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Orbit 3DM Plugin for ArcGIS

This page describes the Orbit 3D Mapping Plugin for AutoCAD Map.

Download and Install

See Requirements for Orbit 3D Mapping Viewer and Plugins.

Download the ArcGIS plugin installer from the Orbit website,

Install Orbit Plugin

  • Double click the “plugin_3dm_arcgis.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 Map

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

Pick location
Pick a location on the map canvas in ArcGIS 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 standard formatting. And a new resource is added to the Resources Sidebar.

Steps to be followed:

  • Select one or more features in ArcGIS from which the overlay should be made.
  • Click the button to visualize the selected features as an overlay on the Orbit 3D Mapping Viewer.
  • Add new features to the existing overlay: Make a new selection in ArcGIS (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.

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

Steps to be followed:

  • Add a layer to ArcGIS or use layer 0.
  • Make sure the layer you which to save features in is the active layer.
  • Execute a measurement in the Orbit 3D Mapping Viewer. While measuring, the measurement object is visualized in ArcGIS as part of the active layer.
  • Click the button in Plugin to add the measurement object to the active layer in ArcGIS.

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Last modified:: 2020/03/12 11:37