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The project process can be a combination of 2D, 3D, and image viewers. The Intelligent Digital twin will be available in the 2D/3D, and image viewers 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, annotations, and results more effectively. The available layers are the following.

  • annotation_on_image.pngAnnotations: it contains all the image annotations made for the purpose of inspection. For more information, visit Image annotations.
  • Vector__2_.jpg Inventory: it contains the inventory items recognized by Artificial Intelligence. This layer is only available for Cell tower asset types when the project has reached the final status Completed. The inventories are grouped based on the detected inventory types (Panel Antenna, Microwave Antenna, and Ancillary Box). When clicking the individual inventory items, the detailed Inventory item Card panel opens on the right. The color bar in front of the inventory items shows the on/off status of the inventory item. Inventory item name can be changed by clicking on name from the Inventory item card.
    The Vector.png icon allows the user to set the public/private status for each of the inventory items. The inventory items set as public will be available through the share-link and JSON/PDF reports while the inventory items set as private will not. This allows sharing only a subset of inventory items or to generate the reports based on the current public/private selection.
  • measurement_unit.jpgMeasurements: it contains created measurements such as distance, area, and volumes. Click on Vector.jpg icon to turn off/on the visibility of the measurement. 

     

    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 Elevation map.
      • 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 Elevation map.
      • 3D area: area of the 3D polygon.
      • 2D perimeter: perimeter of the polygon projected on the 2D Elevation map.
      • 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 Elevation map.
      • 3D area: area of the 3D polygon.
      • 2D perimeter: perimeter of the polygon projected on the 2D Elevation map.
      • 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

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

  • camera.pngCamera Layer: it contains the input files of the project. The color bar in front of the camera shows the color of the highest severity level made on the annotation.

     

    When looking for the images in the Camera tab, the filter(filter.png) is a useful tool to narrow the search.
         All cameras: displays all the images that were used for processing.
         Master cameras displays only the images that are extracted by AI to provide a minimum subset for covering the whole 3D model.
         Only annotated: displays the images that are annotated.
         Only unreviewed: displays only the images that are reviewed.
         Only reviewed: displays the images that are not reviewed.

    You can also click on the visibility icon of the available cameras to change the visibility of the cameras on the 23/3D views and in the carousel.
    When the visibility icon is in show status(visibility.png):
       - The camera icon is displayed in the 2D/3D view.
       - Regular thumbnail in the carousel.
       - Cameras are taken into account for image navigation of the carousel through the arrow/cursor

    When the visibility icon is in hide status(visibility_off.png):
       - The camera icon is not displayed in the 2D/3D view.
       - Thumbnail set to opaque in the carousel.
       - Cameras are skipped during navigation in the carousel using arrow/cursor.

  • settings.pngIntelligent Digital twin: it contains processed 2D/3D layers such as Elevation map, Image map, 3D Model, and Textured 3D Model.

     

    Elevation map

    When clicking the Elevation map 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.

    Image map

    When clicking the Image map 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.

    Textured 3D Model

    When clicking the Textured 3D Model 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.

    3D Model

    When clicking the 3D Model 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 3D Model 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 3D Model in 3D.
      • Point size: magnify the size of the points from a factor or 0.05 to 10.
  • cloud_download-outline.png Export: it contains all the exportable reports, inputs, and outputs. For more information, visit Export.

 

Filter by name 

When looking for an item 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 of its item to search.

2D/3D view

 
Note: The 3D view is available after the 3D Model 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 (Image map and Elevation map).
  • The 3D view shows the cameras and annotations in 3D and the 3D Model.

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.
 
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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