Applicable plans
Valley Ridge Peak

Virtual Surveyor gives a default Descriptor to each drawn survey item. You can set the Descriptor before measuring a survey item and you can also change that Descriptor after the drawing. Use the Descriptor tool available in the Structure group of the Home tab or do a right mouse click in the project view to access the numbering editor through the contextual menu.

Structure group editor

Project view editor

Info! In the same way you can also change the number associated to the survey items and the layer they are in.

Quick Guide

Naming survey item

Structure group descriptor editorProject view name editor
  1. In the HOME tab, enable the drawing tool you want to use.
  2. In the Structure group of the HOME Tab, write the name of the survey item in the Descriptor box.
  3. Draw the survey item in the viewport.
  4. The survey item appears in the project view with the appropriate name.

Not possible

Renaming survey item(s) after drawing

Structure group descriptor editorProject view name editor
  1. Select one or multiple survey item(s)
  2. Go to the Structure group in the HOME tab.
  3. Correct the Descriptor in the box.
  4. Click on the "Apply Descriptor to Selection" button on the right of the box.
  5. In the project view, survey item(s) descriptor is changed same as the label(s) in the viewport if enabled. 
  1. Make a right mouse click on the item to be renumbered in the project view.
  2. Select Rename.
  3. Set the desired number in the name text box.
  4. Press Enter or click anywhere to complete.

Tool settings

When a Descriptor is set in the box, it will be used for all the same type of survey item drawn afterward. It does not matter whether this Descriptor has been set to name or rename survey items.


  • When doing stockpile volume calculation, each stockpile has in general a dedicated name or code. By setting the right descriptor to the volume items you can display meaningful labels in the viewport and export quantities with the associate stockpile name or code.

  • Associating a clear Descriptor to each survey item may help the user to keep in mind the sens of each of them. For example, in road surveying, each line represents a different part of the road.