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EX-2024-The i3WHITEBOARD Tool menu

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Tool menu

On the i3WHITEBOARD you’ll find several tools to work with, divided into three sections.

These sections are:

  • the Main tool menu, which can be activated by finger touch

  • the VR tool menu is available if activated in the Settings menu.

  • the (physical) Pen tool menu, for displays that come with physical pens

Main tool menu

The Main tool menu consists of several tools you can use:

  • Selection tool (has a pointer and a box select tool)

  • Drawing tool (has a pencil and a marker tool)

  • Eraser tool

  • Text tool

  • Shape tool (has a selection of shapes you can draw with)

  • Sticky notes

  • Images

These tools respond to finger touch activity. This means that you use them using your fingers. Some i3TOUCH displays also come with physical pens. To learn how to use them, see below in the Pen tool menu. The tool menu will show you the tools available with which you can draw objects. The features of that object, such as color and line thickness, will be available in the Features menu.

The Features menu explained

This Features menu is a subset of the tool menu and the UI will depend on the tool selected.

This menu consists of:

  • Line thickness selector (3 options for you to choose from)

  • Recent colors (the 3 most recent colors of the selected tool)

  • Color picker and color archive (a sub menu with a color picker and up to 8 recently used colors)

If i3WHITEBOARD is configured in vertical menu mode, the Features menu will appear at the bottom of the canvas while the tool menu is fixed to the left side.

If i3WHITEBOARD was configured in Bottom menu mode, the Tool and Features menu will both appear at the bottom of the screen.

Fine-tuning the line thickness values

The line thickness comes with 3 values:

  • Thin (for drawing fine lines)

  • Regular (for most use cases)

  • Thick (for drawing canvas filling objects)

These values were given a default value which would cover most use cases. However, you still have the option to fine-tune these values to your liking, while still maintaining the ease-of-use of having three options to choose from.

Simply long-press (press and hold for about a second) any of the line thickness buttons in the Features menu for a second, a sub menu will appear with a slider for each line thickness value, thin, regular and thick.

By default, the sliders will be centered. Dragging the slider cursor to the left will make the value thinner while moving it to the right will make it thicker. While dragging, the new value will be displayed above the cursor.

Once changed, you can use these new values straight away. if you start drawing, the slider will disappear. To make it reappear again, for instance to return to the default values, simply long press any of the line thickness buttons again.

This feature is available for all tools except eraser, text tool and sticky notes.

Selection tool

You can use the Pointer Select tool to select single objects.

You can also use the pointer to move the canvas around or zoom in and out with pinch gestures.

Use the Box Select tool to select multiple objects by dragging a rectangle around the objects.

When you select an object, the Features menu will be visible. This menu may indicate the color and line thickness features of the selected object, and also allow you to change them.

For instance, you can change the color of all the selected objects at once.

It’ll also allow you to duplicate, copy, or delete the selected object.

You can find these extra features to the right of the Features menu as soon as you select one or more objects on the canvas.

Drawing tool

There are 2 tools available:

  • Pencil

  • Marker

The Pencil tool is fully opaque while the Marker tool is slightly transparent and has a brighter color palette. Once you select any of the tools, you can use them to write on the canvas with your finger, or a similarly sized pen.

Eraser tool

The Eraser allows you to erase specific sections from the canvas.

Select the size you want to erase within the Features menu.

You can also erase using certain gestures:

  • Four-finger erase → use 4 fingers

  • Palm erase → use the palm of your hand

Palm erase is supported only on the following displays:

  • i3TOUCH EX

  • i3TOUCH PX (only on updated models with palm rejection settings disabled)




Text tool

Use the Text tool to type text to the canvas using the on-screen keyboard.

Shape tool

Use our Shape tool to draw various shapes on the canvas.

You can, as with any other tool, also customize the color and line size in the Features menu.

Sticky note

You can add 4 types of preset sticky notes to the canvas.

Once a sticky note is created, you can freely select and customize it like any other object.

Write or draw on the sticky note. Any writing within its boundaries will stay on the sticky note, allowing you to easily scale, rotate, or even duplicate it.

Image tool

i3WHITEBOARD now gives you several ways to import images onto the board.

Import with the Tool menu

The easiest way to import an image onto the board is through the Tool menu. Select the image icon from the bottom of the Tool menu.

A dialog will pop up where you can select a file source. Locate the image using the folder structure and select it. You’ll see a preview window of your image. Drag from the corners to import only the part of the image you need, or select OK to continue.

