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Requirements for Orbit Plugins and Web Viewer

This page describes the requirements of an Orbit WebClient used in a Web Browser or by any Plugin based on the Orbit WebClient SDK.

Generic Requirements

Online Connectivity

Orbit Plugins require online connectivity to the Orbit License Service to be activated, see Orbit Online License Lease and Activation.
Orbit Flash and Html5 WebClient do not require online connectivity. These WebClients need access to a Publisher only.

Graphics Card

  • Orbit Html5 WebClient requires GPU to operate.
  • Orbit Flash WebClient will use 3D graphics card if available. If no GPU is available, 3D renders will be processed by CPU.
  • Orbit Desktop and Server do not use 3D graphics card.

3D graphics cards are embedded in most contemporary computers, but unfortunately virtual environments (like Citrix, Virtualbox, VMWare, etc.) are still struggling to incorporate 3D hardware and may thus cause the Web Client to be slower.
Orbit developed a dedicated software render technique to optimize the use of the Flash Web Client on virtual environments.

Orbit Publisher for Orbit WebClient

The WebClients require connection to an Orbit Publishers to load a Publication.
A Publication is a well defined combination of Geo, Mobile Mapping and Oblique resources prepared by an administrator and shared via an Orbit Publisher.

The Html5 WebClient might connect to the Orbit 3DM Cloud to load the Personal Workspace or a Publication.

Specific Requirements

Orbit Html5 WebClient

New features and improvements are added to the Html5 WebClient.
This pure JavaScript WebClient component is released for our and on premises Orbit Publisher version 18.0. The Orbit Publisher supports both, the legacy Flash and the new Html5 WebClient. The API using the Html5 Component will be released February 2018.

  • Browser: Up-to-date version of Chrome, Edge, Firefox or Safari. Internet Explorer is not supported.
  • WebGL: WebGL 1 including the EXT_frag_depth extension. Verify if your hardware and browser supports WebGL and this extension:
  • WebSocket: Use of WebSocket communication protocol, see

Orbit Flash WebClient

The Orbit Flash WebClient is our legacy WebClient Component. We will maintain this WebClient for a few more years.

  • Browser : Recent version of Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
  • Flash Player : Adobe Flash Player (Version 11.1 released October 2011 or higher)

Notes :

  • Use of Google Chrome.
    Use of Flash must be enabled, else an empty page is opened upon accessing an Orbit Publication.
    Enable Flash via the your webpage connection options : Click the icon left from the url and set the option “Flash” from “Ask (default)” to “Always allow on this site”.
  • Use of Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer to open a Publication via https on port different from port 80 or 443.
    The default Windows Internet Options (Internet Properties) will block the Publication. Add the Publisher Server as Trusted Site to open any Publication from the “Trusted” Publisher.

Orbit Mobile Mapping for ArcGIS

  • Esri ArcGIS Desktop : The Orbit Plugin 11.2 has been tested successfully in combination with ArcGIS 10.1, 10.2 10.3, 10.4 and 10.5. For ArcGis installations using different national language packages it can be necessary to update to the latest version of ArcGis. For example, to use the plugin in ArcGis with the German Language Pack, ArcGis version 11.5 is required.
  • Operating System : Windows 7, 8 (8.1 is not supported) and 10.
  • Flash Player : FP 24 for NPAPI or higher, download
  • Memory : +-500 MB RAM

Orbit Mobile Mapping for AutoCAD

Orbit Mobile Mapping For QGIS

Orbit iOS PanoViewer for iPad and iPhone

  • iOS : Up to date and currently by Apple supported versions.
Last modified:: 2019/03/25 11:36