Appearance Window

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SVDesigner

 

 

The Appearance window displays object-specific settings based on which object is currently selected in the Scene window. These settings are displayed in one or more groups. Only the groups relevant to the type of the currently selected object will be displayed.

 

General (Scatter Data only)

 

Point Style:The selected point style.

 

General (Polylines only)

 

Line Style:The selected line style.

 

Point Style:The selected point style.

 

General (Filled objects only)

 

Use Palette Color:Use the default palette color when drawing the object's fill.

 

Fill Color:The user-defined fill color. Available if "use palette color" is unchecked.

 

Opacity:The opacity of the object being drawn.

 

Display:The object parts to display: fill, wireframe, or both.

 

Line Style:The selected line style.

 

Point Style:The selected point style.

 

Texturing (Filled objects only)

 

Site Photo:The site photo to object parts to display: fill, wireframe, or both.

 

Texture:The texture to apply to all faces of the selected object. This texture is "blended" with the selected fill color.

 

Rotation:The rotation angle of the texture being drawn.

 

Contouring (Filled objects only)

 

This is the collection of available line styles. Use the duplicate or delete buttons to clone or remove line styles, respectively.

 

Color:The color each line is drawn with.

 

General (Axes only)

 

Axis Title:The title of the axis.

 

Font:The font to draw the axis title with.

 

Line Style:The line style to draw the axis line with.

 

Cross At value:The position to draw the axis line through, relative to the bounding box. 0% is the minimum bounding box point, and 100% is the maximum point.

 

Shrink to Extents:When enabled, prevent the axis range from expanding to the nearest "nice" numbers.

 

Major Ticks, Minor Ticks (Axes only)

 

Style:The line style to draw the axis ticks with.

 

Position:The position of the tick mark relative to the axis line: inside, outside, or cross.

 

Length:The length of the tick mark, in pixels.

 

Division:The suggested number of divisions to place tick marks at. The actual number of divisions may differ from the suggested value depending on the data range: for example, a range of 0 to 10 will have 11 major tick marks if the user requests 10 divisions.

 

Label Format (Axes only)

 

Font:The font to draw axis labels with.

 

Position:The position of the axis labels: inside, outside, or none.

 

Format:The numeric format to use for value display.

 

Decimal Digits:The number of decimal digits to display fractional values with. The actual number of decimals used may be larger if the data range is small enough.

 

Shape Properties (Cross Sections only)

 

Cross-Section Shape:The shape to use for the cross section (predefined or custom).

 

Selection:Custom shapes use one or more polygons or polylines to define the shape. A preview window shows the final shape that will be used.

 

Width:The width parameter for the shape. Refer to the diagram for an exact definition. Not used by custom shapes.

 

Left Height:The left height parameter for the shape. Refer to the diagram for an exact definition. Not used by custom shapes.

 

Right Height:The right height parameter for the shape. Refer to the diagram for an exact definition. Not used by custom shapes.

 

Left Angle:The left angle parameter for the shape. Refer to the diagram for an exact definition. Not used by custom shapes.

 

Right Angle:The right angle parameter for the shape. Refer to the diagram for an exact definition. Not used by custom shapes.

 

File (Site Photos only)

 

This is used to select the site photo image.

 

Location (Site Photos only)

 

This sets the location of two corners of the site photo. The image will be oriented based on these coordinates with the aspect ratio preserved.

 

Application (Site Photos only)

 

Z:The elevation to display the site photo at, when the site photo is displayed as a floating image.

 

Opacity:The opacity to apply to the displayed image.