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 right-click in the Project View to access the numbering editor through the contextual menu.


Structure Group Editor


Project View Editor


Info! Using the same method to name and rename survey items, you can also change the number associated with the survey items and the layer they are in.


Quick Use Guide

Naming Survey Item(s)

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 respective name.

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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. Rename the Descriptor in the text box.
  4. Click on the Apply Descriptor to Selection button to the right of the box.
  5. In the Project View, a survey item descriptor is changed to read the same as the label in the Viewport. 
  1. Right-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 to complete.


Tool Settings

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


Examples of Naming Survey Items

  • Generally, when creating stockpile volume calculations, each stockpile has a dedicated name or code. By setting a distinctive descriptor to the volume items, you can display meaningful labels in the Viewport and export quantities with the associated stockpile name or code.

  • Associating a descriptor to each survey item helps the user keep track of them all and makes any review of exported data much easier to follow. For example, in road surveying, each line represents a different part of the road.