The 3D web interface is the primary user interface for Cloud-RF. This interface is compatible with desktops, laptops, tablets and even mobile phones.
The interface supports Android, Linux, Mac/OSX and Windows and works best with Google Chrome.
MINIMUM HARDWARE: 4GB of memory, dual core CPU
RECOMMENDED HARDWARE: 8GB of memory, quad core CPU, 1GB GPU
To access the Cloud-RF 3D Interface:
Click on the Web Interface button on the Home Page.
Hot Keys / Keyboard Shortcuts
There are a number of hot keys / keyboard shortcuts which are enabled in the interface which can allow you to manipulate your view/settings without moving your mouse.
You can use the following keyboard shortcuts:
Home- Reset your view to your current Tx marker.
Page Up- Zoom out.
Page Down- Zoom in.
Left Arrow- Pan view left.
Up Arrow- Pan view up.
Right Arrow- Pan view right.
Down Arrow- Pan view down.
Control + Left Arrow- Move Tx marker left.
Control + Up Arrow- Move Tx marker up.
Control + Right Arrow- Move Tx marker right.
Control + Down Arrow- Move Tx marker down.
Control + Space- Run a calculation.
The Transmitter Marker (Tx) indicates your Antenna Location.
To update your antenna location settings:
On the map, click on the desired location.
The transmitter marker will move to your clicked location.
The location settings under the input menu will be updated respectively.
Click on the transmitter marker to view the location parameters of the Transmitter - Latitude and Longitude.
When you have a layer, the information box next to the cursor will display the current co-ordinates, signal strength, distance and angle from the site.
Templates allows you to quickly apply settings from a saved configuration.
Saving a Template
To save a Template:
Configure the Input Menu as per your requirement.
Click on the Save button.
The Create and Remove Templates dialog box will appear.
Creating a Template
To create a Template:
After configuration in the Input Menu, click on the Save button.
In the Create and Remove Templates dialog box.
In the Name field, enter the desired Template name.
You can give a user-friendly name, for example: “Radio X”.
Click on Save button.
The created Template will be displayed under My Templates drop-down.
This is useful in a shared account where an Engineer might prepare the template(s) and a sales person might use them to qualify customers.
Deleting a Template
To delete a Template:
Click on the Template save button.
In the Create and Remove Templates dialog box.
In the Delete field, select the Template Name that you wish to delete.
Click on Delete button.
The deleted Template will be removed from the My Templates drop-down.
The output console provides the useful feedback related to the settings, errors, API inputs and API outputs as you use the Cloud-RF tool.
The Effective Radiated Power (ERP) and the computed resolution (in mega-pixels) will be printed in this console as you adjust the settings so that you can keep an eye on the same.
As an area calculation processes, you will see periodic updates in the console from the SLEIPNIR propagation engine.
When you submit a calculation for processing, all the API parameters will be displayed here. If you are a developer, you can directly copy paste this to use it in your code.
To do so:
Click on the Run button for execution, the Site name (Network name) field will be displayed in the Output Console.
Select the file format in which you wish to download the configuration settings file.
Click on Download icon.
In the top right corner of the interface indicates the current version of the API and UI which you are using.
You can click on either of the API or the UI which will open up a modal window in the interface which will give you a full changelog of what has changed in the version you are using.
To refer to the 3D Interface Documentation:
Click on the Documentation button located on the top right of the interface.
You can view information about your account by clicking on the Account Information icon located on the top right of the interface.
When you click on this a modal window will be opened which will contain various information.
Subscription Plan contains information about your current subscription details and your API usage.
Default Colour Schemas allows you to specify which colour schemas are selected by default for each of the available measured units.
Managers are buttons to other tools to allow you to customise your system settings.
Logout is used to log you out from the system.
Details about your current subscription plan are listed in the “Account Information” modal. Such information includes:
Your plan name.
Your account balance.
The expiry date of your current subscription.
Your API key, with a quick copy button.
Your API usage over the period of your current subscription.
Default Colour Schemas
With Cloud-RF we support a number of different measured units. As such there are limitations to using some measured units with some colour schemas. The utility in this section allows you to easily select a default colour schema for a number of different measured units:
Modulation and bit-error-rate
Reference Signal Received Power (RSRP)
Best site analysis
The schema which you choose here will be the default when you switch your measure unit in the “Mobile / Receiver” menu.
Cloud-RF by default may not have the required settings or customisations which you require, and so we include a number of different managers to allow you to build elements yourself.
Manage My Antennas allows you to import your own antenna patterns. Please consult the antenna management reference for further details.
Manage Clutter Profiles allows you to define the height and attenuation of environments. Please consult the clutter profile management reference for further details.
Manage My Colours allows you to build your own colour schemas. Please consult the colour management reference for further details.
You can logout from the interface by clicking on the logout button at the bottom of the “Account Information” modal.
The Cloud-RF 3D Interface can be easily accessed on your mobile phone.
The following UI will be displayed on your mobile phone, with a collapsed menu:
3D Interface Elements - Mobile View
The Expand/Collapse button of the Function Menu lets you expand or collapse the Side Menu consisting of Templates, Input Menu and Output Console.