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Qimera Bathymetry Toolbar


Qimera Bathymetry Toolbar

The Bathymetry Toolbar is the primary toolbar in Qimera that deals with Project Management, Data Management, Processing, Surface Creation and finally Sounding Editing.

Project Management

 New Project

This will launch the Create Project Dialog for the creation of a new project.

 Project Load

This will launch a standard explore window to browse for a new project to load.  Qimera projects are folders that contain a specific format and a qpsproject.xml file.


Data Management

 Add Sonar Files

This will launch the Add Raw Sonar Files dialog, enabling the user to load supported sonar file formats to the project.

 Add Points Files

This will launch the Add Processed Point Files dialog enabling the user to load supported processed point file formats to the project.


 Automatically Add Sonar Files

This button will launch the Automatic Raw File Import dialog that allows Qimera to generate a Dynamic Surface during live acquisition operations.


Processing and Settings

 Processing Settings

This will launch the Processing Settings dialog.

 Auto Process

This will launch any required processing as determined by Qimera's Dynamic Workflow.  See the section on Dynamic Workflow for more information on how Qimera determines whether files need to be processed or not. It will also update any dynamic surface with edits pending.


Surface Creation

Dynamic Surface

This will launch the Create Dynamic Surface dialog that will create a dynamic surface from the selected source data and optionally the selected rectangular area. A Dynamic Surface can be edited and reflects any changes to the underlying processed data.

Static Surface

This will launch the Create Static Surface dialog that will create a dynamic surface from the selected source data and optionally the selected rectangular area. A static surface cannot be edited.


Sounding Editing

Swath Editor

This will launch the Swath Editor on the selected line. If no line is selected, Qimera will select the first processed raw sonar file line.

Slice Editor

This will launch the Slice Editor on the selected Dynamic Surface using the current area selection. If no area is selected, Qimera will create a slice selection in the center of the selected Dynamic Surface.

3D Editor

This will launch the 3D Editor on the selected surface area.


Instant Surface Tools

This button offers one of three tools, Instant Surface Reject/Accept/Filter. These can be applied inside a polygon selection to the selected Dynamic Surface. Access to all tools are available from a menu shown with a long-click on the button.

The user should be careful as these tools can have unintended consequences.  For example, if you make a large spatial selection in Instant Surface Reject mode on a Dynamic Surface, all soundings in the selection will be rejected instantly.

 Instant Surface Reject

In the Instant Surface Reject mode all soundings within a polygon selection will instantly be rejected and the surface will be updated.

 Instant Surface Accept

In the Instant Surface Accept mode all soundings within a polygon selection will instantly be accepted and the surface will be updated.

 Instant Surface Filter

This will start the Instant Surface Filter mode which automatically applies the currently selected filter whenever the user makes a spatial selection.  



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