Display Builder

Display Layout

Manage the number and relative positions of Displays in a Group.


The controls in this section are organised in two rows - the upper row for the horizontal controls, and the lower row for the vertical controls.

Display Counts:

Specify the number of Displays in the Group in columns and rows. The current maximum number of Displays is 99 in each direction.

By default Display are numbered horizontally, then vertically (across columns, then rows). The H/V Order button can toggle the numbering order (and will display V/H Order).

Softedge / Display Overlap:

The Softedge, or overlap, between each Display can be specified in pixels, or as a percentage of the Display resolution. If the physical dimensions of the Group have been specified, the desired softedge size can also be entered in physical units.

Group surface area:

This displays the overall surface dimensions and aspect ratio of all the Displays in the Group, taking the softedge into account. This is shown in pixels by default but also as physical dimensions, if these have been set for the Group.

These fields can also be used to recalculate the softedge dimensions or attempt to fit Displays to a desired size. Manually specifying a value will change the layout mode from Automatic to User Set. To apply the specified values, hit the Fit Displays button, which will attempt to calculate the best number of Displays and softedge dimensions to fit the supplied dimensions.

Group origin:

By default, Displays are positioned with the Stage origin at the top-left. Click one of the 9 alignment points to align the Group differently.

Relative positioning:

By default, Display Groups are positioned relative to the Stage. When adding Display Groups, they can optionally be parented to another Group (with a lower ID) by selecting it in the dropdown list. By default the current position of the Display Group is maintained when the parent changes; Hold the Shift key while selecting a parent to reset the offset to zero.

The horizontal and vertical offset can be specified. These values are displayed in pixels but, once the physical scale of the project is set, you can also enter physical dimensions - e.g. 2.5m - to calculate the equivalent distance in pixels.

When a parent Display Group is selected, you can select one of the 9 alignment points to align the Group to a different point of the parent. This allows you to, for example, align the top-left corner of one Group to the bottom-right corner of another Group.