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Fledermaus File Menu

Fledermaus File Menu

New Project

This menu option launches the Create Project dialog. If you currently have a project open, it will save and close the current project before creating a new one. See the Getting Started for additional information on creating projects.

Open Project

This menu option allows you to open an existing QPS project using a file browser dialog. If you currently have a project open, it will save and close the current project before opening a new one. 

Open Recent Project

This menu option allows easy access to recently opened projects.

New Scene

This menu launches a new scene. If you currently have a scene open, it will launch an option to save, discard or cancel this action. 

Open Scene

This menu option allows the opening of Fledermaus shared files, scene files and legacy Fledermaus .scene files

Open Recent Scene

This sub-menu serves the same purpose as the recent projects menu but lists scene files that have been recently loaded.

Save Scene

Save the current open scene. If the scene has not already been saved, users will be prompted to save.

Save Scene As

Prompts the user to Save the scene as a new file.

Share Scene

This option opens the Share Scene Dialog which allows one to zip the current open scene to a ".qsz"  which can be shared with other users and opened in Fledermaus, it encapsulates all the current scene items. 

Export Scene To Image

This option opens the Export Scene to Image Dialog which allows one to generate a top-down orthographic rendering of the scene to be saved a geo-referenced image product of however the scene has been setup and the options selected. It can create a very high resolution integrated image result.

Load Object Files

This menu option allows the opening of any Fledermaus object, all QPS formats, text files along with the legacy SD files

Load Recent Object File

displays all recently opened object files

Screen Capture

This option is used to save an image in the current visualization window to a file for printing or publication. Selecting this option brings up the Screen Capture dialog box. 

The image can be saved as either a JPEG, PNG, TIFF image,  encapsulated postscript (eps) file or copied to your clipboard. Choose the image format from the Image Type pop-up. The entry field at the top displays the name of the image file to be saved. The Image Size entry field gives the output size (width x height) of the generated image both in pixels and in Megabytes. The image size is based on the actual dimensions of the visualization window and the magnification factor specified by the Magnification slider bar.

The scale factor will be multiplied with the dimensions of the visualization window to give the final image size. With a magnification factor of 1 the image size will match the visualization window exactly. Note that the amount of memory required for an image increases by the square of the image dimensions. The memory requirements indicate how much RAM will be required to save the image and may not reflect the actual size of the resulting image file due to compression. When scaling the image ensure that enough memory is available in your machine to hold the image before it is written to the file.


Select the File > Preferences menu to open the Preferences dialog box shown in the figure below. Preferences are used to save personal settings for a number of options that affect how Fledermaus runs.

Please see the Fledermaus Preferences section for more information.

Configure Shortcuts 

This menu option displays the Fledermaus Configure Shortcuts Dialog.

Configure Custom Toolbar

The Custom Toolbar is a user customizable interface allowing pre-determined actions, in the form of buttons, to be placed for quick access. Actions can be added in any order and can be separated using a separator. The Custom Toolbar can be shown or hidden using the Custom Toolbar option of the Window menu of the Main Menu Toolbar. 

Quit Fledermaus

The Quit menu command is used to stop running Fledermaus and exit the application.