Guides

Left click on the guide to activate it.

Rectangle Guide

Pool Studio Rectangle GuideVizTerra Rectangle GuideThe rectangular guides are for creating sketch lines and are seen only in the 2D viewport. They will appear when the 2D view is printed, but they are not represented in 3D, Presentation mode, or the Construction Stage.

Drawing Rectangular Guides: Position the cursor in the viewport, single-click the left mouse button to set one corner of the rectangle. The cursor then represents the opposite corner of the rectangle. Move the mouse to adjust size and shape of the rectangle. Single-click the left mouse button to set the rectangle guide.

Showing Measurements: To show measurements, check the Display Measurements box located under Parameters. To hide the measurements, uncheck the box.

Circular Guide

Pool Studio Circular GuideVizTerra Circular GuideThe circular guides are for creating sketch lines and are seen only in the 2D viewport. They will appear when the 2D view is printed, but they are not represented in 3D, Presentation mode, or the Construction Stage.

Drawing Circular Guides: Position the cursor in the viewport and single-click the left mouse button to set one point of the circular guide. Move the cursor away from the point to create a circle. Single-click the left mouse button to set the circular guide.

Showing Measurements: To show measurements, check the Display Measurements box located under Parameters. To hide the measurements, uncheck the box.

Tape Measure

Pool Studio Tape Measure GuideVizTerra Tape Measure GuideThe Tape Measure is for marking arbitrary lengths which are not indicated automatically by the program, such as the distance between the house and the pool. Once a measurement is made, it can be adjusted by manipulating the ends with the Move Tool. Measurements made with the Tape Measure will appear when the 2D view is printed, but they are not represented in 3D, Presentation mode, or the Construction Stage.

Using the Tape Measure: Position the cursor in the viewport and single-click the left mouse button to set the beginning of the tape. Move the cursor away from the start point; a straight line will be drawn from the start point to the cursor’s current position. Single-click the left mouse button to set the end of the measurement.

Offsetting the Tape Measure: Select the move tool and then left click and hold on the measurement text. Dragging the mouse will offset the tape measure.

Changing the Arrow Style: Different arrow styles for the measure tool may be selected from the Arrow Style drop down box under Parameters.

Changing the Measurement Text Font: The measurement text font and font size may be changed by single left clicking the Pick Font button under Parameters.

Showing Measurements: To show measurements, check the Display Measurements box located under Parameters. To hide the measurements, uncheck the box.

Text Tool

Pool Studio Text ToolVizTerra Text ToolThe Text Tool is for inserting labels or notes into the drawing. Existing labels or notes can be moved using the Move Tool. They will appear when the 2D view is printed, but they are not represented in 3D, Presentation mode, or the Construction Stage.

Using the Text Tool: Position the cursor in the viewport, and single-click the left mouse button to set the position of the text. Type the text using the keyboard and single-click the left mouse button to finish. Callout Text: Selecting callout text will add an arrow to the text. With the move tool, the arrow may be adjusted to point to any location in the viewport. The center point of the arrow may also be adjusted to make it bend. The color of the arrow will be the same color as the text.

Label Text: Selecting label text will create form style text with lines for information. The information label will appear on the left and lines for information will appear to the right. Left click the default label to enter your own label. Left click the lines at any time to enter the information.

Changing Text Font: The text font and font size may be changed by single left clicking the Pick Font button under Parameters.

Changing Text Color: The text color may be changed by single left clicking the Color Square button under Parameters.

Changing Text Border Style: The text border style may changed by selecting a different border style from the drop-down menu. If you do not wish to have a text border, select None from the drop-down menu.

Changing Text Border Color: The text border color may be changed by single left clicking the Color Square located to the right of the Border Style drop-down menu.

Changing Callout Text Arrow Style: The Callout Text arrow style may be changed by selecting a different arrow style from the drop-down menu.

Changing Callout Text Arrow Line Style: The Callout Text arrow line style may be changed by selecting a different line style from the drop-down menu.

Changing Callout Text Arrow Color: The Callout Text arrow color may be changed by single left clicking the Color Square located to the right of the Line Style drop-down menu.