Fundamentals

 

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>>>>

HOME TAB

TOOLS TOGGLES VIEW RENDERING IPN HELP

IMS Icon (Upper Left)

Open, New, Save, Print etc.

TOOLS -

Scene Defaults = This is where you set your measurement in Feet or Meters for the drawing and set the drawing scale.

TOGGLES

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.

VIEW

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.

RENDERING

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

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

Help ? = Contents / Index and Search functions:

About IMS = Build date and version of software (1.3.1.6288) Dec 2017

Tools

START A NEW SCENE

http://s3.microsurvey.com/movies/ims-map360/tutorial1/tutorial1.html

01:41 START HERE: How to open a new scene, set units and drawing factor, import an existing drawing, and save drawings.

Toggles

GRIPS

http://s3.microsurvey.com/movies/moviesmain/GRIPS.html

04:36 Grips are reviewed for lines, circles, rectangles and leaders.

VIEW

VIEW

http://s3.microsurvey.com/movies/moviesecw/viewingpointcloud.html

06:01 Preset viewing angles, Orbit controls, Moving within point clouds, Set viewing options


ZOOM & PAN

http://s3.microsurvey.com/movies/moviesmain/zoom.html

02:48 How to use mouse buttons and wheel: Double Click Mouse Wheel (View Extents) Control + Mouse

CONSTRAINED ORBIT

View Extents (see all) = Double Click Mouse Wheel


RENDERING

ANIMATION

http://s3.microsurvey.com/movies/moviesanim/30secdemo.htm

05:09 Older version software video: Very good overview of the workflow to make an animation,

IPN

IPN (Point number, Description, Elevation)

http://s3.microsurvey.com.s3.amazonaws.com/movies/moviesmain/ipn.html

02:02 Adjust the labeling of Independent Point Number and display options

HELP

Help: Do not forget to use the IMS Help files for instructions.