This is documentation of an archived release.
For documentation on the current version, please check Knowledge Base.


This page describes the page 'Publications' that can be found under the tabs “My Catalog” and “Company Catalog”.


* A Publication is a snapshot of the current View. It holds the Resources, your Views, your Screen setup, your Point of View, etc. You can control who has access, tweak appearance, and capabilities.
* A Publication can be shared with Guest Users, Named Users, Teams, Organizations or it can be made Publicly available. 
* A Publication is owned by a Named User of one Organization. 
* Every publication is configured with resources and available settings. They can be shared with users via a URL that is/isn't protected with a login.
* A publication can have unlimited access (depending on the number of logins) but can also have a minimum and maximum amount of sessions to be available at all times. 
* Publication activity can be monitored via extensive logging. Warnings appear when a user doesn't have permissions, correct credentials or when there are no sessions left.

Create Publication

The creation of publication is only supported under the tab 'Company Catalog'. Click 'Create New Publication' in the top right corner to create a new Publication.

Specs & Tags

Double-click on a publication to open the Specs & Tags page. This page displays publication information and can be updated at all times except for third party Publications.

Viewer and Resources

Click to edit publication in the viewer as an administrator.

An online thumbnail can be added by copying the logo URL to Thumbnail Hyperlink. An offline thumbnail can be added by copying the thumbnail file to this folder: …\Orbit 3DM Publisher\server\program\wwwroot\thumbnail. Copy the URL structure http://<service ID>:<port>/thumbnail/<filename> to the Thumbnail Hyperlink. For example http://localhost:1111/thumbnail/thumbnail.png

Logo Mode

When publication logo is selected an online logo can be added to the publication by copying the logo URL to Logo Hyperlink. An offline logo can be added by copying the logo file to this folder: …\Orbit 3DM Publisher\server\program\wwwroot\logo. Copy the URL structure http://<service ID>:<port>/logo/<filename> to the Logo Hyperlink. For example http://localhost:1111/logo/logo.png


Add tags to publications and re-use them for filtering and linking them to resources and resource groups.

Toggle on/off sidebars, view modes or settings so that they are available/unavailable for users. More information on Orbit 3DM Viewer


Edit in Viewer

Open the publication as administrator to add resources and change the layout/settings of the publication.

View Resources

Open the list of added resources to the publication.

View Users

Open the list of users that have access to the publication.


  • Login Required: Disable/Enable a required login to access the publication. Add emails of guest users.
  • Maximum Guest Sessions: Set the maximum number of concurrent guest sessions for the publication.
  • Reserved Guest Sessions: Set the minimum number of reserved guest sessions for the publication. At all times, there will be this many sessions available for the publication. The number of reserved sessions cannot be higher than the amount of available sessions. New publications are by default not available for users. Therefore the maximum and reserved concurrent sessions are enabled and set to 0.
  • A publication can be shared with Named Users.


  • Sessions: A List of all the current and historical sessions displaying the user name, start and stop time, duration of the session and information on the user.
  • Concurrent Usage: A graphical representation of concurrent usage by hour, days or week.
  • Total: A graphical representation of publication usage by 'Unique Named Users', 'Named User Sessions', 'Guest User Sessions', 'Public User Session'.


Open the publication URL in a new window. Also available for a third party publication.

Duplicate - Delete - Set Token - Renew Token

Duplicate, delete, set token or renew token of the publication.

Become Owner

Request ownership of a 'External' publication.

Last modified:: 2023/01/25 12:32