Starting TerraPhoto

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Starting TerraPhoto

Starting TerraPhoto

TerraPhoto is an MDL application that runs on top of MicroStation.

To start TerraPhoto:

1. Select MDL Applications command from the Utilities menu in MicroStation.

The MDL dialog opens:

load_tphoto

2. In the Available Applications list, select TPHOTO.

3. Click the Load button.

OR

1. Key in MDL LOAD TPHOTO.

When the application is loaded, it opens the TPhoto Main window and Main toolbox:

tphoto_main_toolbox

The Main toolbox can be re-sized by dragging its lower right corner with the mouse pointer. It can be docked to the edges of the MicroStation user interface.

If the TPhoto Main window is accidentally closed, it can be re-opened with the keyin command:

photo app mainwin

If the TerraPhoto Main toolbox is accidentally closed, it can be re-opened with the keyin command:

photo app main

The Available Applications list shows all MDL applications that MicroStation is able to locate. MicroStation searches for MDL applications in the directories listed in MS_MDLAPPS configuration variable. If MicroStation can not find TPHOTO.MA, you should check the variable in the Configuration Variable dialog of MicroStation. Make sure the directory path of the TPHOTO.MA file is included in the variable values. See also Installation Directories and Configuration Variables for more information.

Unloading TerraPhoto

TerraPhoto is unloaded automatically when you exit MicroStation. Sometimes you may want to unload the application while continuing to work with MicroStation. This frees up the memory reserved by TerraPhoto.

To unload TerraPhoto:

1. Select MDL Applications command from the Utilities pulldown menu in MicroStation.

The MDL dialog opens:

unload_tphoto

2. In the Loaded Applications list, select TPHOTO.

3. Click on the Unload button.

OR

1. Key in MDL UNLOAD TPHOTO.

This unloads the application and frees the memory allocated for it.