IMS Map360 training video library: Training Resources
USE & PURPOSE
IMS Map360 is a computer aided drawing program designed specifically for the forensic professional. Drawings are built using the IntelliCAD software engine. Drawing files produced are in the industrial standard .dwg file format. Many new users to CAD software are overwhelmed with where to start their learning process. The purpose of this website is to provide the new user a template to become familiarized with the location and purpose of the many drawing tools within IMS Map360.
Instructional videos referenced in this index generally run under four minutes and offer the new or returning user of IMS Map360 a learning map based on five key Sketch Mode Ribbon icons. It is recommended one become familiar with the identity and purpose of fundamental CAD commands then practice doing the command. Key commands are in bold font.
The web site will be under continual development to add new videos and links focused on forensic workflows in IMS Map360. Book mark the Home Page for future reference.
To report broken video links or comments: Contact Leica Public Safety Group Training Manager
Ken . Jones @ l e i c a u s . c o m
<UPDATED 1.3 April 2018>
<<<BETA VERSION 1.1 Dec 2017>>>>
TOOLS TOGGLES VIEW RENDERING IPN HELP
IMS Icon (Upper Left)
Open, New, Save, Print etc.
Scene Defaults = This is where you set your measurement in Feet or Meters for the drawing and set the drawing scale.
Grips On / Off = Grips are blue handles that allow you to extend, shorten or move a drawn object. Usually Grips are left on. We turn them off to see properties of the object selected.
Point Protection On / Off = Provides a warning before moving or deleting a protected point.
Toggle 2D Draw Mode On / Off = When On, all line work is placed at the same height (Z Axis). This facilitates 2D drawings. If On, all selected line work in a point cloud will be drawn at the same elevation (Z). Turn Off for 3D drawing.
Regen = Have computer re-draw the line work
Real Time Zooming = Multiple options to zoom in and out and to objects are offered.
Real Time Panning = Real Time or Regular Pan (move side to side) within in the modelspace.
Top = A variety of viewing angles can be selected. Top and Front are the most commonly used.
Constrained Orbit = A variety of tools for navigating in the modelspace are offered.
2D Wireframe = 3D 3D Hidden Realistic and Conceptual options to render the drawing for display
Perspective View = Usually left in perspective vs Plan view.
Render = Shades the surface of a model.
Animate = Opens the Animation Designer
IPN (Num Desc Elev) = Display options for Independent Point Number (data from Total Stations or GPS etc.)
Change IPN Color = Select the text color for IPN (Point Numbers Descriptions & Elevations)
Help ? = Contents / Index and Search functions:
About IMS = Build date and version of software (126.96.36.19988) Dec 2017
START A NEW SCENE
01:41 START HERE: How to open a new scene, set units and drawing factor, import an existing drawing, and save drawings.
06:01 Preset viewing angles, Orbit controls, Moving within point clouds, Set viewing options
ZOOM & PAN
02:48 How to use mouse buttons and wheel: Double Click Mouse Wheel (View Extents) Control + Mouse
View Extents (see all) = Double Click Mouse Wheel
Help: Do not forget to use the IMS Help files for instructions.