PIX4Dcatch Interface Overview


Welcome to the PIX4Dcatch user interface(UI). This article identifies each button and folder providing a quick understanding and reference to how PIX4Dcatch is laid out.

The home/capture screen is the primary interface when opening the app. The signal quality indicator and user account options are found at the top of the screen.


PIX4Dcatch_signal_tab.png     Signal quality indicator

  • GPS Status
    Monitor the quality of cellular reception.
    • GPS_status_100.png 4 bars: Location accuracy less than 5m(16ft).
    • GPS_status_75.png 3 bars: Location accuracy between 5m(16ft) and 10m(33ft).
    • GPS_status_50.png 2 bars: Location accuracy between 10m(33ft) and 50m(164ft).
    • GPS_status_25.png 1 bar: Location accuracy greater than 50m(164ft).
    • GPS_status_0.png No bars: No GPS signal.
  • arrow_down.jpgGPS Sensor / Bluetooth selection
    • Integrated GPS Sensor: Default selection using the internal GPS for geolocation.
    • viDoc RTK via Bluetooth: Select when connecting viDoc RTK rover.

PIX4Dcatch_account_options.png     Account settings


PIX4Dcatch Account dialog.

Account details

  • Create Account: Access form for new users to create an account.
  • Log in: Access form for existing account holders to log in.


  • View Onboarding: View onboarding slides.
  • Documentation: Opens the PIX4Dcatch documentation page to access learning materials.
  • Community: Opens the PIX4Dcatch Community page.
  • Pix4D Terms and Policies: List of Pix4D terms and policies.
  • Third Party licenses: List of third-party licenses.
  • App Usage Disclaimer: Access the PIX4Dcatch App Usage Disclaimer.
  • The installed version of the PIX4Dcatch app.


PIX4Dcatch is ready to capture.

Capture functions and project folders are found at the bottom of the window. The capture button DARK.jpg starts a capture, and the pause button pause.jpg pauses a capture. During capture, the primary.jpg button saves a project, and the cancel_circle.jpg button aborts a project.

Live_preview_button.png     Live Preview


PIX4Dcatch Live Preview screen.

iOS and Android users with LiDAR or ToF sensors can use the Live Preview feature to gain insight into what is being captured.

  • Map_view.png   Top view: Full view of the project area.
  • POV_view.png   First-person view: Focused view from the camera perspective.
  • Cancel_preview.png   Cancel: Close the Live Preview window.
  • point_cloud.png   Point Cloud: View the points collected.
  • camera_position.png   Cameras: Show the camera positions.

Use the live preview to help see what is captured.

file_blk.jpg     Projects


PIX4Dcatch Project dialog.

  • Search projects using keywords.
  • Filter projects by type.
    • Captured
    • Processed
    • Processing
    • All
  • The number of projects.
  • Select multiple projects for deletion.

Each project thumbnail contains unique information, including the number of images, upload status, project name, and capture date. Tap and hold a project to access the project menu allowing further actions.


Project thumbnail menu.

  • Rename: Rename the project
  • Upload: Upload to PIX4Dcloud
  • Export all data: Export the entire project to save or process locally.
  • Export captured point cloud (PLY): Exports the collected point cloud from devices with LiDAR or TOF sensors. (This is not used in processing but for visualization in the Live Preview)
  • Export captured mesh (OBJ): Export the collected mesh when selected.
  • Export Logs: Exports the current log files documenting internal aspects of the entire project. It is important to export logs soon after a potential issue as they can be overwritten with new information.
  • Delete: Deletes the project.

GCP_management.png     GCP management


PIX4Dcatch GCP Management dialog.

From the GCP management dialog window, it is possible to:

  • See the number of collections.
  • PIX4Dcatch_GCP_list_map_view_toggle.png Toggle between list and map views.
  • List of existing collections.
    • coordinateSystem_icon.jpg Input coordinate reference system.
    • gcp.png The number of measured points in the collection.
  • New_GCP_collection.png Start a new GCP collection.

Select a collection for the list of points measured.


PIX4Dcatch single point collection dialog.

  • export.jpg Export GCP collection. Complete(full information) and PIX4Dmatic-based files(for direct import to PIX4Dmatic) and logs are exported.
  • Collection name
  • The number of measured points currently in the collection.
  • PIX4Dcatch_GCP_list_map_view_toggle.png Toggle list and map views
  • Collected points.
    • PIX4Dcatch_measured_GCP.jpg

      PIX4Dcatch single point measurement dialog.

    • Point name.
    • RTK/GPS tag.
    • Horizontal and vertical accuracies.
    • Coordinates measured.
    • calendar.png Date measured.
    • timer.png Measurement duration.
  • New_GCP_button.png Measure a new GCP.
  • Output coordinate reference system for the GCP collection.

settings_button.jpg     Settings


PIX4Dcatch main settings dialog.

Use the Settings dialog to adjust and customize features within the PIX4Dcatch app.

For detailed information: Settings - PIX4Dcatch.

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