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Survex - using Aven
« on: June 11, 2009, 12:25:00 pm »

Cant find any documentation on using Aven on the servex project site - just basic stuff like navigating round etc., short cuts. what each mouse button does etc.

I've obvioulsy mastered the basics of zooming, panning, rotating by trial and error, but just wondered if there is any documentation out there that will let me in on all the nifty bits, if there are any.

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Re: Survex - using Aven
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2009, 01:06:23 pm »

Cant find any documentation on using Aven on the servex project site - just basic stuff like navigating round etc., short cuts. what each mouse button does etc.

I've obvioulsy mastered the basics of zooming, panning, rotating by trial and error, but just wondered if there is any documentation out there that will let me in on all the nifty bits, if there are any.
Sam, is this what you're looking for?

Keyboard Control
P and L select Plan and eLevation respectively. Changing between plan to elevation is animated to help you see where you are and how things relate. This animation is automatically disabled on slow machines to avoid user frustration.
Comma ', and Slash / tilt up and down respectively. Tilt goes 180 degrees from plan view to a view from directly below (upside down plan).
Enter starts the cave spinning, and Space stops it. The speed of rotation for this, and tilt, is controlled by Z and X.
Crosses and/or labels can be displayed at survey stations. Ctrl-X toggles crosses and Ctrl-N station names. Ctrl-L toggles the display of survey legs.
Delete is useful if you get lost - it resets the scale, position, and rotation speed, so that the cave returns to the centre of the screen. There are also keyboard controls to use instead of the mouse:
Z, X : Faster/Slower Rotation
R: Reverse direction of rotation
Enter, Space: Start and stop auto-rotation
C, V: Rotate cave one step clockwise/anti-clockwise
' , /: Higher/Lower Viewpoint
] , [: Zoom in/Out
U, D: Set view to Up/Down
N, S, E, W: Set view to North, South, East, West
Delete: Reset to default scale, rotation rate, etc
P, L: Plan, Elevation
Cursor Left, Cursor Right: Pan survey Left/Right (on screen)
Cursor Up, Cursor Down: Pan survey Up/Down (on screen)
Ctrl-N: Toggle display of station names
Ctrl-X: Toggle display of crosses at stations
Ctrl-L: Toggle display of survey legs
Ctrl-F: Toggle display of surface legs
O: Toggle display of non-overlapping/all names
Ctrl-R: reverse sense of controls
A little experimentation should give a better understanding of how this works.
There is an auto-resizing scale bar along the bottom of the screen which varies in length as you zoom in or out. In the lower right corner is a compass pointer showing which way is North, and a clino pointer showing the angle of tilt.

This is from the Survex manual. I don't know of any other nifty bits.
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Re: Survex - using Aven
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2009, 09:50:39 pm »

cheers - all good.