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Install & Configure ContextInsights 20.1 for Orbit

This page describes the system requirements and installation of ContextInsights for Orbit 3DM Manage and Extract.
For documentation on how to use ContextInsights in Orbit, see ContextInsights.


Requirements for ContextInsights 20.1


Specific system requirements for ContextInsights

  • Operating System: Windows 8, 8.1, 10, and Windows Server 2012, 2016, 2019
  • Memory: 8Gb RAM
  • Graphic Card: NVIDIA Graphics Card > 4.0Gb and up-to-date driver


  • Orbit 3DM Manage and Extract 23.1 or higher
  • Python 3.9.13


Installation of ContextInsights and its dependencies on top of the installation of Orbit 3DM Manage and Extract.

Install ContextInsights

  1. Download & install ContextInsights 20.1
  2. Verify ContextInsights Settings > Configuration > GPU AI compatibility > “Your computer can run AI jobs.”
    If not update or install a new GPU driver.

Install Phyton

  1. Advised customized installation directory: C:\Programs\Python39

Add "ContextInsights" Environment Variables for Phyton

Add new “ContextInsights” User Variables matching your Phyton installation directory.

  1. Go to “Edit environmental variables for your account”
  2. Add new user variables
    • Name: CONTEXT_INSIGHTS_VENV, Value: C:\Programs\Python39\venv 1)
    • Name: CONTEXT_INSIGHTS_PYTHON, Value: C:\Programs\Python39 2)

Create "ContextInsights" Virtual Environment for Phyton

  1. Execute batch file
    C:\Program Files\Bentley\ContextInsights\sdk\context_insights\create_venv.bat
  2. Verify the message “Successfully installed ccmasterkernel- wheel-0.38.4” towards the end.

Add Detectors

Detectors can be added on-the-fly.

Get "ContextInsights" Detectors

  1. Download and unzip detectors
    Supported Detector Types are: Photo Object, Photo Segmentation, Pointcloud Segmentation
  2. Open Orbit 3DM Manage and Extract > Preferences > Insights / ContextInsights
  3. Set the root directory of unzipped detectors
Or “venv” subfolder of alternative installation root directory
Or alternative installation root directory
Last modified:: 2023/06/19 15:04