2D/3D view

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The inspection process can be a combination of 2D, 3D and image viewers. As soon as the images have been fully uploaded, the inspection project reaches the status Images available and the user can start inspecting the images. The photogrammetric results will be available in the 2D/3D view only after the corresponding processing steps have been performed and the outputs optimized for their web-visualization.

Layers

On the left side navigation bar, different tabs are available to access the inputs, annotation, and results more effectively. The available layers are the following.

  • processing_options.jpgProcessing Content: it contains processed 2D/3D layers such as DSM, orthomosaic, Point Cloud, and 3D Textured Mesh.

 

DSM

When clicking the DSM layer, the details panel opens on the right.

 

  • Name
  • (optional) Description
  • (optional) Tags
  • Settings
    • Visible: set the layer as visible or not visible.
    • Opacity: adjust the opacity level from 0 to 100.
    • Elevation: define the elevation interval of the points to be displayed in the layer.

Orthomosaic

When clicking the Orthomosaic layer, the details panel opens on the right.

 

  • Name
  • (optional) Description
  • (optional) Tags
  • Settings
    • Visible: set the layer as visible or not visible.
    • Opacity: adjust the opacity level from 0 to 100.

3D Textured Mesh

When clicking the 3D Textured Mesh layer, the details panel opens on the right. This output is available for all the asset types except Cell tower.

 

  • Name
  • (optional) Description
  • (optional) Tags
  • Settings
    • Visible: set the layer as visible or not visible.
    • Opacity: adjust the opacity level from 0 to 100.

Point Cloud

When clicking the Point Cloud layer, the details panel opens on the right.

 

  • Name
  • (optional) Description
  • (optional) Tags
  • Settings
    • Visible: set the layer as visible or not visible.
    • Elevation: enable this option to color the Point Cloud points with a color scale reflecting the elevation gradient.
    • Point size mode: options are adaptive and fixed. More information in: How to optimally visualize the Point Cloud in 3D.
    • Point size: magnify the size of the points from a factor or 0.05 to 10.
  •  Inventory: it contains the antennas recognized by Artificial Intelligence. This layer is only available for Cell tower asset types when the inspection project has reached the final status Completed. When clicking the individual antenna, the detailed Antenna Card panel opens on the right.
  • camera.png Camera Layer: it contains the input files of the inspection. This layer is available when the inspection project has at least reached the status Images available.
  • annotation_on_image.pngAnnotation: it contains all the image annotations made for the purpose of inspection. For more information, visit Image annotations.
  • measurement_unit.jpgMeasurements: it contains created measurements such as distance, area, volumes, and markers. Click on Vector.jpg icon to turn off/on the visibility of the measurement. Measurement can be exported and imported. More information in: How to export/import annotations.

 

Line

When clicking on a Line item in the Measurements, the details panel opens on the right.

 

  • Name
  • (optional) Description
  • (optional) Tags
  • Color: displayed color of the line.
  • Measurements
    • 2D length: length of the line projected on the 2D DSM.
    • 3D length: length of the 3D line.
    • Min. elevation: lowest elevation of the points forming the (poly)line.
    • Max. elevation: highest elevation of the points forming the (poly)line.
    • Elevation difference: difference between the highest and the lowest elevations.
    • Min. slope: minimum gradient value of the polyline.
    • Max. slope: maximum gradient value of the polyline.
    • Slope as percentage: display the above slope as percentage or in degrees.
  • Generate elevation profile: produce an elevation profile from the line. More information in: How to generate an elevation profile.

Polygon

When clicking on a Polygon item in the Measurements, the details panel opens on the right.

 

  • Name
  • (optional) Description
  • (optional) Tags
  • Color: displayed color of the polygon.
  • Measurements
    • 2D area: area of the polygon projected on the 2D DSM.
    • 3D area: area of the 3D polygon.
    • 2D perimeter: perimeter of the polygon projected on the 2D DSM.
    • 3D perimeter: perimeter of the 3D polygon.
    • Min. elevation: lowest elevation of the vertices forming the polygon.
    • Max. elevation: highest elevation of the vertices forming the polygon.
    • Elevation difference: difference between the highest and the lowest elevations.

