Database Menu

The Database Menu provides the user with some tools for working with the DigiSize project database. These tools can show a summary of all of the scans that are in the database, allow the user to classify the scans for later use in the software, the ability to compress the database to save space on a local or network drive, and to view important information for each scan.

[Database Menu]
Database Menu

Open Manager

The purpose of Open Manager is to quickly open project scan files. A user will employ this manager in order to work with files, one by one. Once a scan is selected and opened in the Open Manager, a variety of processing tasks become available. This is the fastest way to open a file from the current project, relieving the user of the navigation tasks after selecting File | Open... The Open Manager also allows the user to switch between projects without going to the Project Manager

[Open Manager]
Open Manager

For examples showing how to use the Open Manager, visit one of the following tutorials:

 

Project Name

The Project Name is the label given to the current project in the Project Manager. If needed, the user may switch from one project to another using this listing. Simply click on the current project name, then select the desired project from the list with the left mouse button.

[Open Manager - Project Name]
Open Manager - Project Name

Project Type

The entry in the Project Type area will change, depending upon the selection made in the Project Name listing. This value is set and acquired from the Project Manager.

[Open Manager - Project Type]
Open Manager - Project Type

File Filter

The filters allow a user to select a limited range of scans that will be available in the file listing. This is helpful if the user would like to work with a particular Group or ID, rather than the entire database. The pop-up allows for the rapid selection of All scans, a Group of scans, a particular ID or scans from a specific date or range of dates. The filter text establishes the parameters for each selection.

[Open Manager - File Filter]
Open Manager - File Filter

File Filter Example

In order to demonstrate the file filter, we will select only those scans in the database that are from Group 1.

  1. Select Group from the pop-up.
  2. [Open Manager]
    Open Manager
  3. The filter text should be entered as "1".
  4. [Open Manager]
    Open Manager
  5. Press the Okay button to use the filter. Notice the updated file listing in the illustration below.
  6. [Open Manager]
    Open Manager
  7. To return to the full listing of files, simply select All from the pop-up, then click the Okay button
  8. [Open Manager]
    Open Manager

File Listing

The file listing shows all of the files in the current project that meet the file filtering criteria. By default, all of the files in the current project will be displayed.

[Open Manager - File Listing]
Open Manager - File Listing

Previous Record

The Previous Record button loads the previous file (from the file listing, not necessarily the previously-opened file) into the software.

[Open Manager - Previous Record]
Open Manager - Previous Record

Next Record

The Next Record button loads the next file from the file listing into the software.

[Open Manager - Next Record]
Open Manager - Next Record

File Details

This section of the Open Manager displays important information for the current record, listed in the following table:

[Open Manager - File Details]
Open Manager - File Details
InfoDetail
Key LocatorThis value shows the database keys that help to locate the file within the database.
Database NumberThe Database Number is the location of the file within the current database.
Database PathA Windows-style path to the original database from which the scan originated.
Scan DateThe date the scan was captured in a YYYYMMDD format.
Scan TimeThe time the scan was saved into the database in a HHMMSS format.
GroupThe Group identifier to which this scan belongs. This data is acquired from the Project Manager.
IDA unique ID number for the scan, within the original database, acquired from the Project Manager..
CompanyThis value is also set in the Project Manager and is unique to each installation.

View Subject

This button will use the file that is selected in the File Listing and display that file in the main DigiSize window.

[Open Manager - View Subject]
Open Manager - View Subject

Scan Manager

The Scan Manager provides the user with a control panel that simplifies the acquisition of scan subjects. It gives the user one button access to the scanning process and automatically names scan files.

[Scan Manager]
Scan Manager

For examples showing how to use the Scan Manager, visit one of the following tutorials:

 

Project Name

The Project Name is the label given to the current project in the Project Manager. If needed, the user may switch from one project to another using this listing. Simply click on the current project name, then select the desired project from the list with the left mouse button.

[Scan Manager - Project Name]
Scan Manager - Project Name

Project Type

The entry in the Project Type area will change, depending upon the selection made in the Project Name listing. This value is set and acquired from the Project Manager.

