UI/UX Design and Concepts

  • What-you-see-is-what-i-get (wysiwyg)
  • Default Tool: Object Select, use the "esc" key
  • Clear Selection: "backspace" key
  • Selection-Action Paradigm (pick then do)
  • Object Transforms according to selection hierarchy; tree, branch and leaf rules of object grouping

Tool Ribbon

The Tool Ribbon organizes your tools by common functionality or work process.

Tool Selection Menu

Select a Tool to perform a function. 

Camera Navigation Panel

Resets the camera view and camera pivot.

Right, Left, Front, Top views

Perspective and Orthographic view

Panoramic view from scanner center or a marker

Clip view to the ModelView created by Model View tool

Tool Properties

Shows input parameters to use in tools, a set of computation buttons, followed by results section.

Object Lister

List Objects within the current project and mange their:

    • Object name
    • Selection state
    • Group hierarchy
    • Data type
    • Visibility

Tool Prompt

Provides selection prompts and feedback in the tool.

Navigation & Selection

Select objects and points. To unselect, use backspace key.

Mouse wheel to zoom and press mouse wheel to pan.

Rotate view. To set camera rotation pivot, click right mouse button on object. To disable pivot, use from navigation panel.

Graphics Window

This is where your data model is displayed.

Cycle though terrestial scans, viewing them from the center of the scan. The switch between Points and Image allows to view the scan as points or textured sphere. The view as points is useful to select points and run any operation on selected points, such as, creation of a fitted sphere. Whereas, view as image provide best benefits for placing markers,  measurements and sketching lines. 

The forward and back buttons, take you to the next or previous scan. In addition, yellow circles in the 3D view denotes the base of other scans. Clicking on these yellow circles, allows you to view scan at that center.

Context menu

Visible all

All nodes under that group node become visible.


Select one or more nodes and use context menu on selected nodes to create a new group node.

Group under

Select one or more nodes and use context menu on any other group node to group the selected nodes under it.


Pointcloud nodes such as raw scandata and optimized nodes can be unloaded from memory when they are not required, to speed up processing. The data needs to be explicity reloaded to view it again. Please note that visibility is a separate attribute on a node.


The pointcloud nodes are reloaded at the lowest resolution available. 

Invert Selection

Invert selection of nodes, which are under the same group node.


Duplicated nodes are placed under section node SHAPES & OBJECTS

Section Nodes


All imported data is automatically placed under this group node.


The raw scan data is processed using Details tool and the output is automatically placed here. 

More details on Optimized nodes are described here. Same context menu is available for 


Most new objects created by the system are automatically placed here.


See object type Publish for more information


See object type Modelview for more information


Shows each type of marker that is currently in the project. Their visibility can be managed from object lister, to disable export to webview or sending to other systems.