In Virtual Surveyor, you can save your layer categories and the materials used for stockpiles in a template that can be reused for each new project.


Create a Template

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

Once you have your layers and/or materials created:

  1. Go to File (via the Backstage View).
  2. Click Save As Template.
  3. Give a name to your template.
  4. Click Confirm to save it.

Assign a Template to a Project

  1. Create a new project or open a project with the DSM and Orthomosaic already included.
  2. Click on Select template to open your options of created templates.
  3. Choose the appropriate template in the dropdown menu. 
  4. Click Add to apply that template to your project that contains the template layer structure and/or materials.

Note: your project must have a DSM or Orthomosaic included in the project before you can apply a template.

Rename or Delete Templates

To rename or delete templates, go to the Settings panel in the Backstage View (File > Settings > Templates). 


Tips and Tricks 

  • You can also export your layers and materials as templates that can be added to other Virtual Surveyor projects on any account, at any time.  
  • You can add exported layers or materials templates (.vslt or .vsmt files) to your projects at any time by clicking on Choose files or using drag-and-drop to add layers or materials templates separately to the Virtual Surveyor app.
    • You can add as many different layer or material templates to a project as necessary.
  • Your templates are stored with your Virtual Surveyor ID and they will be available to you regardless of the device you work from.