Qimera Surface Edit Overview Dock

Surface Edit Overview

This widget display a top down view of the Dynamic Surface currently being edited.  This widget is active whenever you are using the 3D Editor or Slice Editor.  You can see and modify the current selection in this view as well as the 4D View.  The Surface Edit Overview can additionally display an ENC for the area of interest, a Visited/Edited layer and a Partition Grid for Guided Editing operations.  The Partition Grid can only be used when you are in Fixed Slice, Free Slice, and Rectangular selection mode.  See the section on the 4D Scene Toolbar for more information on selection modes.

Surface Edit Overview Toolbar

  Zoom to Surface

This will zoom the overview to display the extents of the Dynamic Surface.

  Show/Hide Grid Partition Layer

This will show/hide the partition layer.  You can only use this layer in combination with the Fixed Slice, Free Slice or Rectangular selection modes.  If you have not created a grid partition, you will be presented with the Partition Grid Setup dialog described below.

  Show/Hide Visited/Edited Layer

This will show/hide the visited/edited layer.  Visited areas are a white transparent layer while edited areas are a red transparent layer.  Use the Clear Visited/Edited option from the menu to clear it.  The Slice Editor and the 3D Editor write to this layer.

Surface Edit Overview Menu

Show Track Lines

Show/Hide track lines associated with the Dynamic Surface.  Lines can be used for Linked Editing as described in the section on the Slice Editor.

Show Lines

Show/Hide miscellaneous lines from the scene.  Lines can be used for Linked Editing as described in the section on the Slice Editor.

Select Colormap

Change the colormap of the Dynamic Surface.  This colormap will be used only in the context of the Surface Edit Overview.

Show Partitions

This will show/hide the partition layer.  You can only use this layer in combination with the Fixed Slice, Free Slice, and Rectangular selection modes.  If you have not created a grid partition, you will be presented with the Partition Grid Setup dialog described below.

Generate Partitions.

This will launch the Partition Grid Setup dialog shown below.  Partitions can be either square or rectangular tiles.  You must select the tile option, the maximum number of soundings allowed per tile, and optionally, a maximum tile size (square tiles only).

Two examples of different partitioning are shown below.

 

Square, 500k, 200m Limit

Rectangular, 500k Limit

Show ENC

This will show/hide the ENC layer.  More information on ENCs can be found here.

Show Visited/Edited

This will show/hide the visited/edited layer.  Visited areas are a white transparent layer while edited areas are a red transparent layer.  Use the Clear Visited/Edited option from the menu to clear it.  The Slice Editor and the 3D Editor write to this layer.

Clear Visited/Edited.

This will clear the visited/edited layer.

Export Screen Capture

This will export an image of the current state of the Surface Edit Overview.

Using Grid Partitions

Grid partitions can be used to navigation the selection and systematically review and edit the entire surface.  To move to a new partition tile, simply click in the desired tile and the selection will move.  You can also use the movement shortcut keys (W, S, A, D) with the addition of the SHIFT key to move the selection to another tile.  Grid partitions can be used with the Fixed, Free, and Rectangular selection modes.  Remember also that you can use grid partitions with either the Slice or 3D Editor.  To stop using Grid Partitions, simply turn the layer off by clicking the button in the toolbar or using the associated Show Partitions menu option.