Comparing the areas, shadowing and footprint of different scenarios is a key part of design.

Giraffe supports design options with the 'drawing layers'.

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Layers

Drawing Layers

Create Drawing Layers and Add Geometry

Create a new Drawing Layer using the New Layer button in the draw palette.

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This creates a new layer and sets it to the 'Active Layer'. All geometries you create will be created on the currently active layer.

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You can change the visibility of layers in the Layer tab in the left-hand palette.

Drag the opacity slider all the way to the left to turn a layer off.

✐ Next to a drawing layer indicates it is visible

👁️‍🗨️ Next to a drawing layer indicates it is not visible, and not included in calculations.

Giraffe Urban Calculations show the areas for all layers that are on. To show areas for different options turn the layers you don't want to consider to fully invisible.

View Different Scenarios

Giraffe Urban Calculations shows the areas for all layers that are on. To show areas for different options turn the layers you don't want to consider to fully invisible. (You'll see a closed eye icon).

Remember you can use views to control layer visibility! Layers can be used in the normal view and also in the 3D view.

Compare Different Scenarios

You can compare scenarios using Analytics

More Layer Pages

Layers

Lens (Data Table)

Portfolio Layer

How to Share Data

Importing Esri or WMS Layers

Upload Vector Files as Layers (GeoJSON, Shapefile, DXF, KML, CSV)

Upload Raster Files as layers (PDF, JPG, PNG)