Program help

Sharing CAD models

On the Presentation tab, you will find the following symbol: pCon.planner_CAD-model_01. Clicking on this symbol will bring you a drop down menu with the option to share CAD models.

With this feature, you can provide your employees and clients with an impress link of planning details, individual furniture models or entire plans.

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Background

The service is based on the connection to a cloud server. For this feature, you are able to choose which cloud provider you would like to use. More information below.

CAD Models are uploaded from pCon.planner onto the Cloud. You will receive a concrete link you can share. The link can be passed on, giving others the ability to view the model online quickly and without the need to open further applications or navigate through the presentation.

Notes

In order for pCon.planner to access your cloud service, you must provide identification information: Before you can upload a model, you will be prompted to enter your credentials.

pCon.planner will automatically put the pCon.planner Shared folder in your account. This is where your CAD Models will be deposited. Please be aware that pCon.planner will only access the data found within this folder.

Sharing Models

In this section, you will learn how to share a CAD Model online.

1.The process always begins with the selection of the desired object within the plan. You also have the ability to select and export the entire plan as a CAD Model. To do so, press Ctrl and A at the same time. This will select all content, which can then be uploaded as a model. Please note: If possible, your model should be no bigger than 10 MB.  Otherwise, the model will load very slowly in the browser. From a size of 15 MB on, the model’s appearance will be distorted. The size of the model will appear in the upload dialog.

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2.Next, open the menu Share by clicking pCon.planner_CAD-model_01.
3.You have three options for sharing your selection: you can copy the model link to the clipboard, send the link via e-mail or display the model directly in the browser (by means of impress).
4.After you choose one of the three sharing options, the upload will start automatically. The model is generated and uploaded as 3Dweb data. The model is then permanently available through the link.

Once the upload process is complete, a browser window displaying the model will open,  a link of the model will be copied to your clipboard or directly inserted into an email that can then be edited and sent.

Viewing Models in impress

Once you click the link, the CAD Model will appear in impress. Here you can zoom in on the model, rotate it, or change the point of view. The navigation options can be executed as follows:

 

Rotate

Mouse: Click and hold down the left mouse button and move the cursor in the desired direction.

Touchscreen: Use one finger to rotate the model in the desired direction.

Zoom In and Out

Mouse: Move the scroll wheel on your mouse.

Touchscreen: Move two fingers together to zoom out. Move them apart to zoom in.

Change point of view

Mouse: Click and hold down the right mouse button and move the cursor in the desired direction.

Touchscreen: Move three fingers in the desired direction.

Settings

In the Share dialog, you will find the Share Settings option. Here you can open the corresponding dialog and change the settings for sharing your CAD models.

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You can select the cloud provider you would like to use to upload your content. Before uploading your first model, you will be prompted to enter your login information for the selected provider.

If you click on the Clear cached credentials button, you will once again be prompted to enter your login data the next time you try to upload a model. This is useful if you would like to log in to another account with the same provider.