Sailpack Vision

Description SailPack-Vision is a free tool for image measurements. Just load an image, digitize shape stripes, measure distances and angles, superimpose other images and save measurements.Here are some tips that can help you to use this software.

Interface

Zoom: using the mouse wheel
Pan: using the right mouse button
Actions on an element can be accessed right-clicking on it.
How to digitize shape stripes on an image
- Open an image clicking on the 'camera' button in the main toolbar.
- Select an image and press 'ok'
- Click on the 'shape stripe digitizer' button in the main toolbar.

A secondary toolbar appears:
- Click on the image, on the first point (luff side) of the shape stripe.
- Press the 'space-bar' or click on 'Pick mid'.
- Click on the image, on a middle point of the shape stripe.
- Press the 'space-bar' or click on 'Pick end'.
- Click on the image, on the ending point (leech side) of the shape stripe.
- Press the 'space-bar' or click on 'Find stripe'.

The software tries to adjust the digitized shape stripe to the one from the picture. To adjust manually some control points, just drag and drop them at the appropriate position.
To add a control point, keep the 'shift' key pressed and click the image where you want to add the point.
To delete a control point, keep the 'ctrl' key pressed and click on the control point you want to delete.
- Once the shape stripe is digitized, right click on it and click on 'Custom height' and enter the height of the profile.
- Repeat this process for all the shape stripes.

The shape stripe properties are displayed in the right column of the window.
If you want to measure the twist of the shape stripes, you need to digitize a virtual shape stripe that you will set as your twist reference. The reference can be for example a spreader if you know its angle. Just digitize it (same process as for a shape stripe) and right-click on it and select 'set as twist reference'. Enter the angle of this reference and the 'angle' parameter of all the digitized shape stripes will be calculated using this reference.

How to measure angles and distances

- Open an image clicking on the 'camera' button in the main toolbar.
- Select an image and press 'ok'
- Click on the 'Add a new measurer tool' button in the main toolbar.

The blue line is the reference, the red one represents what you want to measure. Just drag and drop the control points of the reference and measurement lines. If you right click on the tool you can modify some options:
- Measurement line perpendicular to the reference line.
- Absolute length of the reference line
- Starting point of the measurement line attached to the reference line.

The measurements are displayed in the right column of the window.
'Length' is the length of the measurement line in percentage of the reference line length.
'Pos' is the position of the measurement line on the reference line, in percentage of the reference line length. 'Angle' is the angle between the reference and measurement lines.
'AbsLength' is the absolute length of the measurement line. To use this value, you need the set the absolute length of the reference line first.
'RefLength' is the absolute length of the reference line. The default value is '1.00'.
Here is a sample of angle measurement: the heel is 90-64.66 = 25.34°
Here is a sample of distance measurement: the spinnaker vertical depth is 33.5%

How to compare images
- Open a reference image clicking on the 'camera' button in the main toolbar.
- Select an image and press 'ok'
- Open a second image for comparison, clicking on the same 'camera' button in the main toolbar.
- Select an image and press 'ok'

The second image appears over the reference image. If you click on this image, you have the image properties that appear on the right column of the window. You can adjust the transparency of the second image with the corresponding 'slider'.

If you want to modify the second image:
- Translate the image keeping the left mouse button pressed.
- Rotate the image keeping the 'shift' key and the left mouse button pressed.
- Scale the image keeping the 'ctrl' key and the left mouse button pressed.

If you right click on the image, you can freeze its position pressing the button 'fixed position'.
If you want to orientate quickly the second image so that 2 of its points get superimpose with 2 other points within the reference image, you can right click on the second image and select 'Set position with 4 points'. Then select 2 points in the second image and the corresponding 2 points in the reference image. After this, the second image should be translated, rotated and scaled to have a perfect match between the selected points.

Here is an example:
Loading and saving measurement files
To load or save measurement files, just use the corresponding buttons in the main toolbar.
When you close the software, it asks if you want to save the current measurements in a file associated to the loaded image. If you answer yes, the next time you open the same image, the associated measurements will be automatically loaded.

Comments and parameters
In the left column of the window, you can enter some comments and general parameters (TWS, TWA, BS…). They will be saved in the measurement files.

Updates
In the main toolbar, if the message 'New version available' appears, just click on it to update the software. More information… For more information, please contact BSG Développements: support@bsgdev.com ONESAILS

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