Views Slideshows

Slideshows

The slideshow function can be used as soon as there is more than one View saved. The Play slideshow button is disabled until some Views have been created.

Right before starting the slideshow, Trimble Connect for Windows checks which models are required to be loaded so that all the Views are displayed correctly during the slideshow.

  • If there are other models needed for the slideshow, they will be loaded before the slideshow starts. A dialog will be displayed to indicate the loading.

  • These models will stay loaded in 3D after stopping the slideshow.

  • Clicking cancel while the models are loading will cancel the loading, and the Slideshow will not start.

Slideshow Settings

Settings can be defined for the slideshow by clicking the slideshow settings button.

View Duration
This represents the time a View is displayed before switching to the next one. The default value for the View duration is 1. If the View duration is set to 0, then the slideshow will just go from one view to another without pausing at all.

Duration of camera animation
The default value is 3 seconds. The maximum value that can be set is 10 seconds. When trying the set a camera animation of more than 10 sec, the value is automatically reverted to 10.

Show in fullscreen mode
By checking the Show in fullscreen mode box, the slideshow will automatically play in full screen. Once the slideshow ends, the interface will go back to normal.

Play a Slideshow

When the slideshow starts, the Views Strip goes into slideshow mode. This means that only the Views that are going to be played during the slideshow are now displayed in the Views Strip. The slideshow starts from the last selected View.

The Views Strip header indicates that slideshow is playing, and the Stop slideshow button is displayed instead of the play and settings button.

Play a Slideshow for Ungrouped Views

To play the slideshow

  1. Open your project in Trimble Connect for Windows.

  2. Navigate to the 3D viewer.

  3. Open the Views Strip (if it is not already open).

  4. Click Play from the Views Strip
    You can also select some Views and click Play.
    In the case where there are both Views and groups selected, groups are just skipped while running the slideshow.

The Views Strip will go into Slideshow mode and all of the selected Views are shown as a slideshow.

Play a Slideshow for a View Group

To play the slideshow

  1. Open your project in Trimble Connect for Windows.

  2. Navigate to the 3D viewer.

  3. Open the Views Strip (if it is not already open).

  4. Select a single View Group or open the View Group.

  5. Click Play from the Views Strip

The Views Strip will go into Slideshow mode and all of the selected Views are shown as a slideshow.

Exit a Slideshow

To exit the Slideshow mode, click Stop slideshow. The Views Strip will return to its normal state, where all created Views are shown.

  • Slideshows will also stop if any navigation is done in the 3D View.

  • The Views that were selected before you entered the mode will still be selected in the Views Strip when you stop the slideshow.

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