Preferences

Select the preferred display unit

Select the preferred display unit
  1. In the Control Panel, go to the Tool menu.
  2. Click Preferences at the bottom of the menu.
  3. In the Preferences window, choose your preferred Display Units. Select Project Units, International Metres or International Feet from the dropdown menu to set your preferred display measurement unit. This setting affects only the display, without modifying the underlying data. The following describes each option and the effect on the display unit:
    • Project Units — Units will be displayed based on the X/Y Unit defined for the project (see Creating a Project). Insight will calculate depth, length, area or volume based on the X/Y coordinates in the project unit and display them accordingly in project units.
    • International Metres — Units will be displayed in international metres. Insight will calculate depth, length, area or volume based on the X/Y coordinates in the project unit and display them in international metres. For example, if your project X/Y unit is defined in feet or any other non-standard metric/imperial units, Insight will then calculate, convert and display the measurements in international metres.
    • International Feet — Units will be displayed in international feet. Insight will calculate depth, length, area or volume based on the X/Y coordinates in the project unit and display them in international feet.  For example, if your project X/Y unit is defined in metres or any other non-standard metric/imperial units, Insight will then calculate, convert and display the measurements in international feet.

Configure network settings

Configure network settings
  1. In the Control Panel, go to the Tool menu.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. Click Network Settings. This allows you to configure the network settings for connection with the DUG licence server (see Configuring Proxy Settings).

Configure crosshair

Configure crosshair
  1. In the Control Panel, go to the Tool menu.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. At the Crosshair settings section, you can change the colour, size and thickness of your crosshair. As you change the colour and size of the crosshair, you can view the changes directly from any section views.

Adjust mouse dragging sensitivity for picking

Adjust mouse dragging sensitivity for picking

From the Preferences window, you can also control the level of mouse sensitivity when picking points in the picking mode.

  1. In the Control Panel, go to the Tool menu.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. At Mouse Drag Sensitivity while Picking, move the slider from Fine, Coarse to Off. In general, this feature controls the number of pixels you have to move for a click to become a drag based on the log scale. The level of sensitivity decreases as you move the slider from Fine to Off.

Reset hidden dialogs

Reset hidden dialogs

You can reset the hidden dialogs in Insight (an example of a hidden dialog is the dialog that displays instructions to use the screen capture tool when you click the camera icon at the navigation bar in the Map View and section views). This will display the hidden dialogs, which is the default setting in Insight. You may want to reset this to see the hidden dialogs if you have set it to Don't show again on the first time when the dialogs were displayed.

  1. In the Control Panel, go to the View menu.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. Click Reset hidden dialogs.
  4. Click Close to exit the Preferences window.