Import from the file explorer

Use the File explorer in i3STUDIO to import the image. Note that you may not have the user rights to select apps from the App tray. Locate the file and long-press it. from the dialog select i3WHITEBOARD and the image will be placed on the board.

Import from the web browser

A very quick way to get images in i3WHITEBOARD is to search for one, using the web browser. Open the web browser from the side menu in the launcher. Search for an image or go to a specific web page. Long press on the image to load the image menu. just like you can open the image in a new tab, at the bottom you’ll see a menu item called “Share image”. Select it and locate i3WHITEBOARD in your list of available apps. Select i3WHITEBOARD and the image will be placed on your board.

VR Tool and Templates menu

VR Tools

Note: Virtual Reality (VR) tools can be activated from the Settings menu.

There are three tools: Nautical Protractor Ruler, a Normal Ruler, and a Drawing Compass. These tools will appear on the screen once their toggle is activated. To remove them from the screen, they must be untoggled.

Nautical Protractor Ruler/Triangle Protractor

The nautical protractor triangle can be found as the first option in the VR tools menu. It has three sides; two show degrees from 0 to 180, and the bottom side shows length in centimeters (cm).

Triangle at work.png

Using a pen or finger near the ruler borders, we can draw straight lines that will follow the border.

Besides drawing, this ruler also helps define and measure angles by placing the center of the ruler (bottom) at the starting point of the lines we want to measure.


Rotating the triangle can be done by selecting the rotation handle. The triangle will rotate around its' center point and the indicator will tell the user the angle. While rotating, the triangle can no longer accidentally be scaled or moved. Additionally, a red dot will appear to indicate the center point.


The triangle can be scaled bigger and smaller by using the scale arrow in the top corner of the triangle. While scaling, you’ll notice that the measurement range will no longer scale along with the triangle but will now give you more or less range depending on the size on the triangle.


A similar functionality can be observed if you zoom the canvas in or out:

If you add a triangle or ruler to the canvas and start zooming in or out, you’ll notice that the measurement range increases or decreases according to the zoom scale. This is very handy if you’ve drawn a line and ran out of space but need to draw a new line using the same measurement scale.


Apart from the protractor ruler, there is also the possibility of a regular ruler, which can be found as the second option in the VR tools menu. This ruler can draw straight lines or make relative measurements on the device.


Both rulers could extend the drawn line outside their borders as long as the drawing started on the ruler, with all the sides available for drawing.

Note: When using the ruler, only one side will be available at a time while drawing. In order to use another side of the ruler, the drawing needs to be interrupted and started again in the desired side/border.


Rotating the ruler can be done by selecting and moving the rotation button at the left end of the ruler. The value in the middle of the ruler will indicate the angle the ruler is in.

While rotating, a red dot will appear to indicate the center point.


Scaling the ruler can be done by selecting and moving the scale button at the right end of the ruler. This will either contract or expand the ruler. You’ll see that expanding will give you a larger measurement range while scaling down, gives you a smaller range.


Note that, just like with the triangle, zooming in or out will now update the measurement range based on the new scale.

Drawing compass

The drawing compass is the third option in the VR tools menu. Unlike the other tools, the drawing compass has different sections with which you can interact, namely the handle and the wheels.

First, when using the compass, it needs to be placed in the desired position. To move it, the right wheel can be used. If there is the need to enlarge the distance between the compass leg, the left wheel can be used to set the preferred size/distance.

To start drawing, the handle has to be moved around. Depending on the desired output from the compass drawing, it can be released, and the compass will stop drawing.

If a full circle is the desired output, a full rotation of the compass should be performed.

Backgrounds and templates

The backgrounds option will open the “Choose a flavor” dialog.

Choose a background or template.

The “Apply to all pages” option will apply the background to all existing boards.

Press “APPLY” to apply the background to the canvas.

You can also filter by category by pressing on a flavor type.

See our variety of sports and meeting backgrounds:

(Physical) Pen tool menu

Some i3TOUCH displays come with one or more physical pens. If you have one, you will see the number of pens in i3WHITEBOARD as a separate tool menu. Each pen size will have its own icon, with the color indicator visible. This way you’ll always have a good overview of the colors you’re drawing with.

If you draw straight away with the pens, you will see that the active pen is highlighted and its' Features menu appears.

You can also select the icons and change the features in the Features menu before drawing. The Pen tool does not allow you to draw shapes or text. However, if you select the Shape tool, you can easily draw shapes with your finger while using the pens for drawing. Each in their own color!

Note: The i3TOUCH X2 comes with 4 pens, but one behaves identical to the finger. Therefore, the Pen tool menu will only display 3 pen icons that you can customize.

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