[Scan Manager - Project Type]
Scan Manager - Project Type

Group

Enter the Group Identifier next to "Group". The Group field is a value used to identify the group to which the subject belongs. This value could be a department, division, platoon or any other term that is a meaningful description of the group for the current project.

[Scan Manager - Group]
Scan Manager - Group

ID

Enter the scan subject's ID into the "ID" field. This entry identifies a specific scan subject within the Group. Examples of typical IDs are things such as an employee ID or social security number.

[Scan Manager - ID]
Scan Manager - ID

Subject

Using the Subject radio buttons, select the sex of the subject; Male or Female.

[Scan Manager - Subject]
Scan Manager - Subject

Scan

Use this button to start scanning a subject.

[Scan Manager - Scan]
Scan Manager - Scan

Clear

The Clear button will clear the current settings in the Scan Manager.

[Scan Manager - Clear]
Scan Manager - Clear

Summary...

Select this menu item to display the number of scans and the number of groups for the current project. The initial screen shows the breakdown by year. A bar graph gives a visual representation of the numbers for quick comparison of years. Radio buttons allow switching between showing counts of individual scans and the number of groups that were scanned.

[Database Summary]
Database Summary

Clicking the button for a specific year brings up another screen with that year broken into months. Clicking the button for a specific month brings up another screen with that month broken into scan days.

[Database Summary - 2006 Monthly]
Database Summary - 2006 Monthly

Classify...

This menu selection to show a list of scan subjects from the current project database showing the quality classification for each scan. Each scan can be viewed to check for problems such as movement, external light interference, incorrect scan pose, etc. Only scans which are classified as "good" will be available for a number of functions such as Measurement Batch, Statistics, etc.

[Database Classify]
Database Classify

For examples of database classification, visit one of the following tutorials:

 

Project Name

The Project Name is the label given to the current project in the Project Manager. If needed, the user may switch from one project to another using this listing. Simply click on the current project name, then select the desired project from the list with the left mouse button.

[Database Classify - Project Name]
Database Classify - Project Name

Project Type

The entry in the Project Type area will change, depending upon the selection made in the Project Name listing. This value is set and acquired from the Project Manager.

[Database Classify - Project Type]
Database Classify - Project Type

Filter

The filter section allows the user to display, in the scan list, only those datasets that are of interest. The data can be filtered based upon the date that the scan was taken, a specific key filter, data quality, or not filtered in any way.

[Database Classify - Filter]
Database Classify - Filter

File Filter Example

In order to demonstrate the file filter, we will select only those scans in the database that are from Group 1.

  1. Select Group from the pop-up.
  2. [Database Classify]
    Database Classify
  3. The filter text should be entered as "1".
  4. [Database Classify]
    Database Classify
  5. Press the Okay button to use the filter. Notice the updated file listing in the illustration below.
  6. [Database Classify]
    Database Classify
  7. To return to the full listing of files, simply select All from the pop-up, then click the Okay button
  8. [Database Classify]
    Database Classify

Scan Subject List

The scan subject list displays all scans in the database that conform to the current filter setting. A scan dataset can be displayed by double-clicking the desired scan in this list.

[Database Classify - Scan Subject List]
Database Classify - Scan Subject List

Total Count

This field shows the number of subjects in the Scan Subject List.

Select All

The Select All button selects all of the files in the scan subject list. This is very useful if you would like to classify a large number of scans at one time.

[Database Classify - Select All]
Database Classify - Select All

Select None

This button will clear any selections in the scan subject list.

[Database Classify - Select None]
Database Classify - Select None

Previous Record

These two buttons will allow the user to scroll through the scan list. Select the Previous Record button to go backwards. Select the Next Record button to move forward through the list.

[Database Classify - Previous Record]
Database Classify - Previous Record

Next Record

These two buttons will allow the user to scroll through the scan list. Select the Previous Record button to go backwards. Select the Next Record button to move forward through the list.

[Database Classify - Next Record]
Database Classify - Next Record

View Subject

The View Subject button, once pressed, will open the selected scan and display that scan in the display window. The default viewing mode of quick points will be used to initially render the scan. Using the mouse, the user can rotate the scan image to view it from different angles and can change to other viewing modes in order to check for possible problems with the scan. For alternate rendering selections, refer to the View Menu section of this user guide.

