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Orbit 3DM Plugin for ArcGIS Pro

This page describes the Orbit 3D Mapping Plugin for ArcGIS Pro.

Download and Install

See Requirements for Orbit 3D Mapping Viewer and Plugins.

Download the ArcGIS Pro plugin installer from the Orbit website, Run the .exe file and follow the steps of the wizard. One of the steps is to specify a target location where to save the files.

Install Orbit Plugin

  • Double click the “plugin_3dm_arcgispro.esriAddinX” file. You can find the file in the target location you chose during the wizard steps.
  • Choose “Install Add-In” on the pop-up screen.
  • The “Installation succeeded” pop-up confirmation appears, the Orbit 3D Mapping toolbar is added.

Orbit 3D Mapping Toolbar for ArcGIS PRo

When launching the Orbit 3D Mapping Viewer from the toolbar in ArcGIS Pro, a new tab will be opened in the default browser of the user. If there is no window active yet in that browser, than a new window will be launched. The new window shows the 3D Mapping Viewer Welcome page.

On opening a publication or viewer, the Footprints of the opened resources and Field of Views are made visible in ArcGIS Pro and are updated when they are changed in the 3D Mapping Viewer.

Option to disable the visibility of Orbit layers (Footprints, Field of Views and Measurements) in ArcGIS Pro.

Pick location
Pick a location on the map canvas in ArcGIS Pro to refocus all opened Views and the Reference View in the Orbit 3D Mapping Viewer to the chosen location.

This option gives the possibility to visualize features from an external layer on the 3D Mapping Viewer. The features are visualized in the 3D Mapping Viewer using a standard formatting. And a new resource is added to the Resources Sidebar.

Steps to be followed:

  • Select one or more features in the active layer in ArcGIS Pro from which the overlay should be made.
  • Click the button to visualize the selected features as overlay on the Orbit 3D Mapping Viewer.
  • Add new features to the existing overlay: Make a new selection in ArcGIS Pro (from the same layer or another) and visualize them on the 3D Mapping Viewer. A combination of different layer types is possible.
  • Clear the complete overlay: Click on the button in the toolbar without selecting any features in ArcGIS Pro.

This option gives the possibility to save measurements from the Orbit 3D Mapping Viewer in an existing external layer in ArcGIS Pro.

Steps to be followed:

  • Add a layer to ArcGIS Pro.
  • Make sure the layer is selected as the active layer.
  • Execute a measurement in the Orbit 3D Mapping Viewer. While measuring, the measurement object is visualized in ArcGIS Pro as part of the 3D Mapping Measurements layer.
  • Click the button in the ArcGIS Pro add-in toolbar to add the measurement object to the active layer in ArcGIS Pro. Note that this is only possible if the layer type (Point, Line, Polygon) is the same as the measurement object.

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Last modified:: 2019/07/31 07:25