Software Demonstration

This document will guide you through the setup of the DigiSize software, installation of the sample database(s) and some of the basic operations within DigiSize. There are several sections in this guided demonstration of the DigiSize software and the sections should be approached in the order presented here:

  1. Preparation
  2. Setup
  3. Project Manager
  4. Open Manager
  5. Measure Form
  6. Manually Pick Points

Preparation

You must complete the software installation instructions before you attempt to work through this tutorial. Please refer to the appropriate instructions, if necessary:

  1. Installation Instructions (Software ONLY)
  2. Installation Instructions for USB-Based Scanners
  3. Installation Instructions for SCSI-Based Scanners

Setup

In this step, you will launch the DigiSize software and switch into the Whole Body mode.

  1. Double-click the DigiSize icon on the desktop. Alternately, you may choose DigiSize by selecting 'Start Menu | All Programs | DigiSize'. You should see a window similar to the illustration below.
    [DigiSize]
    DigiSize
  2. If you do not see 'WB (SCSI) #9999' at the bottom of the DigiSize window, select the Whole Body scanner:
    1. Choose 'Scanner | Select Device...'
    2. Click one time on 'WB (SCSI) #9999', then click the Accept button.
    3. You may be presented with an error message (pictured below). If you see this message, click the 'OK' button to proceed to DigiSize.
    4. [Scanner Not Ready]
      Scanner Not Ready Dialog

Project Manager

In this step, you will create a new DigiSize project.

For more detailed information on the Project Manager, please consult the Project Manger Tutorial or the Project Manger section of this user guide.

  1. Select 'Project | Manager...'.
  2. [Project Menu]
    Project Menu

    The Project Manager window will now open.

    [Project Manager]
    Project Manager
  3. Click the New button to create a new project. The project manager will expand to show details about this project.
  4. [Project Manager]
    Project Manager
  5. Add information to the Project Manager.
    1. Project Name:
    2. For the purposes of this tutorial, enter Whole Body Tutorial.

    3. Project Type:
    4. Choose 'Whole Body' from the pop-up menu.

    5. Company:
    6. Enter your company's name here.

    7. Location:
    8. Type in the location (building / city / department / etc.).

    9. Group Label:
    10. Enter the label Group.

    11. ID Label:
    12. Enter ID as the label.

    13. Database Folder:
      1. Press the Browse... button.
      2. Navigate to the '...\digisize_databases\' folder.
      3. Double click the Whole Body sample database, 'wb_cyberware_female_db'.
      4. Click the Okay button to select this database.
      [Project Manager - Choose Folder]
      Project Manager - Choose Folder
    14. Size Tables:
    15. Select demo from the drop-down list, if it is not selected by default.

    16. Segmentation:
    17. Select NEW from the drop-down list, if it is not selected by default.

    18. Printer:
    19. Select NONE from the drop-down list, if it is not selected by default.

    20. Scale:
    21. Select NONE from the drop-down list, if it is not selected by default.

    22. Naming Convention:
    23. Select Standard from the drop-down list, if it is not selected by default.

    The Project Manager should now appear similar to the illustration below:

    [Project Manager]
    Project Manager
  6. Press the 'Save' button to save this project.
  7. [Project Manager]
    Project Manager
  8. When prompted, confirm that you would like to use this project as the current project by pressing the Yes button.
  9. [Project Manager]
    Project Manager

    The Project Manager should now appear similar to the illustration below:

    [Project Manager]
    Project Manager
  10. Close the Project Manager.

Open Manager

In this step, you will work with the Open Manager.

For more information on the Open Manager, please consult the Open Manger Tutorial or the Open Manger section of this user guide.

  1. Select 'Database | Open Manager...'.
  2. [DigiSize]
    DigiSize

    The Open Manager window will now appear on your screen.

    [Open Manager]
    Open Manager
  3. Select a file from the list, such as DBN #22, then click View Subject button. The 3D scan file will open in the main DigiSize window.
  4. [View Subject #22]
    View Subject #22

Measure Form

In this step, you will work with the automated measurements in the Measure Form.

For more information on the Measure Form, please consult the Measure Form section of this user guide.

  1. Select 'Measure | Form...'.
  2. [DigiSize]
    DigiSize

    The Measure Form window will now appear on your screen.

    [Measure Form]
    Measure Form
  3. Click the Select All button to select all of the measurements displayed in the Measure Form list.
  4. [Measure Form - Select All]
    Measure Form - Select All
  5. Click the Calculate Measurements button.
  6. The measurements will be performed and the statistics will be updated in the Measure Form window. You should see results similar to those below when the processing is complete:

    [Measure Form - Calculate Measurements]
    Measure Form - Calculate Measurements

Manually Pick Points

There are occasions where DigiSize cannot determine the location of a particular point in the dataset. When this occurs, you will be prompted to manually select that point. Below is a example of this procedure, using scan 190.

For a more complete reference to the manual point picking process, please consult the Manual Point Picking tutorial or the Point Form section of this user guide.

  1. Select 'Database | Open Manager...'.
  2. [Open Manager]
    Open Manager
  3. Scroll through the scan subjects listing until you locate scan 190, then double-click that file.
  4. [Open Manager - Scan 190]
    Open Manager - Scan 190
  5. Select 'Measure | Form...'.
  6. [Measure Form]
    Measure Form
  7. Press the Select All button.
  8. [Measure Form - Select All]
    Measure Form - Select All
  9. Press the Calculate Measurements button.
  10. [Measure Form - Calculate Measurements]
    Measure Form - Calculate Measurements
  11. When the software encounters an undefined point, it will present you with the Pick Point (manual) dialog:
  12. [Manual Point Picking Dialog]
    Manual Point Picking Dialog

    To manually pick a point, follow this procedure:

    1. Hold the down Shift key, manually position the mouse cursor in the main DigiSize window, then click the left mouse button to pick the point.
    2. If you are unsure of the location of the point, look to the middle of the Pick Point (manual) window for a description of the point.

      [Manual Point Picking Dialog]
      Manual Point Picking Dialog

      You many also press the Definition button to get a complete definition of the point, including an illustration.

      [Manual Point Picking Dialog]
      Manual Point Picking Dialog
    3. When you are satisfied that you have picked the point accurately, depress the Shift key and click using the right mouse button to accept the picked point.
    4. Continue manually picking points until the measurements are complete and displayed in the Measure Form.

    For more information, please refer to the Complete Whole Body Tutorials.