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Taking a Screen Shot

While in a Realtime Walkthrough your view can be saved to a picture file, which can then be e-mailed, printed, or edited using the Realtime Picture Editor (or any other picture editing software).

To take a screen shot:

1.   Press the F5 key on your keyboard, after which a standard Windows file dialog will appear to prompt you for a file name and location. Type the file name and click the Save button.

2.   The following dialog will appear:

3.   Select the desired resolution and render style. The resolution controls the size of the output image; for e-mailing, a resolution width of 1024 is recommended. Render styles are explained below.

4.   To save your image, click the OK button. The image will be saved to the name and location you specified earlier.

Impressionistic Render Styles

The Render Style option can be changed to give your Realtime Walkthrough image a different look and feel. A variety of render styles are available; each one is explained below.

Render Style



Set the style to Normal if you do not wish for any special render style to be applied.

Colored pencil

Set the style to Colored Pencil to make the entire picture appear as if it was drawn using colored pencils.


Set the style to Painting to make the entire picture appear as if it was painted on a canvas.


Set the style to Watercolor to make the entire picture appear as if it were painted using watercolors.

The following image is an example of the Colored Pencil render style:


      The Saving and Restoring Viewpoints feature makes it much easier to reproduce screen shots from exact locations.

      A screen shot can be printed after it is created; see Printing a Screen Shot for more information.