Working with Object Groups
What are Object Groups?
Object groups are clusters of 3D elements that are of grouped together because they have the same property attribute.
Using the Data Table, you can group 3D elements by any of the properties associated to the object.
Navigating Object Groups
For the object group, there is an arrow on the left side of the row, which allows you to expand or collapse the group when clicked. The number next to the object group name indicates how many objects are in the group.
Once expanded, objects in the group are shown under the group.
Context Menu Functions
Right click on a row in the Data Table to open the Context Menu.
Select in 3D
Selects the objects in 3D.
Export to CSV
Exports the selection to a CSV file.
Save to Organizer
Saves the selection to Organizer. (Requires a Business Premium or higher license).
Colorizes the selection.
Copies the data from the selection.
Change Object Grouping
Use the Group by feature to group objects by any attribute existing in the project.
Drag & drop column names to the Group by area on top of the table to create different groupings. In the example below, objects have been first grouped by class, then by material.
To change the grouping
Open your project in Trimble Connect for Browser.
Navigate to the 3D Viewer.
For more information - please see Accessing the 3D Viewer.
After you have loaded a model inside the Viewer, open the Data Table.
Click and hold a column header and drag into the Group by section.
Release the mouse.
If you have more than level of grouping already, you can reorder the chips to change the grouping.
Colorize Object Groups
Objects can be colored from the Data Table using the Colorize groups button. Objects are colorized according to the current grouping. This can be very useful for models that may have many objects that are the same color.
Sorting Object Groups
Sorting can be ascending or descending. This is indicated by the arrows next to the column used to do the current sorting.
Sorting can be done by clicking the column headers.
Clicking the same column a second time will change the sorting order.
Any object attribute existing in the project can be used to sort objects.
You can change the sort order of the group by clicking the arrow button inside of the Group by chip