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#1 Kevin Rowlett

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Posted 14 December 2021 - 10:07 AM

We've added a new feature exclusive to SoftPlan and SoftPlan+ subscribers. This feature allows you to publish 3D models directly to the web to be viewed by anyone you wish. Once published, we create a link to your web3d page which we host on our site. Anyone you share this link with can view and explore your project without needing to download and install any additional software. SoftPlan web3d models can be viewed and navigated on PC, phone, or tablet.

 

Click here to see an example of a web3d model.

 

Click here to see a video on how to publish, view, and navigate web3d models.


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#2 Todd Williard

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Posted 14 December 2021 - 10:40 AM

Very cool feature. I especially like the model that was uploaded. Is this available to us in the sample plans to reverse engineer some of the softplan features used?


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#3 Steven Wohlgemuth

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Posted 14 December 2021 - 11:59 AM

I like it, it loaded on my phone and worked great.
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#4 Kevin Rowlett

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Posted 14 December 2021 - 02:20 PM

Very cool feature. I especially like the model that was uploaded. Is this available to us in the sample plans to reverse engineer some of the softplan features used?

 

No, we don't include this in the sample projects.



#5 Robert Hiebert

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Posted 14 December 2021 - 05:13 PM

So I can publish, But what If I want to Unpublish after uploading it publicly? I should be able to do that, no?



#6 John Pepper

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Posted 14 December 2021 - 05:29 PM

Look to the SoftPlan start page. There is a new web3d column. Right click on the project and you can remove it from web3d.
If you just wish to remove it from the public page but still have your model online, just publish it again with the public option unchecked.
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#7 Brent Greener

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Posted 17 December 2021 - 04:55 PM

This is great, I have waited a long time to see something like this added to Soft Plan, thank you.

 

The only comment I have is It would really be nice to see an upgrade to the quality of the textures in the future, everything looks washed out and fuzy.



#8 John Huyard

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Posted 23 December 2021 - 03:23 PM

If the project is not uploaded to the cloud, it won't create a unique link every time, but continually use the same link for different projects so that any links already emailed will change whenever a new project is published.

 

This is unhandy, but can be worked around by uploading to the cloud first.



#9 Jonathan Barto

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 10:51 AM

Is there a way to publish the presentation "doll house mode"

 

This would be awesome for clients to be able to spin and move around in this mode.  

 

The issue I have in 3d is in smaller houses the perspective is not real good and you don't get a good feel of the space.

 

 

If there was a way they could spin, zoom in/out .  A lot of people have trouble reading prints and this feature really helps it come alive.  They can see everything from flooring, door swings, cabinets, ect.

 

I use this feature in our preconstruction meetings but I have to be controlling it in softplan.    I would love the feature to email them something or publish something they could click on and interact with.

 

Kinda like it seams we can now do on the outside of the house.

 

 

Thanks

 

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#10 Jonathan Barto

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 12:24 PM

Well found out how to do export for the presentation mode.  Its awesome!!   This will really help our clients/homeowners...       BUT.........

 

We Need softplan to fix one thing.   Apparently you can only do one export link per project.

 

So if I wanted to export the 3d exterior it saves a link.  

But then when I do the export in presentation mode it saves over the first link.

 

Two solutions for softplan

 

1.  When doing the export, have ability to include the presentation views as well as exterior view. 

 

Then have a way to toggle between the exterior view or any of the included floor presentation views.  (this would be the best option)  That way people could view the exterior, Then have the ability to look at the floor plan via presentation mode.  Again presentation mode is a really great feature softplan has.  We get great feed back from our clients when they can see the presentation mode. (a lot of people have trouble visualizing floor plans)

(you still would keep the ability to go to rooms in 3d)  But the presentation mode is key especially for small spaces that don't look good or cant get a true feel on how it looks for that view)

 

 

2.  Allow for multi export links on a project.  (not as good but would take it, better than nothing)

 

 

I really like this feature.  I'm hoping (fingers crossed) the Softplan team can tweak this amazing new feature for us.


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#11 John Pepper

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 01:35 PM

Glad you like it Jonathan.

 

Your request has been noted. (CO 54833)

 

Current work arounds would be:

 

File->Save->Save Revision

Open the project revision.  Publish from the revision.

 

OR

 

File->Save->Copy Project To..

Open the project copy.  Publish from the copy.

 

The revisions and copy are disjoint from the original project, however they will get their own copy of the model, for the purposes of web3d, which can be managed.


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#12 Jonathan Barto

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Posted 28 February 2022 - 06:31 PM

John Pepper

 

Any idea if getting the presentation views of the model included in the export feature are in the works??







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