UI. Toolbar

In the setup steps and scheduling tabs, where you work with 3D blocks of Reserve and Dump, haulage network and animated calendar, above the viewport there is a toolbar. Depending on the functionality, it can be either small, containing mainly only navigation buttons, or extended with additional more complex planning tools.

See below a description of the main navigation elements found in all of Alastri's applications. Use these tools to see and interact with the 3D design area.

Navigation and measurement buttons

Mouse Controls

Select

Left click and drag

Pan

Middle click and drag

Rotate

Right click and drag

Zoom

Scroll wheel

Zoom to All

 

Left click to Zoom to all

Vertical Exaggeration

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<CTRL> + Scroll wheel

Compass

Plan View

Click on the axis cones to snap to orthogonal views

Zoom Extents

Click on the grey cube icon to zoom to extents

Night Mode

Click on the sun icon to toggle night mode, and back

In Haul Infinity, the compass icon is different than used in other apps, but performs the same functions.

Сompass cube in Haul Infinity
  • Click on the sides of the compass cube to quickly change to Right, Left, Front, Back, and Bottom views.

  • You can also use the N (north), S (south), W (west), and E (east) symbols to change the view.

Measurement

 

Grid

Display a grid in the viewport.

Note that the grid is only displayed in the top view. If the grid is not displayed, then you are working in a different plane. Press the "Z" icon on the compass to return to the top view.

 

Ruler

Draw a measurable distance in the viewport

Scale

Scaling shown at a bottom of a viewport

Screenshots

Most control panels also include a screenshot button used to save the viewport capture in a suitable resolution for later reference in reports or presentations.

Screenshot button and image quality selection options
  1. Open the resolutions options list by clicking on the screenshot button dropdown in the top toolbar.

  2. Select an appropriate resolution (this action copies the image to the clipboard).

  3. Paste the image in another document.

Note that in Haul Infinity, the screenshot feature is also present and serves the same purpose, but represented by a different icon, as shown below.

Screenshot icon used in Haul Infinity

Visibility Mode and Labels buttons

Some toolbars (in Production Scheduler and Tactical Scheduler) also have Visibility Mode and Labels buttons.

Visibility Mode and Labels buttons

The Visibility Mode button is used to select the components to be displayed in the viewport. From its dropdown list you can choose:

  • “View Selected” - only selected components will be shown in the viewport. It is used to facilitate viewing..

  • "View All" - all objects will be displayed in the viewport. Used for overall view of all mine components.

Options of shown in viewport components

The Label Display button (may be named Labels or Label Display in different applications, or be represented simply by an eye icon) is used to show or hide labels. In most applications, this button is accompanied by a custom label setting function (the gear icon). For more details, see here.