[Database Classify - View Subject]
Database Classify - View Subject

Scan Information List

After selecting a scan, such information as the key locator, database number, scan quality, scan date and time, the group number and ID number are displayed in this area of the window.

[Database Classify - Scan Information List]
Database Classify - Scan Information List
InfoDetail
Key LocatorThis value shows the database keys that help to locate the file within the database.
Database NumberThe Database Number is the location of the file within the current database.
Database PathA Windows-style path to the original database from which the scan originated.
Scan DateThe date the scan was captured in a YYYYMMDD format.
Scan TimeThe time the scan was saved into the database in a HHMMSS format.
GroupThe Group identifier to which this scan belongs. This data is acquired from the Project Manager.
IDA unique ID number for the scan, within the original database, acquired from the Project Manager..
CompanyThis value is also set in the Project Manager and is unique to each installation.

Scan Quality Selector

This pop-up allows the user to quickly select from a listing of scan quality settings. Simply click on the pop-up and select the entry that best describes the quality of the active dataset.

[Database Classify - Scan Quality]
Database Classify - Scan Quality
QualityExample
goodThis is a good scan, with no defects.
clothingThere is some problem with the subject's clothing.
environmentSome environmental problem occurred, such as too much ambient light causing streaking in the data.
pictureExample
glassesThe subject was wearing glasses.
lightThere is too much ambient light.
noiseThe data contains too much noise.
unprocessedThis scan has not been edited or has not been classified.
incompleteThe scan is missing some data.
positionThe subject is not positioned correctly.
corruptThe file has been corrupted by a disk error or some similar occurrence.
cd_problemExample
alignmentThe data is not properly aligned.
movementThe subject moved during the scan.
hairThe subject's hair is causing problems with the data (spiking).
unclassifiedThis scan has not yet been classified. This is the default value for any new scan.
calibrationThe scanner is out of calibration and needs to be zeroed.
maintenanceThere is some mechanical trouble evident in the scanned data.

The following examples should illustrate some of the common problems that one might encounter when classifying a scan:

[Stray Light] [Improper Clothing]
Stray LightImproper Clothing
[Bad Positioning] [Subject Movement]
Bad PositioningSubject Movement
[Noise]
Too Much Noise

Update Quality

If there is a problem with the scan, the scan quality should be set accordingly by selecting an appropriate setting from the popup menu at the lower left of the window. If there are no problems, the scan should be classified as "good" which makes it available for other DigiSize operations, such as measurement extraction. After selecting the quality, click the Update Quality button.

[Database Classify - Update Quality]
Database Classify - Update Quality

Actions Menu

The Actions menu provides an alternate method to access the common operations of this window. A scan can be permanently removed from the database by selecting the subject from the list, then selecting Delete Subject from the Actions menu. It is recommended that scan files be removed from the database only through this function in order to keep the database index current.

Align...

This menu selection allows the user to manually align the data in the database or to use the Frankfurt Horizontal Alignment process to accurately and automatically set all of the Head & Face scans in the project to a common, defined orientation.

[Database Alignment]
Database Alignment

For examples showing how to perform a database alignment, visit one of the following tutorials:

 

Project Name

The Project Name is the label given to the current project in the Project Manager. If needed, the user may switch from one project to another using this listing. Simply click on the current project name, then select the desired project from the list with the left mouse button.

[Database Align - Project Name]
Database Align - Project Name

Project Type

The entry in the Project Type area will change, depending upon the selection made in the Project Name listing. This value is set and acquired from the Project Manager.

[Database Align - Project Type]
Database Align - Project Type

File Filter

The filters allow a user to select a limited range of scans that will be available in the file listing. This is helpful if the user would like to work with a particular Group or ID, rather than the entire database. The pop-up allows for the rapid selection of All scans, a Group of scans, a particular ID or scans from a specific date or range of dates. The filter text establishes the parameters for each selection.

[Database Align - File Filter]
Database Align - File Filter

File Filter Example

In order to demonstrate the file filter, we will select only those scans in the database that are from Group 1.

