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Resource Groups

This page describes the page 'Resource Groups'.


  • Use Resource Groups to open multiple resources as one in a Publication.
  • Only homogeneous resources can be placed into one Resource Group.
  • For performance reasons, limit the number of resources to 10-50.

Add Resource Group

Click 'Create New Resource Group' in the top right corner to add a resource group.

Specs & Tags

Double-click on a resource group will directly open the Specs & Tags page. This page displays resource group information and can be updated at all times except if the resource group is from a third party.

The copyright is visible at the bottom right corner of the publication including the resource.

Clicking on the copyright in the publication opens this URL.


Add a building tag to enable a sidebar that allows switching between buildings.

Floor + Floor Label

Add a floor level to enable a sidebar that allows switching between floors. Make sure every floor has a unique floor label.

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

Date Start + Date Stop

Fill in the start and stop date of collecting the data to use the resource in the timeline.


Select a timezone in which to display timestamps in the viewer.

Dynamic Resource Loading

The runs of the resource group that are loaded in a publication will be limited to those where the coordinates of the centre of the reference view are located in the bounding box

  • The Min-Z Fallback and Max-Z Fallback set the vertical range wherein the runs will be loaded.
  • The distance indicates the horizontal radius wherein the runs will be loaded. The envelopes (bounding box) of the runs are used to check if they overlap with this search area.
  • The time indicates how long the runs stay loaded. If you switch from point A to B and the time is set to 10 seconds. If you go back to A within 10 seconds, the run will still be loaded. If you go to A in more than 10 seconds, the run will have to be reloaded.


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

Last modified:: 2023/01/09 12:48