Applicable plans
Valley Ridge Peak

Different projects may require the exact same layers structure and material library. It can also be a user preference to work always with the exact same project setup. Virtual Surveyor allows you to save that layers structure and the materials as a template and use it again when creating new projects. 

Create a template

First you need to create or open a project that contains the layer structure and/or the materials you would like to save.

  1. Go to the backstage view.
  2. Click Save As Template.
  3. Give a name to your template.
  4. Click Confirm to save it.

Use a template

Choose the appropriate template in the dropdown menu when you are creating a new project. Click on Create Project to create a new Virtual Surveyor project that contains the template layers structure and/or materials.

Manage templates

To manage your templates, go to the Settings panel in the backstage view (File > Settings > Templates). In the template tab, you can rename or delete a selected template. 

<Blank> template

If you want to start your project from scratch without any predefined layer or material, use the <Blank> empty template. It is not possible to rename or delete the <Blank> template in the settings.


Tips and tricks 

  • Your templates are stored with your Virtual Surveyor ID and they will be available on any device you work.
  • It is not possible to apply a template on an existing project. You can only use a template when you create the project.