PlantSight E3D Bridge Extractor Help

Admin Console, Smart 3D Projects/Standalone Projects Tab

If Smart 3D is installed on your machine, you will see the following:

The Geo Location of this project can be set by clicking on Properties which will bring up the following:

Check the Use Geo Location Settings and enter the required information to set the location of your project. If an iModel does not have any geo location data set when the iModel Bridge converts data and you have set geo location data, the geo location data set in this interface will be set for the entire iModel. If geo location data is already set, the data from this model will use the data provided and set the model to the provided geo location.

After changing the parameters for the geo location, when you hit Apply or Ok, you will need to restart the service to ensure that the changes are applied.

If you do not have Smart 3D installed, you can still convert data by restoring a backup of a Smart 3D project. In this case, the Admin interface will be different. Instead of having a Smart 3D Project Tab, you will have a Standalone Projects tab.

Tools The Tools button provides access to Create Report Database and Edit Reference3D Models functionality.
Create report database for standalone project Some S3D filters require Report database for execution. If you do not have Reports database created, then such a filters will not be visible in the filters tree when you select filter for export.

To create a report database for a standalone project, highlight your project in Standalone Projects list, click Tools button, then select Create Report Database item from drop-down list. The Create Report Database dialog opens.

  • Report database name - Specifies a name for the database to be created and database server authentication properties. A report database will be created on the same DB server where Model database resides.

    Database users must have a Database Administrator role on database server.

    If a database with the same name already exists, you'll see a warning message. If you agree to create a new database with the same name, then old database will be removed.

    Click OK and wait while the database is being created. When the project is restored you get the following message: "Report database for project <project name> was successfully created:"

Edit path to Reference3D Models for standalone project If standalone project has Reference 3D models attached, it is necessary to give PlantSight E3D Bridge Extractor possibility to access these Reference 3D model files (with .zvf extension).

After project restoring users must copy model files (keeping folder structure) to service machine or give access to shared folders with these files.

The Edit Reference3D Model Info dialog allows user to set actual path to Reference 3D model files.

Highlight your project in Standalone Projects list, click Tools button, then select Edit Reference3D Models... item from drop-down list. The Edit Reference3D Model Info dialog opens.

The dialog lists all Reference3D models in standalone projects. You can modify File Path for desired 3D models.

  • Reference3D Model - Reference3D Model Name.
  • Description - Reference3D Model Description.
  • File Path - The complete path to the folder with Reference3D model. You can write folder path manually or press drop-down button in field, then select Browse... item from list to open Browse for Folder dialog.
    Note: The red sign in the cell indicates that the path is invalid: either it does not exist, or there are no .zvf files inside the folder hierarchy.

    After changing data, press OK button to accept changes, or Cancel button to discard changes.

Restore (standalone project) To restore standalone project from S3D backup you need to click the Restore button and specify required data in Restore Project dialog.
  1. Specify backup and project to be restored.
    1. In the Source section click the ... button to select a S3D backup file with a .bcf extension;
    2. Select project to be restored from the Project to restore drop-down list.
  2. Specify destination where your project is going to be restored.
    1. Select database server type from Database Type drop-down list;
    2. Specify database server name in Database Server field (you can put the name manually or select from the list);
    3. Specify the user that will be used for database restoration. This user must have a Database Administrator role on the database server.
      For Oracle: The DBA role is added by executing a command ALTER USER "<username>" DEFAULT ROLE "DBA"

      If you are going to use Windows authentication then set the Use windows authentication. The fields User and Password become read only and are filled with current logged Windows account automatically.

      If you want to use your SQL server authentication then uncheck Use windows authentications and specify user name and password.
  3. Specify project settings:
    1. In the Settings section, fill in the Project name field; Project Name is required and must be unique along all standalone projects.
    2. Describe your project in Project description field or leave this field empty;
  4. To specify Advanced Options, press the Advanced Options button:
    1. The New databases table contains the list of 3 databases that will be created during project restoration - Catalog database, Schema database, and the Model database. You can change their names in the Database Name column, the directory to restore data files in the Data Files Directory column, and the directory to restore index and log files in the Log Files Directory column.
    2. Restored databases will be accessed from PlantSight E3D Bridge Extractor by default under special Database Reader credentials.

      You can specify Database Reader credentials in the Login and Password fields. The default login/password is SPxReader / Reader$814.

      If the specified login is not exists on database server, it will be created with read-only access to restored databases.

      Later you can change your login/password for access to databases in the Edit Standalone Project Definition dialog.

  5. Click the Restore button.

    If a catalog database already exists on the selected database server then you will get the following message:

    Click Yes if you agree to use the existing catalog database or, if you disagree, click No and change the catalog database name in the Database Name column in Advanced Options section.

When project is restored you get the following message:

The name and description of your project appears in the list of restored projects in Standalone Projects table.

Delete (remove standalone project) To remove project from the Standalone Projects list highlight the project and click the Delete button. The following dialog appears:
  • No, keep physical databases - Select if you want to just remove project record from the list of standalone projects and keep all databases related to specified project on database server.
  • Yes, delete physical databases - Select if you want to remove all databases related to specified project from database server as well. In this case you must specify DBA credentials to access database server.
Edit (standalone project properties) To check/update project properties highlight your project in Standalone Projects list and press the Edit button.

There are some details on what can be changed in Edit Standalone Project Definition dialog:

  • Project Name - The name of project. It is editable. This is required field, so you can't leave this field empty. The Project Name must be unique along all other standalone projects.
  • Description - Project description. Editable. Not required.
  • Database Provider - Database server type for project: MS SQL or Oracle.
  • Disabled - Disable project: keep it in the Standalone Projects list, but do not expose to client applications.

Database connectivity details can be reviewed for all 3 or 4 project databases.

  • Type - Type of project database: Model, Catalog, Schema or Report.
  • Status - Connection check status. The value of this column can be OK if connection to database is successful or Failed if connection validation is not passed. In last case move mouse pointer over red sign to get detailed error description.
    Note: This column is updated after you click Test Connections button.
  • Server - Database server name.
  • Database Name - Database name.
  • User Name and Password - Database credentials to access database. Editable. To specify Windows credentials, provide User Name in DOMAIN\username format.

    For Schema database, these fields are read-only and inherits all login information from Catalog database.

  • Test Connections - Click to verify that all data is entered properly and connection to all project databases is passed.
  • OK - Click to save changes or Cancel to discard all changes.