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Annotation Objects

This page describes the page 'Annotation Objects'.
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  • 3D Models can be added to use as an annotation in the 3D Mapping Viewer.
  • Annotations can be added to a publication.

Add Annotation Object

Click 'New' in the top right corner to add an annotation object.

Browse to the annotation file or copy and paste the path of the file (Shift + Right mouse click on annotation file to copy path). The allowed Orbit formats can be found on Supported Generic Resources > 3D Models.

Specs & Tags

Double-click on an annotation will directly open the Specs & Tags page. This page displays annotation information and can be updated at all times.


The file location of the annotation. The dot indicates the availability of the annotation. To avoid performance issues, the maximum size of a model is 1 MB.

The thumbnail is used in the console and the 3D Model library to give a preview of the model.

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


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


Reload, duplicate or delete an annotation object. All actions are available on all annotation pages.

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