About Publications

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About Publications

What are Publications ?

A Publication is intended to share resources in a very formal and user friendly way.  It’s a great tool to preset the use of your resources with an adapted user interface.  A Publication contains of the following easy to manage components :

  • a Viewer Layout with selection of Resources
  • a set of Parameters allowing the user the desired level of interaction
  • means to share this Publication with co-workers, other organisations, or the public at large
    • NOTE : You can share a Publication without users having to sign in.


Why would I use a Publication ?

A Publication is an easy to use alternative to the sharing of individual resources.  When you share a resource, the co-worker must be a Named User and can open it individually from his/her Viewer Catalog.  Using a Publication, you preset a combination of resources, so that your co-worker, customer or contractor does not have to select each single one of them again.  This has quite a few advantages :

  • it’s a lot faster to get started
  • if well prepared, you’ve got all relevant resources at your fingertips at once
  • ideal for project oriented tasks
  • ideal for less trained co-workers
  • ideal for the public at large (share with Guest Users to avoid login)
  • ideal to be used in integrations by means of the 3D Mapping Viewer SDK.


How can I create and manage a Publication ?

You start of by simply using your viewer.

  1. Open the resources you wish to include
  2. Pick a screen layout.
  3. Prepare the view exactly as you wish you co-worker should start up with (point of view, zoom, etc)
  4. Then use the top right menu ‘Create Publication…” menu
  5. Enter a name.
  6. You will now be forwarded to the Console where you finish the Publication setup with a few more parameters.
  7. Finally, define with which co-workers you wish to share this Publication, internally or from other organisations.  Share with Guest Users to avoid login.
  8. Done.

Read more on the About Publication Setup page.

Read more on the About Publication Sharing page.