Using Snapshots

In Insight, use Snapshots to capture the settings for a window or view. Use snapshots to recall useful, or hard-to-configure views in Insight. Most view types aside from the 3D view support snapshots. Well views use templates to save and recreate their display settings.

After setting up or using a view, create a snapshot to store all the settings, positions, selected data and details for that view. The view can be closed or changed afterwards without affecting the snapshot. Load the snapshot into the view to restore the settings, or open the snapshot to create a new view with the stored settings.

The Snapshots tab in the Control Panel is used to organise and rename snapshots. Snapshots are saved in the project and can be shared with other users and sessions.

Creating Snapshots

  1. In a view, right-click and choose Snapshots....
  2. Click + New Snapshot to store the current settings.

Open a snapshot in a new window

  1. In the Snapshot tab of the Control Panel.
  2. Right-click a snapshot and select Create new [view type].

Open a snapshot in an existing window

To use the snapshot settings in a currently open view:

  1. In the view, right-click and choose Snapshots > [snapshot name].
    • @session load: revert the view settings to use the ones from the last session load.
    • @session save: revert the view settings to use the ones from the last save.
  2. The view settings are completely replaced with the settings from the snapshot.

Organising Snapshots in the Session

The Snapshots tab in the Control Panel is used to organise and rename snapshots. Snapshots are saved in the project and can be shared with other users and sessions.

Snapshots are similar to other Insight project products, i.e. use folders to organise and sort them, and right-click for additional actions, such as removing, deleting and copying.

Load a snapshot from another session

To load a snapshot saved in another session in the project:

  1. In the Snapshot tab of the Control Panel.
  2. Click the blue "+"  icon and select Load Snapshots already in the project.
  3. The load snapshot window is shown.
  4. Select one or more snapshots to load the session.
  5. Click Add to Session.

Managing Snapshot

  1. In any section or map view, right-click and open the context menu.
  2. Select Snapshots... then Manage.
  3. The Display Settings window will open to the Snapshot Tab.

Snapshots tab

  1. Snapshots: Choose the snapshot to update.
  2. Display: Apply the snapshot settings to the current view.
  3. Update from View: Update the snapshot to match the current view settings.
  4. New View: Open a new view using the snapshot.
  5. (+) Add button: Add new snapshot.
  6. Checkbox: Enable to show detailed snapshot settings.