Volume

When clicking on a Volume item in the Measurements layer, the details panel opens on the right.

 

  • Name
  • (optional) Description
  • (optional) Tags
  • Color: displayed color of the volume base surface.
  • Measurements
    • 2D area: area of the polygon projected on the 2D DSM.
    • 3D area: area of the 3D polygon.
    • 2D perimeter: perimeter of the polygon projected on the 2D DSM.
    • 3D perimeter: perimeter of the 3D polygon.
    • Min. elevation: lowest elevation of the vertices forming the polygon.
    • Max. elevation: highest elevation of the vertices forming the polygon.
    • Elevation difference: difference between the highest and the lowest elevations.
  • Volume

Marker

When clicking on a Marker item in the Measurements, the details panel opens on the right.

 

  • Name
  • (optional) Description
  • (optional) Tags
  • Color: displayed color of the marker.
  • Measurements
    • Coordinates (WGS84): latitude and longitude values in WGS84.
    • X: X coordinate in the projected coordinate system of the project.
    • Y: Y coordinate in the projected coordinate system of the project.
    • Z: Z coordinate in the projected coordinate system of the project.
    • Elevation: altitude of the point in the coordinate system of the project and in the measurement unit specified in the user's Account settings.

More information on annotations coordinate system in: Georeferencing of inspection projects, outputs and annotations.

  • cloud_download-outline.pngExport: it contains all the exportable reports, inputs, and outputs. For more information, visit Export.

 

Filter by name or tag

When looking for a layer or an item of a layer in the Layers tab, the filter is a useful tool to narrow the search.

At the top of the Layers tab,

  • To filter by name: type in the name of the layer or of its item.
  • To filter by tag: type the tag that has been previously assigned to this one to speed up the search process.

2D/3D view

 
Note: The 3D view is available after the point cloud has been generated. Before that, the 2D view is the only view that can be displayed.

The user can switch between the 2D and 3D view clicking 2D or 3D under the Basemap box.

  • The 2D view shows the cameras and annotations in 2D and the 2D outputs (Orthomosaic and DSM).
  • The 3D view shows the cameras and annotations in 3D and the 3D Point Cloud.

The Basemap box allows switching between the Streets and Satellite Maps of Mapbox.

2D/3D tools

  • select.pngSelect and Modify: it allows to pan the map/model, select and modify an element in the views, visualize its details in the Details panel.
  • distance.png Measure a distance or elevation: it allows to draw a (poly)line annotation and extract measurements. An elevation profile can be generated from a distance measurement. For more information visit: How to generate an elevation profile.
  • area.png Measure an area: it allows to draw a polygon annotation and extract measurements from it.
  • volume.png Measure a volume: it allows to draw a base surface upon which a volume annotation is created and volume measurements can be extracted.
  • marker.pngAdd a marker: it allows to add a point-like marker annotation and extract measurements from it.
 
Important: Annotations created in the 2D view affect the 3D view and vice versa. It means annotations are automatically synchronized from one view to the other.

Visualization settings

  • settings.png Viewer settings
    • In the 2D: it allows to enable or disable the labels (measurements) on the annotations.
    • In the 3D: it allows to change the color in the 3D background, to enable or disable the labels (measurements) on the annotations and to define the number of millions of points to be displayed in the model.
  • camera.png Take a screenshot: the command takes a screenshot from the active view at the current zoom level and without the user interface.
    • In the 2D: the screenshot contains the selected 2D layers with the selected basemap, the active annotations with their labels, if displayed.
    • In the 3D: the screenshot contains the selected 3D layers with the selected background color, the active annotations with their labels, if displayed.
  • focus_on_gps_position.png Show my current position: (only available in 2D) It shows the user's current position. A pop-up message from the user internet browser might ask to allow Pix4Dinspect to track the user location.
  • focus_on_selection.png Center Map: It allows to center the map/model onto the centered/default point of view.
  • zoom_in.png Zoom In: it allows to zoom into the map/model.
  • zoom_out.png Zoom Out: it allows to zoom out of the map/model.

 

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