Manually generate WebGL viewer files for Hexagon 3D files already in the database (retired) - SmartPlant Foundation - SmartPlant Foundation 2020 - Help - Hexagon

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10.0 (2019)

The following applies if you are using a version of the software before Update 34. For the latest information, see Configure viewing of Hexagon drawings or models.

SHARED Tip If you have problems manually generating WebGL viewer files, verify that the default configuration has not been changed. For more information, see Problems generating WebGL viewer files.

Generate WebGL viewer files for all Hexagon 3D files in your SmartPlant Foundation database

Hexagon 3D file types include .zvf and .vue.

  1. Log on to the Desktop Client as an administrator.

  2. Find the CreateRenditionsInBatch method.

  3. Right-click the method, and select Update.

  4. In the Update dialog box, set Rendition file type to FT_BINZ.

  5. Set File Types to the values representing the Hexagon 3D file types in your SmartPlant Foundation database:

    • FT_zvf

    • FT_vue

    If your database has both file types, use commas to separate the values.

  6. Click File > Create Renditions In Batch.

    Because the process can take a long time, a BatchWebFileGenTask-FT_binz scheduled task is created for the file generation. When the tasks are complete, a notification appears in List of Notifications. To see the number of submitted files and any failures, click View Log File.

  7. If generation fails for documents or individual files, correct any problems with the files, and then follow the steps below to generate WebGL viewer files for specific Hexagon 3D files.

    SHARED Tip By default, .mdb2 file generation timeout is 30 seconds. You can adjust this under the File Service Settings node of your SmartPlant Foundation site in SmartPlant Foundation Server Manager. For more information, see File Service Settings node properties.

Generate WebGL viewer files for specific Hexagon 3D files

You can generate WebGL viewer files at either the document or file level:

  • Right-click a document, and select Files > Generate 3D WebGL Viewer Files.

  • Right-click a file, and select Generate 3D WebGL Viewer File.