Using the Panorama Window

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Using the Panorama Window

Post  Admin on Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:53 pm

In this exercise, you will learn how you can use and customize the Panorama window.
For more information, see the AutoCAD Civil 3D Help topic The Panorama Window.
This tutorial continues from the Understanding the Workspace tutorial.
To explore and customize the Panorama window

1 In Toolspace, on the Prospector tab, expand the Point Groups collection.

2 Right-click _All Points and click Edit Points. A table called Point Editor is displayed inside your drawing
window in a separate window called the Panorama window. In the next few steps, you will add another
table to this window.

3 Ensure that you can see one of the road alignments in your drawing. These are white lines with labels.
If necessary, use Pan and Zoom controls. To move the Panorama window, click the middle part of the
vertical control bar where you see the Panorama title. Drag the window to a new location.
TIP Hold down the Ctrl key to prevent the Panorama window from docking when you move it.

4 Click Alignments menu ➤ Edit Alignment Geometry. You are prompted to select an alignment.

5 Click an alignment in the drawing.

6 In the Alignment Layout Tools toolbar, click . Another table, called Alignment Entities, is added
to the Panorama window.

Note that the table names now appear on tabs. The main control bar is labeled Panorama. Each table
in Panorama is called a vista. These tables are useful for editing object attributes. Other vistas are available
for features such as Surfaces and Profiles. You can edit data in cells that appears as black text. You can
not edit data in cells that are dimmed (unavailable). In the next few steps, you will learn to use some
of the Panorama controls.

7 Click the two vista tabs in turn to switch from one table to the other. Bring the Alignment Entities table
to the front.

8 Scroll to the right until you see the Radius column. You will move this column to a position next to
the Length column, which is about seven columns to the left.

9 Click the Radius column heading, drag the column to the left, and drop it near the left edge of the
Panorama window. Note that each column heading is highlighted as you pass through it.

10 Scroll the window to the left until you can see the Length column. Click the Radius column and drag
it to a position next to the Length column.
Use this method to rearrange Panorama vistas depending on the type of analysis you are doing.

11 On the Panorama control bar, click to temporarily close the window.

12 Without clicking, move your pointer over the Panorama control bar. The window opens while the
pointer is on the bar. It closes when you move the pointer off the vista. This is Auto-Hide Mode, indicated
by . It is useful when you want to periodically consult a table while working in the drawing window.

13 Click to turn off Auto-Hide Mode.

14 On the Panorama control bar, click . Click Transparency.

15 Move the Transparency Level slider to a position in the middle of the range.

16 Clear the check box for Turn Off Window Transparency, and click OK.

17 Drag the Panorama window and note that you can see some drawing details through the table.

18 In Toolspace, on the Prospector tab, right-click a specific parcel and click Zoom To.
As your drawing view changes, the Alignment Entities table in the Panorama window closes. This
particular table was activated during an Edit Alignment command. It persists only while the command
is active. The Point Editor table remains in Panorama because the Edit Points command, which activated
the table, is configured differently.

19 In Panorama, click to close the vista. If other vistas are currently open, they will remain open in
the Panorama window.

20 Close the drawing Intro-1.dwg.
To continue to the next tutorial, go to Changing the Display of An Object


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