Admin functionality

Upload

  • Enter the “Resources” menu item.
  • Drag and drop the files into the browser window or click the Upload button.
  • For specifics surrounding different formats, see the specification below.

 

OBJ
When uploading obj files:

  • The obj and mtl have to be zipped together into one folder.
  • The y-axis needs to be upwards
  • Units in meter
  • Make sure Tr (translucency) in general is set to zero (0), for objects that aren`t supposed to be transparent.

 

IFC
When uploading IFC files:

  • Make sure all of the IFC files are zipped together into one folder
  • Don`t include other files than IFC in the zipped folder

Scene options

Create Scene

  • Enter the “Resources” menu item.
  • Click the 3D-icon under “Type” and click “Create Scene”.
  • Your Scene will now be found under menu item “Scenes”

Rename scene

  • Enter the “Scenes” menu item.
  • Click the scene you want to edit
  • Change the title in the “Title” field
  • Click “Submit”

Delete scene

  • Enter the “Scenes” menu item.
  • Click the scene you want to edit
  • Click the delete button

Explorer options

Save Scene

Use the Save Scene function to allow users to get all the updates for the scene in Viewer mode. Important to notice: by using the save function you will overwrite the scene with any new settings.

  • Enter the “Explorer” menu item.
  • Select the model you want to edit in the drop-down
  • Make the changes you want to your scene
  • Click “Save Scene”
  • Click “Overwrite”

Generate Viewer Scene

Share a url for users to view the model in Viewer mode. It contains all the information about the current view state, like selected objects, camera position, clipping plane, etc. An admin can select the properties that should be default for the viewer scene:

  • Enter the “Explorer” menu item.
  • Select the model you want to edit in the drop-down
  • Click “Generate Viewer Scene”
  • Select the options you want visible for the viewers
    • Scene name: The name of the scene
    • Require authentication: Whether the viewer should be open for all or require password/AD login.
    • Selection buttons: Clear (Clears/unselects the current selected object(s)), Hide/unhide (Hides/disables the current selected objects(s)),
    • Multiselection: When the button displays as “single”, Single selection mode is enabled, enabling you to select one object. When “multi” is enabled, the user can select multiple items.
    • Show/Hide buttons: Allow buttons to show/hide elements
    • Object Hierarchy: Allow users to see the object hierarchy containing the original hierarchy from the input data. Users can either dig down or select an object and see where the item lays in the hierarchy.
    • Measurement Tools: Being able to measure in the model
    • Properties: Choose whether the users in Viewer mode should be able to see the underlying properties and attributes of the model
    • Fullscreen: Whether the viewer should default start in fullscreen mode or not
    • Transparent background: Transparent background instead of sky and ground
  • Click “Generate”
  • Find your list of Viewer Scenes

Create Bookmark

Create bookmarks to allow the users in Viewer mode to automatically move to predefined areas in the model.

To allow users in Viewer mode to be able to see and use the bookmarks, after they have been created, the scene must be saved (see explanation for Save Scene).

  • Enter the “Explorer” menu item.
  • Navigate to the area in the model where you want to create a bookmark
  • Select “Bookmarks”
  • Click “New Bookmark”
  • Enter bookmark name
  • Click “Create Bookmark”

Go to Bookmark

  • Enter the “Explorer” menu item.
  • Select “Bookmarks”
  • Click the bookmark you want to enter

Delete Bookmark

To allow users in Viewer mode to be able to get the latest updates the scene must be saved (see explanation for Save Scene).

  • Enter the “Explorer” menu item.
  • Select “Bookmarks”
  • Click the bookmark you want to delete
  • Click bookmarks again (it is important that you haven`t moved in the model after pressing the bookmark that you want to delete).
  • Click the bookmark you want to delete
  • Delete the bookmark by pressing the X button next to the bookmark

Enable headlight

Enable headlight to change headlight intensity and headlight distance values.

  • Enter the “Explorer” menu item.
  • Click “Enable Headlight”
  • Change “Headlight Intensity” and “Headlight Intensity” according to needs.
  • Save Scene
  • Click “Overwrite”

Create Group based on meta data

Create group based on search to enable filter possibilities

  • Enter the “Explorer” menu item.
  • Select the items that you want to add to a filter
  • Right-click the type that you want to add to a search criteria
  • Click “Add Search Criteria XXX”
  • Click the “Add object group based on this search” button
  • Click “Groups”
  • Further options
    • Change your group name
    • Turn on/off selection of group
    • Hide on/off selection of group
    • Select group color
    • Delete group

Edit scene (add assets, move assets with x,y, z etc)

Add/edit 3D assets in a scene

  • Enter the “Explorer” menu item.
  • Click “Advanced”
  • Click “Edit Scene”
  • Further options
    • Click “Add Asset” to select more 3D assets
    • Adjust the X, Y and Z position of your 3D assets
    • Click “update Scene” or “Cancel Editing”

Active Directory

Create Group and User

Create group and user in Active Directory

Add user to group

Add user to group in Active Directory and invite to Novorender

Guest Login

Guest login to Novorender