About Projects

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About Projects

What is a Project ?

A Project is a prepared set of data related to a certain task, site, building, or other.  The Project is prepared by a Resource Manager and shared among users.

For example, let’s look at a building.  A Project would include the 3D mapping content, several floors if you have indoor data, the outdoor scans, the drone scan, floor plans, the 3D model, linework, a base map and anything else that is relevant for that building.  Once created, the Project can be shared with co-workers just like any other resource. To do all that, the Resource Manager has dedicated pages in the Console, much alike to the setup of a Publication but without all the bells and whistles.  And, oh yes, do add a thumbnail for nice visual selection!

Users can now open 3D Mapping Cloud or their plugin, and immediately start to work with a Project.  No need to look for individual resources, all is (or should be) prepped.  Your Resource Manager can instantly add new resources, or remove the ones that have become obsolete.

Within a Project, the Viewer works exactly the same as in other conditions, meaning you can measure, overlay, annotate, and yes, even add another resource to your individual view.

Why using Projects ?

Projects provide a way to organize your organizations’ data in an easy to digest way.  For users, it is much easier to open a project than to assemble data from a long list, having the risk to forget one or not using the most recent one.  Projects allow the Resource Manager to define which files are relevant for a … project.

Sharing

Projects are made to organize easy access for co-workers.  It is not possible to share a project outside your account.  To share with people outside of your organization, upgrade the Project to a formal Publication.