INTERIOR MAPPING EDITING TOOL
The Indoor Mapping Editing Tool allows the user to define their own vector mapping layers to use in their indoor propagation simulations. The tool allows you to easily model the walls and floors using the Xirio viewer.
The indoor mapping editing tool can be accessed by selecting the icon from the user layers manager.
Pressing the icon will open a new window with a viewer and its own toolbar with all the necessary functionality to generate the walls and floors of the layer.
The icon allows the user to close the editing tool window without saving the layer.
The icon allows saving the layer in the user's account. At this point the user will be prompted for a name and description for the layer. In Xirio each layer of interior cartography represents a single plant. A layer will be created for each plant that has been modeled in the tool and the name of each layer will be made up of the chosen name and the name of the plant.
The icon allows saving the layer as a new layer in the user's account.
The icon allows you to show or hide the left panel with the list of architectural elements (floors, walls and floors).
The icon allows you to show or hide the right information panel of the selected item.
The icon allows you to open the list of materials for the layer and modify the colors and transmission loss values of each of the materials.
CREATE A NEW PLANT
Selecting the icon creates a new plant. This floor plan will appear in the left panel of architectural elements, along with all the walls and floors that are created. In addition, when selecting this plant, in the right information panel we can configure its name, height, altitude, and floor and ceiling material.
The height of a plant is defined as the distance between the floor and the ceiling of the plant. In this way, the walls and ceilings that belong to a plant cannot exceed its height.
The altitude of the plant is defined as the height at which the ground of the plant is above street level.
A plant can be removed at any time by selecting the icon . All walls and floors associated with the plant will be removed.
It is necessary to associate a base plane to the floor. By selecting the icon , the user will be able to upload an image from his computer and georeference it on the Xirio viewer. The user can move the image, modify its size and rotate it until the image fits perfectly in its real position. This image will also be used as a visualization layer when returning to the planning tool and using this layer in the calculations.
DEFINE WALLS AND CEILINGS
Once a plant has been created, a new wall can be defined on the plan by selecting the icon . Clicking successively on the viewer will create a polyline that will define the wall. To finish defining the wall you just have to double click or right click with the mouse on the viewer.
By selecting this wall in the left panel, in the right information panel we can configure its name, height and material.
When creating a new wall, the height and material of the last wall generated are taken by default.
Finally, if the height of a wall is less than the height of the floor to which it belongs, an opening is created in which a diffraction effect could occur. It is advisable to use this mechanism to model false ceilings.
A new floor can be defined on the plan by selecting the icon . Successively clicking on the viewer will create a polygon that will define the ground. To finish defining the floor, you just have to double click or right click with the mouse on the viewer.
By selecting this floor in the left panel, in the right panel of information we can configure its name.
The icons and allows the user to sort the floor elements.
DUPLICATE A PLANT
When you have a plant already generated, if we select the icon again to add a second plant, the user can choose any of the existing plants to make a copy. In this way, the second floor will have the base plan, walls and floors of the copied floor.
In addition, when selecting the icon to upload a base plan for the new floor, a copy of the base plan of any of the existing floors can be made. The user can upload a new image and georeference it, duplicate the base plan of another floor, or upload a new floor taking advantage of the referencing of the plan of another floor. In the latter case, to obtain a satisfactory result, the images need to be the same size and match perfectly.
When defining the walls of a new floor, the walls of the front and back floors are shown on the viewer with a transparency level to use them as guides for the walls of the new floor. The icon allows you to show or hide these walls of the front and back floors.
The icon allows you to enable or disable magnetism drawing aid. Drawing new walls on the plane forces the position of the new wall vertices onto existing vertices or walls.
The icon allows you to activate or deactivate the perpendicular drawing aid. Drawing new walls on the plane forces the position of the new vertices of the wall onto a position perpendicular to an existing wall.
The icon allows you to activate or deactivate the parallel drawing help. When drawing new walls on the plane, the position of the new vertices of the wall is forced on the extension of an existing wall.
The icon allows you to automatically generate the floors of the plant from the existing walls. Moving the cursor over the viewer highlights the proposed floor on the plan. By double clicking on the viewer, sections are added to complete the entire floor of the plant.
The icon allows to generate doors on a wall. Once the utility has been selected, when moving the cursor over a wall, it transforms, indicating that it is possible to create an opening by clicking. At this time the user is required to enter the door size. The wall will split into two parts at the selected point.
The icon allows you to release the selected drawing tool and enable the drag tool to be activated in the viewer.
Finally, the user has a series of keyboard accelerators, holding down the following keys:
•Ctrl: Adds an element to the selection
•Del: Delete selected item
•M: Activate magnetism help
•O: Activate help for perpendiculars
•P: Activate parallel help
•A/0: Add a vertex to a wall
•I: Insert a vertex to a wall
•Q: Delete a vertex of a wall
•Z: Disassociate vertices by clicking and dragging on the viewer
•U: Delete last vertex added on a wall