Presentation on theme: "MultiVision 1 MultiVision Training Importing and Managing DXF and Shape Files."— Presentation transcript:
MultiVision 1 MultiVision Training Importing and Managing DXF and Shape Files
MultiVision 2 Importing and Viewing DXF or Shape Layers You can import and display DXF or Shape layers on the oblique images. DXF files are ASCII files originating from Autocad. Shape files are GIS files originating from ESRI (ArcGIS, etc. ) MultiVision supports Text and Polyline entities only. A three-dimensional file containing a projection of the topography appears in place of the actual location. A two-dimensional file will be located on the ground.
MultiVision 3 Loading DXF/Shape files: There are two stages to loading the file into the project. The file is loaded into the system but the layers are not associated with any individual oblique image. The layers are loaded into individual images. This can be done per image from the floating window, or you can use the Import Manager to associate/disassociate DXF or Shape layers with images from a central location. NOTE: MultiVision 7 supports DXF versions 2000 and 2004; as well as standard Shape files.
MultiVision 4 Importing DXF Files to the Project In the File menu, select Import, then select DXF. In the dialog box that appears, locate the file you want and click Open. The file is loaded into the project. Once you import the file, this is indicated in the Status Bar, where the message: File Imported is displayed. The information also appears in the menu of the floating windows, enabling association of the layer(s) with the individual image. You can also import DXF or Shape files from the Import Manager. NOTE: More than one layer file can be imported into the project.
MultiVision 5 Importing Shape Files 1.In the File menu, select Import, then select Shape. 2.In the dialog box that appears, locate the file you want and click Open. You are prompted to select the type of layers you want to view. 3.Select the Values that you want to import. These are displayed when you click the Info button in the toolbar and then click the Shape line or vertex. Select Default to import all polylines to default layer. Select one or more values. 4.Standalone, searchable text is displayed automatically on the image. Search is case-sensitive.
MultiVision 6 Loading DXF or Shape layers into a Project from an Image In the title bar of the oblique image to which you want to import the DXF file, click and then click Import. In the dialog box that appears, locate the file you want and click Open. The file is loaded into the project and the layers appear on the image. Once loaded, you can perform the same operations with the DXF lines as you can with any other MultiVision measurement.
MultiVision 7 Loading DXF or Shape layers into an Oblique Image NOTE: Use this procedure when the DXF or Shape layers have already been imported into the project. 1.In the title bar of the oblique image to which you want to import the DXF file, click. The name of the imported DXF file appears in the menu. 2.Select the DXF file name. The layers are imported into the image. A checkmark appears next to the name of the file in the menu, indicating that the image is now associated with that file.
MultiVision 8 Managing Layers with the Import Manager DXF and Shape files contain a great amount of information. Automatically importing all of the data into all of the images of a project may seriously compromise performance. Use the Import Manager to see with which project images the DXF/Shape layers are associated and then add or remove the layers from the images as necessary. To manage layers In the Title Bar of an oblique image, click. In the menu that appears, select Manager. The Import Manager dialog box is displayed.
MultiVision 9 Using the Import Manager In the Title Bar of an oblique image, click. In the menu that appears, select Manager. The Import Manager dialog box is displayed.
MultiVision 10 Using the Import Manager (cont.) 1.Under Imports, a list of imported layer files appears. Select a layer file to view under Associated Photos, a list of all photos to which the layers are associated. When the Preview checkbox is selected, a preview of a selected photo appears. 2.Click Import to import another DXF or Shape file into the project. 3.Click Remove to remove a selected DXF or Shape file from the project. 4.Select Advanced to be able to associate/disassociate the photos from the layers. 5.Use the Plus/Minus buttons to associate/disassociate the photos from the layers.
MultiVision 11 To Export Shape Layers 1.Use the 3D modeling tools to outline an object. –OR– Select an existing 3D outline. 2.In the File menu, click Export then click Shape. 3.Make sure you are saving the file to the appropriate location, then name the file and click Save.