This section is about the bottom menu bar in 3D Views. For information on 3D joint animations and gallery animations and illustrations, please see the Joints & Gallery section of Help.
Once you have launched a 3D View, a menu bar displaying eight icons appears at the bottom of the View screen. These icons allow you to navigate through the app and access additional content and functionality.
Home: Click this icon to return to the Home screen.
Menu: Click this icon to return to the section you just came from. If you launched the 3D View from Region Views, clicking Menu will bring you back to the Region Views thumbnail screen. If you launched it from Bone Views, Menu will bring you back to the Bone Views listing. If you launched the View from Index, Menu will bring you back to the Index.
Definition: Click this icon after selecting a bone in the View to open a window displaying the definition of the selected structure. The window remains open if you select a different structure, and the definition for the most recently selected structure is displayed. To view a definition for a grouping of structures or a system, click on a structure within that grouping. Click on the name of the grouping in the breadcrumb trail at the top of the screen to select it, and then click the Definition icon. To close the Definition window, click the "Done" button in the top right corner of the window, or click the Definition icon again.
Tools: Click this icon to access actions for adjusting and interacting with the 3D model. Information on these specific actions is included in the "3D Views" help section.
Save View: Once you have customized a View, you can save it by clicking on the star-shaped "Save View" button at the bottom of the screen. Type a name for your customized View and save it by clicking "OK." The View is saved exactly as it appears on screen, including highlighting if a structure is selected.
To access your customized saved Views, click on the "My Views" button in the bottom left corner of the screen. Thumbnails of all your saved Views appear and can be arranged alphabetically or in the order they were created. The order of arrangement can be switched by clicking either the "Sort by Name" button or the "Sort by Date" button at the top of the screen.
To delete any of your saved Views, click the "Edit My Views" button at the top of the screen. Red circular icons appear on the corner of each View's thumbnail. Click on a red icon to permanently delete the View.
Draw: Click this icon to access the drawing feature. A window will appear showing drawing tools. Use "Marker" to draw over anatomy in the View. Selecting "Eraser" allows you to erase your markings manually, while "Erase All" clears all markings from the View. You can also choose to take a screenshot of your drawing, which saves it to the desktop (on a PC) or in your Pictures folder (on a Mac). Exit the Draw mode by choosing the "Done" button in the top right corner of the Draw window. If you exit the Draw mode, your drawing will be erased, so be sure to save or email your drawing if you wish to preserve it for future reference.
Screenshot: Click this icon to take a screenshot while in a View. The screenshot is saved to your desktop (on a PC) or to your Pictures folder (on a Mac).
Search: Click this icon to search for bones or ligaments when you are in a View. You can either search by typing in a keyword, or browse by structure name. The browse feature contains an alphabetical listing of all individual structures.
To search by keyword, type three or more letters of the bone or ligament you are searching for, then click the search button. A box appears above the search bar containing the search results, including the names of all relevant structures.
Each search result also displays the words "Add/Go To" or "Select/Go To" at the far right. Click on the word "Add" adds the structure to the View. Clicking on the word "Select" highlights the structure in the current View. You may need to reposition your View to see the selected structure if it is outside your current frame or obscured by other anatomy. Clicking on the name of the structure in the search results is another way to add or select the structure in the View.
To automatically generate a new View featuring a bone you found via the search tool, click on the words "Go To" in the search results. The app selects (or adds and selects) the structure and repositions the image so that the desired structure is centered in the View.