The profile view allows you to look at your drone data from another point of view. In addition to the 2D/3D view available in the viewport, you can get a vertical section of your data along a line. 

This is helpful to analyze elevations in your projects. It is even possible to include multiple terrain states in the same profile view to monitor the project progress over time. 

This article explains how to navigate within the profile view and summarizes the features related to that view.


Navigating around in the profile view can be done with the mouse.

PanningPress the left mouse button and move your mouse in any direction. The profile follows your mouse cursor.
Zoom inScroll the mouse wheel forward to zoom in. You zoom to the position of your mouse cursor.
Zoom outScroll the mouse wheel backward to zoom out.
Zoom windowPress the mouse wheel and move your mouse in any direction to determine a rectangular zoom range. When releasing the mouse wheel, the profile view zooms in on the selected range.
OverviewClick the mouse wheel to zoom out on the full extend of the profile.
Fly toClick the right mouse button to display the current extent of the profile in the viewport.

Profile view features

-Dropdown menuDropdown menu which allows you to select the profile to be displayed. Profiles are listed in alphabetical order.
You can also select a profile through the viewport or in the project view.
Previous / NextUse the arrows to go to the previous (left arrow) or the next (right arrow) profile in the dropdown list. You can also use the left and right arrows on the keyboard to do this.
OverviewUse the overview button to go back to the full extent of the profile in the profile view after zooming and/or navigating in that view.
Also available by clicking on the mouse wheel.
Fly toClick on the "fly to" button to display the current extent of the profile in the viewport.
Also available by clicking on the right mouse button.
FollowEnabling "follow" creates a connection between the profile view and the viewport. The navigation in the profile view is automatically reflected on the camera's position in the viewport.
This is a one-way connection from the profile view to the viewport.
Copy ProfileUse that button to copy a screenshot of the profile view to the clipboard. 
-Add Terrain StateUse that button to select an additional terrain state to display in the profile view. This button only appears when the project contains other terrain states which are not already shown in the profile view.

Vertical cursor 

Move your mouse over the profile view. The vertical cursor follows your mouse and is reflected in the viewport. In the profile view, the elevation of the profile is shown at the top of the cursor and the distance along the profile is shown at the bottom of the cursor.  

Tips and tricks

  • The profile view opens after drawing a profile or converting a polyline to a profile. You can force the profile view to be displayed by selecting a profile and clicking on Show Profile in the SELECTION - TOOLS tab. It is also possible to open the profile view by clicking on the profile icon in the status bar.
  • The profile view uses by default 1/3 of your screen. You can reduce or extend the part of the screen dedicated to the profile view. Drag the border between the viewport and the profile view with your mouse to modify the distribution of the screen.