Eye4Software Hydromagic

Hydrographic Survey Software


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Query objects

The Eye4Software Hydromagic software allows you to use the mouse to select a map feature or coordinate on the map,
in order to return more information on objects found at this location.

You can use this feature to get more information on a CAD or GIS feature, or to retrieve depth at any given location
(within the boundaries of a loaded or generated matrix).

You can access this feature by clicking the button in the toolbar.


Querying depth values

In order to retrieve depth information using the mouse, make sure a matrix is loaded or generated, and set to active.

You can activate (which means that is the matrix selected for operations) a matrix by right-clicking it in the "Project Explorer"
and selecting the "Set Active" option as shown below:

Activate Matrix

After selecting the matrix you want to use, set the cursor to "Query Object" by selecting the button in the toolbar. You can now click anywhere within the boundaries of the matrix to retrieve depth information. The depth, interpolated from the four nearest cells, will be calculated and displayed as shown below:

Query Info Dialog

When ready, right click on the map to dismiss the dialog and reset the mouse mode to "Panning".


Querying CAD or GIS features

In order to retrieve information on a object or feature on a CAD or GIS map, make sure the map is currently active.

You can activate (which basically means that this map is selected for operations) a map by right-clicking it in the "Project Explorer" and selecting the "Set Active" option as shown below:

Activate Map

After selecting the map or layer you want to use, set the cursor to "Query Object" by selecting the button in the toolbar. You can now click on the object you want to retrieve information for. When an object has been found, the "Query Object Information" dialog will be displayed:

Query Info Dialog

In this example we are querying a CAD object from a DXF file, so the DXF layer and handle are displayed. When ready, right click on the map to dismiss the dialog and reset the mouse mode to "Pan".


Converting CAD or GIS features to shorelines or boundaries

As you may have noticed, there are two buttons on the info dialog called: "Convert shape to shoreline" and "Convert shape to boundary".

These functions allow you to import the shape of a boundary or shoreline directly from a loaded CAD or GIS file.
Just select the object you want to use, and select either the boundary or shoreline option.

This functionality is demonstrated in the video tutorials below.


Video Tutorial: Convert CAD or GIS feature to boundary

This video tutorial shows how to create a boundary from a CAD or GIS feature (polygon or polyline) in a few steps. In Hydromagic, a boundary is used to clip contours, matrices and cross sections when generated.


Video Tutorial: Convert CAD or GIS feature to shoreline

This video tutorial shows how to create a shoreline from a CAD or GIS feature (polygon or polyline) in a few steps. In Hydromagic, a shoreline is used to provide additional information on a survey, such as the shoreline location, islands and manual depth measurements.