  1. Select Group from the pop-up.
  2. [Database Align]
    Database Align
  3. In the filter text should be entered as "1".
  4. [Database Align]
    Database Align
  5. Press the Okay button to use the filter. Notice the updated file listing in the illustration below.
  6. [Database Align]
    Database Align
  7. To return to the full listing of files, simply select All from the pop-up, then click the Okay button
  8. [Database Align]
    Database Align

File Listing

The file listing shows all of the files in the current project that meet the file filtering criteria. By default, all of the files in the current project will be displayed.

[Database Align - File Listing]
Database Align - File Listing

Previous Record

The Previous Record button loads the previous file (from the file listing, not necessarily the previously-opened file) into the software.

[Database Align - Previous Record]
Database Align - Previous Record

Next Record

The Next Record button loads the next file from the file listing into the software.

[Database Align - Next Record]
Database Align - Next Record

View Subject

This button will use the file that is selected in the File Listing and display that file in the main DigiSize window.

[Database Align - View Subject]
Database Align - View Subject

Alignment Method

These buttons are used to specify whether the scans are manually aligned or if the user chooses to use the Frankfurt Horizontal alignment.

[Database Align - Alignment Method]
Database Align - Alignment Method

Manual Alignment

This method is selected by default. The user has complete control over the alignment of the scans in the database, using the Yaw, Pitch and Roll sliders. The tutorials contain an excellent example of the manual alignment technique. Reference the links above for more information.

[Database Align - Manual Alignment Tools]
Database Align - Manual Alignment Tools

Frankfurt Horizontal Alignment

The Frankfurt Horizontal method is defined as a head position in which the right and left tragion and the left infraorbitale are in a horizontal plane with the nose facing forward. The tutorials contain an excellent example of the manual alignment technique. Reference the links above for more information.

[Database Align - Frankfurt Horizontal Alignment]
Database Align - Frankfurt Horizontal Alignment

Update Alignment

Use the Update Alignment button to save the new alignment into the database.

[Database Align - Update Alignment]
Database Align - Update Alignment

Reset Alignment

This button will reset the alignment parameters to the original settings. This will destroy any manual or Frankfurt Horizontal alignment adjustments.

[Database Align - Reset Alignment]
Database Align - Reset Alignment

Compress...

Compress displays list of scan subjects from the current project database showing the file type (suffix), file size, etc. A selection of scan files can be compressed to conserve disk space. Files that have been compressed will display a type of ".gz". DigiSize can open scan files in either compressed or uncompressed state.

[Database Compress]
Database Compress

For examples showing how to compress a database, visit one of the following tutorials:

 

Project Name

The Project Name is the label given to the current project in the Project Manager. If needed, the user may switch from one project to another using this listing. Simply click on the current project name, then select the desired project from the list with the left mouse button.

[Database Compress - Project Name]
Database Compress - Project Name

Project Type

The entry in the Project Type area will change, depending upon the selection made in the Project Name listing. This value is set and acquired from the Project Manager.

[Database Compress - Project Type]
Database Compress - Project Type

File Filter

The filters allow a user to select a limited range of scans that will be available in the file listing. This is helpful if the user would like to work with a particular Group or ID, rather than the entire database. The pop-up allows for the rapid selection of All scans, a Group of scans, a particular ID or scans from a specific date or range of dates. The filter text establishes the parameters for each selection.

[Database Compress - File Filter]
Database Compress - File Filter

File Filter Example

In order to demonstrate the file filter, we will select only those scans in the database that are from Group 1.

  1. Select Group from the pop-up.
  2. [Database Compress]
    Database Compress
  3. The filter text should be entered as "1".
  4. [Database Compress]
    Database Compress
  5. Press the Okay button to use the filter. Notice the updated file listing in the illustration below.
  6. [Database Compress]
    Database Compress
  7. To return to the full listing of files, simply select All from the pop-up, then click the Okay button
  8. [Database Compress]
    Database Compress

File Listing

The file listing shows all of the files in the current project that meet the file filtering criteria. By default, all of the files in the current project will be displayed.

[Database Compress - File Listing]
Database Compress - File Listing

Select All

The Select All button selects all of the files in the scan subject list. This is very useful if you would like to compress a large number of scans at one time.

