiple Design Overlays can be added to the same Site. To do so, repeat step 1.