New Trimble Connect 3D Viewer - Release Summary

Document created by Jari Juntunen on Oct 21, 2019Last modified by Jari Juntunen on Jun 11, 2020
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The new Trimble Connect 3D Viewer is now out of beta phase. Starting from October 2019, the new 3D Viewer is launched by default when 3D content is clicked in the Trimble Connect for browser application.

 

 

 

User guide for the new 3D Viewer

 

Trimble Connect for Browser User Guide - June 2020 

 

 

 

Benefits

 

The new 3D Viewer is a complete re-write that is based on modern web technologies. Benefits include:

 

  • Load models faster than before
  • Load bigger models than before
  • It's a responsive web application: Works on both desktop and mobile browsers (tablets and mobile phones)

 

 

 

Main Features

 

The following list highlights some key features in the initial release:

 

  • Models panel
  • ToDos panel
  • Views panel
  • Opening links created with the Share Data feature in Connect web browser application  
  • Adding attachments to model objects. Attachments are shown as icons in the 3D space
  • API and application framework that enable extending the new 3D viewer with new functionality and integrating to other applications

 

 

 

What we are working on next

 

The Trimble Connect 3D Viewer is being actively developed and we target to introduce many new features in the future. Next we will be working on for example

 

  • Clash sets panel (view and create new clash sets) (released in 1.0.45)
  • Support for model versions (released in 1.0.70)
  • Snapping for the measurements tool (released in 1.0.36 - see Releases section below)
  • Workflow Extensions (released in December 18, 2019 - see Releases section below)
  • List view for model attachments (also known as object links)
  • Layers panel

 

 

 

Useful Tips

 

Internet Explorer browser support

 

  • The new Connect 3D Viewer does not support the Internet Explorer browser due to its lack of support of the needed web graphics standards. Please use a more modern browser such as Chrome, Edge, Firefox or Safari.

 

 

Legacy 3D viewer availability will be discontinued in the end of July, 2020

 

  • The legacy 3D viewer will stay available until the end of June 2020. It can be launched by clicking the "View in legacy viewer"  button in the side panel. The button becomes visible after selecting a 3D model file:

 

 

How to clear your browser cache (early adopters only)

 

  • Some users who have been using the beta version of the new 3D Viewer from early on, may be affected by a bug where the Chrome browser doesn't always load the latest application version from the server. If you think that you may be affected by the issue, you can clear the Chrome browser cache by typing "chrome://settings/siteData" in the address bar and removing 3d.connect.trimble.com related site data from the list. Note that this needs to be done only once, after which the browser will automatically load the latest version from the server.

 

 

 

Releases

 

Links to release notes of new Trimble Connect 3D Viewer versions:

 

Trimble Connect 3D Viewer Release 1.0.5 - October 29, 2019 

Trimble Connect 3D Viewer Release 1.0.7 - November 5, 2019 

Trimble Connect 3D Viewer Release 1.0.10 - November 12, 2019 

Trimble Connect 3D Viewer Release 1.0.12 - November 21, 2019 

Trimble Connect 3D Viewer Release 1.0.15 - November 22, 2019 

Trimble Connect 3D Viewer Release 1.0.16 - November 26, 2019 

Trimble Connect 3D Viewer Release 1.0.19 - November 29, 2019 

Trimble Connect 3D Viewer Release 1.0.24 - December 12, 2019 

Trimble Connect 3D Viewer Release - December 18, 2019 

Trimble Connect 3D Viewer Release 1.0.36 - January 23, 2020 

Trimble Connect 3D Viewer Release 1.0.45 & 1.0.41 

Trimble Connect 3D Viewer Release 1.0.51 

Trimble Connect 3D Viewer Release 1.0.54 - February 24, 2020 

Trimble Connect 3D Viewer Release Note - April 24, 2020 

Trimble Connect 3D Viewer Release 1.0.72 - April 29, 2020 

Trimble Connect 3D Viewer Release 1.0.75 & 1.0.76 - May 7, 2020 

Trimble Connect 3D Viewer Release 1.0.81, May 13, 2020 

Trimble Connect 3D Viewer Release 1.0.88 June 2, 2020 

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