We’re happy to inform you that SpatialNote is updated with dynamic loading settings. After this major and much awaited update, SpatialNote can now work on less powerful devices and handle larger documents: the latest addition to the SpatialNote library, Principles of Macroeconomics, for example, has 207 cubes and 1330 notes, and it’s not the limit to how large your SpatialNote documents can be now. The new dynamic loading settings allow to significantly minimize the performance requirements. One setting adjusts how far into the structure the cubes are pre-loaded. The other one determines how close you need to be to a cube (when viewed from the outside) to see the information on its faces.
So if you found SpatialNote appealing at its earlier stages, but had to give it up because of the performance issues, now is a high time to give it another shot. Log into your account, go to settings, choose “1” in the “Nested levels to load” setting, and 100 in the “Hide distance for elements” setting. Then try working with documents you’ve already created, or browse through SpatialNote library.
The new settings are described in the updated User Guide:
“Nested levels to load” setting determines how many levels of cubes are loaded around the cube you’re currently in. The setting makes it possible for users with low-performance devices to use SpatialNote. It also makes it possible to create significantly larger documents and work with them. Note: When you make presentations, it’s best to choose the Load All option to ensure all the information is there if the internet connection fails.
“Hide distance for elements” setting allows determining how close you need to be to the cube for the information to be displayed on it when viewed from the outside. The scale is relative and ranges from 100 to 1000. When you only work in the inside view, it’s safe to choose the lowest setting (100). It would allow for faster performance. If you work with documents in an outside view as well, adjust the setting as you see fit.
Do you find the new settings helpful? Let us know in the comments below.