Viz Plug-ins User Guide

Version 5.0 | Published December 20, 2022 ©

3D Map Telestrator Design


The 3D Map Telestrator Design plug-in controls 3D Map Telestrator options through design setup. When this plug-in is added to the design its setup is imposed on the 3D Map Telestrator (i.e. parameters set in 3D Map Telestrator Design plug-in overrides parameters set for the 3D Map Telestrator), and thus it is possible to control spline type and smoothness, close option and shape recognition setup from a design perspective.

Note: This plug-in is located in: Plugins -> Container plug-ins -> Maps_Adv

3D Map Telestrator Design Properties

  • Smoothness: Allows the smoothness to define the threshold if spline is used in order to obtain smooth results. The higher the threshold the softer the curve is (see the examples in the 3D Map Telestrator Properties).

  • Close Stroke: Closes strokes automatically when set to On.

  • Recognize Ellipse, Square, Triangle and Line: Recognizes four shapes: Ellipse (including circle), square, triangle and line. When the plug-in recognizes a shape it rebuilds it to the ideal shape (i.e. a hand-drawn circle is replaced by a perfect circle of the same size). The Try Harder option means that there is more probability to recognize the requested shape (for example the circle may be less ideal and still be recognized) running the risk that it might replace shapes that are not e.g. circles. When Try Harder is enabled, only one shape can be recognized as opposed to the Try option which enables the plug-in to recognize multiple shapes simultaneously.