Help Articles are product support tips and information straight from the Exelis VIS Technical Support team developed to help you use our products to their fullest potential.

How to start an IDL Command Line session from an already open terminal window on Mac OS X?


QUESTION: How to start an IDL Command Line session from an already open terminal window (as opposed to double clicking on the "IDLCommandLine" icon provided with the IDL installation) on Mac OS X? ANSWER: A) Instructions to manually set up a (Apple or XQuartz/X11) terminal window session to run an IDL Command Line session.   1) ... more »

How do I draw Legend graphic samples that show only 1 symbol instead of 3?


QUESTION:  How do I draw Legend graphic samples that show only 1 symbol instead of 3?  ANSWER:  By default, the Legend function graphic displays samples containing symbols using 3 symbols.  To create Legend samples that only display 1 symbol, you can position the symbols to overlap by setting ... more »

How to add a subversion (SVN) connection in IDL without an internet connection


When attempting to upload a subversion (SVN) connector to IDL, it is expected that the machine has an internet connection available to download and install the content.  However, in some situations (such as in classified environments), it may not be possible to have an internet connection available.  The below instructions ... more »

Example program with Plot3D: Spherical plot symbols with shadows


   ;   Exelis VIS Technical Support example main level program illustrating how  ;   to plot spheres using the IDL docs example ORB object as the plot symbol  ;  ;   The ORB object class is defined in the file "" and is  ;   included in the IDL ... more »

IDL 8.4.1 Release Notes


Supported Platforms Platform Hardware Operating System Supported Versions Windows Intel/AMD 32-bit Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7, 8 Intel/AMD 64-bit ... more »

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Exelis VIS Technical Support Policy Updates


Maintenance Program Changes and Reminders: All customers must be current on maintenance to receive ... more »


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