Tutorial: How to use Biosphera’s Veterinary Anatomy apps (mobile devices version)

ATTENTION: Some features are not yet available in all apps. They will be included in the next update.

1. Home screen

Whenever you open the app, the initial screen will display the whole animal, with all systems visible. The buttons on the left allow you to control which systems you wish to view and which should be hidden. Note that the systems have more than one layer. One click and the most superficial layer becomes semi-transparent; another click and it is completely hidden. This allows you to view deeper layers.

2. Control panel

The buttons on the right side of the screen allow you to perform a number of functions. Here’s how each of them works:

Home (reset)

This button makes the model go back to the initial settings, as it is presented at the time the software is opened.

Language selection

Available options depend on the software.

Background color / Anatomical planes

Switches the background color from light to dark, making it easier to see structures such as bones and ligaments. Take one more click and view the anatomical planes.

Remove all structures

The first click makes all structures (except those previously selected) semi-transparent, the second click removes all structures.

Female / Male

This button lets you switch between the female and male reproductive system.

Auto rotation

Available in two speeds, allowing a more dynamic visualization of the model.

Search box

Enter the first few letters of a structure name to perform a search through all structures contained in the software.


This button allows access to this tutorial and gives more information about the software.


This button closes the program.

Zoom control

Controls the size of the image on the screen.

Hide control panel

Make room for a better view of the model on the screen.


Move the model to the sides, up and down.


Rotates de model.

3. Captions

Dragging one finger over any structure will highlight it (blue) and display a caption in your chosen language.

A long finger tap will make the caption visible. Click again to hide it.

Note: Two quick taps on a structure will center it on the screen.

4. Selecting and removing structures

To select one or more structures, simply long press it one of them with your finger. The structure will be highlighted (pink) and its caption will continue to appear, even after moving your finger.

Selected structures can be hidden by clicking the remove button. In this way, organs that are located deeper can be better visualized.

To once again display a hidden structure, just click the include button.

5. Displaying a single system

Sometimes we will want only one system to be displayed on the screen. The easiest way to do this is clicking the transparency button until all systems are hidden. Then select the system that you wish to be displayed by clicking on the corresponding button (left panel). In the example below, the dog circulatory system was selected.

6. Touchscreen

If you are using the software on a touch screen, some functions can be triggered with specific commands:

Drag one finger

Shows structures’ captions

Two quick taps with one finger

Centralizes a structure

Drag two fingers

Rotates the model

Drag three fingers

Move the model


Zoom control