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
NewThe New pane allows you to create a new project.Ctrl+N
OpenThe Open pane lists your 50 most recent project files. Click on an item to open that project. The pane shows a browse button at the bottom that allows you to navigate to any .vspx project file.
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 As
The Save As pane allows you to save your current project to a new .vspx file. The pane shows your Current Folder and a list of the Recent Folders that you used before to save a project. The Browse button allows you to navigate to any other directory.Ctrl+S
CloseClick here to Close your project.-
ActivateClick Activate if you want to login to the application (with your Virtual Surveyor ID), get information about your plan, license status and version or set specific network proxy settings. The application will show this panel automatically when there is an issue with your license.-
ExitClick here to Exit the Virtual Surveyor application. -