In the backstage view you find the commands that allow you to do things to your Virtual Surveyor project while the main view contains the set of tools for working in a Virtual Surveyor project.


The backstage view shows automatically when you startup the application. You can also launch the backstage view when you are in the main view by pressing FILE or the Alt+F shortcut.



You can go back to the main view by pressing the arrow in the upper left corner or the Esc key.


You will find the following commands in the backstage view:


NameDescriptionShortcut
NewClick New to create a new project. You can save that project on a Dropbox or locally. Ctrl+N
OpenClick Open to start with an existing project. The Recent Projects pane lists your most recent project files. Click on an item to open that project. You can also browse to a Dropbox or a local folder. Ctrl+O
SaveClick Save if you want to save your project to the current .vspx file. After clicking you automatically go back to the main view.Ctrl+S
Save AsClick Save As if you want to save your project to a new .vspx file.
Ctrl+S
Save As TemplateClick Save As Template if you want to save the layer structure and the material library as a project template to use it again in another project. -
CloseClick here to Close your project.-
ActivateClick Activate if you want to login to the application (with your Virtual Surveyor ID) or get information about your plan, license status and version. The application will show this panel automatically when there is an issue with your license.-
SettingsClick Settings if you want to manage your project templates, change the application language, add your company logo or adjust graphics and proxy settings.-
ExitClick here to Exit the Virtual Surveyor application. -