[Database Compress - Select All]
Database Classify - Select All

Select None

This button will clear any selections in the scan subject list.

[Database Compress - Select None]
Database Classify - Select None

Compress

Any files that are selected (using the mouse or the Select All button) will be compressed as soon as this button is pressed.

[Database Compress]
Database Compress

Compress Stop

This button will cause the current database compression to cease. The user may reinitiate the compression at any time.

[Database Compress - View Subject]
Database Compress - View Subject

View...

Displays information about a selected scan subject. Radio buttons switch the display to show all measurements extracted, all points located and all clothing sizes selected for the subject. Options menu has radio buttons to select either metric or English measurements.

[Database View]
Database View

Manual Entry

Manual Entry is used to enter additional information about a scan subject and then store the information in the project database. A user will select a Form Name from the list on the right-hand side of the window. Forms are created by Cyberware according to specific customer requirements.

[Database Manual Entry]
Database Manual Entry

Manual Entry Example

In this example, a user will be shown the steps necessary to use the Manual Entry window.

  1. Select the UniSA ADAPT form from the drop down listing.
  2. [Manual Entry - Form Name]
    Manual Entry - Form Name
  3. Select a scan subject from the listing on the left-hand side of the window. For the purposes of this example, select DBN 117.
  4. [Manual Entry - Scan Subject]
    Manual Entry - Scan Subject
  5. Enter a Subject ID.
  6. [Manual Entry - Subject ID]
    Manual Entry - Subject ID
  7. Select the sex of the subject from the drop-down menu, Female in this case.
  8. [Manual Entry - Subject's Sex]
    Manual Entry - Subject's Sex
  9. Enter the subject's height.
  10. [Manual Entry - Height]
    Manual Entry - Height
  11. Enter the subject's weight.
  12. [Manual Entry - Weight]
    Manual Entry - Weight
  13. Press the Save button to save the new information into the project database.
  14. [Manual Entry - Save]
    Manual Entry - Save

Import Manager

The Import Manager is used to import 3D scan files into a project database. This is helpful if the Database Scan Manager was not used for scanning the subjects, such as when a pre-existing set of scans are acquired. It is also very helpful when a user needs to import large numbers of scan files.

[Import Manager]
Import Manager

Import Manager Example

To import scan files into a DigiSize project, follow this procedure:

  1. Move all of the scans that are to be imported into a single folder.
  2. Verify that the Project Name is the correct project in which to store the imported files.
  3. [Import Manager - Project Name]
    Import Manager - Project Name
  4. Press the Browse... button. A navigation window will appear on your screen.
  5. [Import Manager - Browse]
    Import Manager - Browse
  6. Using the navigation window, locate the folder that contains the desired files.
  7. [Navigation Window]
    Navigation Window
  8. Click one time on the folder, then press the Okay button.
  9. [Navigation Window - Okay]
    Navigation Window - Okay
  10. Choose an Orientation method from the pop-up listing.
  11. [Import Manager - Scan Orientation]
    Import Manager - Scan Orientation

    These preset orientations will guarantee that the scan subject will be oriented in the expected direction (subject facing into the camera). The current available orientations are:

    1. Cyberware_iv: This is a Cyberware CyScan/Inventor file, typically this type of file will have an ".iv" file extension.
    2. Cyberware_echo: This will orient the scan in accordance with the Cyberware Echo scan format. An Echo file will rarely have a file extension.
    3. SizeChina_ply: This is an orientation particular to PLY files used by SizeChina.
  12. Press the Import button to begin importing files.
  13. [Import Manager - Import]
    Import Manager - Import
  14. When the import operation is complete, you should see a dialog similar to the following:
  15. [Import Complete]
    Import Complete

Process Manager

The purpose of the Process Manager is provide an end-to-end automated solution, from scanning to data processing. In a typical setup, there is a workstation to control the scanner and another workstation that functions as a measurement processing machine and controls a printer. When Process Manager is started, it automatically monitors a specified folder for any new scans. If a new scan appears in the monitored folder, DigiSize will open the scan files, extract measurements, size clothing items and print a pick ticket.

[Process Manager]
Process Manager