In this article:
- Loading a Demo Project
- Loading an Existing Project
- Loading a Project from SkylineGlobe Server
- Creating a New .FLY Project
- Saving a Project
Loading a Demo Project
Start getting acquainted with TerraExplorer by opening and exploring the application's demo project. In addition to detailed feature, raster, and mesh layers, the demo project also includes a collection of presentations that showcase many of TerraExplorer's powerful capabilities.
- On the application's Start page, click Open SkylineGlobe.com Demo Project.
Loading an Existing Project
- From the File menu, point to Open and select Open Project from File. The Open dialog box is displayed.
- Enter a file name or URL, or browse to an existing .FLY file in your file system.
- If you use a URL, you must enter the complete address, including the file name. For example: http://www.skylineglobe.com/SkylineGlobeLayers/SG_ExternalFlys/skylineglobe7.fly
- You can also open a .FLY project by double-clicking on any .FLY file in your file system or any link to a .FLY file on an HTML page.
Loading a Project from SkylineGlobe Server
- From the File menu, point to Open and select Open Project from SkylineGlobe.
- If you aren’t already logged in to a SkylineGlobe Server, the Login SkylineGlobe Server dialog box is first displayed. Click Log in to connect to a server. More about: Logging in to SGS >
- The SkylineGlobe Layer dialog box is displayed showing all project layers on your SkylineGlobe server. Select the required project layer and click Load. More about: Working with SkylineGlobe Server >
Creating a New .FLY Project
- From the File menu, select New (Ctrl +N). The Open Terrain Database dialog box is displayed.
- Enter the name of the local or remote MPT database, or browse to the required local database. More about: Opening a remote terrain database >
- If you instead want to open a low resolution MPT included in the installation folder, type: “%localterrain%”.
- Click OK.
Saving a Project
When you save your project, it is saved to a .FLY file, a file that contains all the project settings and content. The .FLY file does not include the actual terrain databases (MPT file) or any other loaded 2D or 3D files. It only contains objects (e.g., labels) and pointers to the local or remote files. More about: Saving a project >.
- To save: From the File menu, select Save (Ctrl + S).
- To save a project under a different name or in a different directory: From the File menu, select Save As. Then in the Save Project As dialog box, select a path and type a new project name, and click Save.