Tip of the Week #41 - Vertical Exaggeration in 3D View

By Joseph Blecha posted 05-18-2018 09:28


Did you know you can easily apply a vertical exaggeration in TBC's 3D View?


With a project open to a 3D View, notice there is a VE:1.0 text string in the bottom left corner.  What's the 'VE' stand for?  You guessed it, Vertical Exaggeration, which will apply a simple scalar value to the vertical components of TBC data like point clouds or surfaces..



With the view active, press and hold the Ctrl and Shift keys on your keyboard, then use the mouse scroll wheel to change the vertical exaggeration.


Scroll up to increase the exaggeration:



And scroll down to decrease the exaggeration:



And, each 3D View can support their own vertical exaggeration scalar, so you can have multiple views open at the same time and visualize your data at different exaggerations:



View your data from multiple angles, multiple views, and multiple exaggerations to aid in your drafting, CAD, data reduction workflows!


TBC - From Field to Finish with Confidence.



05-22-2018 04:56

Good morning Joe. Speaking of the 3D View, I posted a question / request for us to be able to select duplicate points by defining their vertical separation along WITH their horizontal separation. It is a huge problem when establishing control throughout multistory high-rise buildings selecting points within, say, 0.10 feet and you end up with lots of pairs highlighted that are on different floors that are within the limit horizontally. We need to be able to set the H and the V limits, like for example 0.05 feet H and 0.11 feet V to narrow down the selection to only points within those ranges. Thanks !

05-21-2018 05:53

Did not know that one, thank you for the tip!