June 19, 2023: We continue to improve the Aurora in-app experience with style updates for Design Mode. These new updates provide a consistent experience across the platform to improve navigation and visual cues.
Table of Contents
- Screen Recording of the Style Update for Design Mode
- Top Toolbar Buttons and Drop-downs
- Site & System Toolbar
- Map Buttons
Screen Recording of the Style Update for Design Mode
The easiest and fastest way to see these updates is by watching the screen recording below that covers all of the changes in one place in just a few minutes.
Top Toolbar Buttons and Drop-downs
The Top Toolbar includes various buttons and dropdown menus including Save, Download, Undo, Redo, LIDAR, Irradiance, as well as Production and Utility Bill Savings.
A few changes to be aware of:
- Sun path toggle moved from bottom of screen to top toolbar
- Icons have been simplified for LIDAR and Irradiance and tooltips have been added
- Colors introduced for visual states (i.e., sunpath, LIDAR, irradiance)
Below is a high-level before and after example of the Top Toolbar Buttons and Drop-downs style update:
Site & System Toolbar
The Site & System Toolbar is used to build out your site and system in Design Mode. The Site Toolbar includes tools required for building the roof and the System Toolbar includes tools for designing the system. There are some minor visual updates like size, icons, and text, but everything else is the same. Below are before and after examples of the updates made to the Site & System Toolbar.
Aurora provides visual feedback Banners to communicate to the user that they are in a type of drawing/editing mode. Examples of some specific Banners include “Draw roof”, “Edit roof”, and “Draw ground mounts”. The updates made to the Banners in Design Mode are shown below..
Aurora users interact with Map Buttons to change map views (i.e., Nearmap, Google Maps, etc.), take advantage of the Map split view, resize the map view, or use the “Draw ruler” feature.
A few updates you should be aware regarding Map Buttons include:
- The Sun path button was moved to the top toolbar
- Imagery On/Off button has been added
- Icon styles have been updated
- Tooltips have been added
Below is a before and after image for map buttons:
The Inspector section is located at the right side of the screen. This section allows you to put in specific inputs related to the different features or tools you select while in the Aurora app. Below are a few examples of inspector changes you will see with the updated style.