Assets are the 3D models that you view within a space.
Adding an Asset
To begin collaborating on an asset you need to be inside a space.
To learn how to create a space, check out our spaces overview page.
To add an asset to your space within Revaly, you simply click the "Add Asset" button inside the asset drawer on the top left side of your screen, or you can drag an asset inside.
When you first create a space, the asset drawer will automatically be extended and will not be collapsable until an asset is added.
If you choose to click, you will see the option to select from a list of assets you have previously uploaded to Revaly, or the option to select a file from your computer.
Click here to learn about the accepted file types and sizes.
Once you have selected and uploaded the file, you can begin interacting with it from inside Revaly.
If the asset you upload does not contain units of measurement, you will be prompted to select one from the given list.
Within the Asset Drawer, you can add additional assets, switch between assets, and explore sharing and detail options.
The asset drawer can be accessed by clicking the Assets button in the top left corner of your screen.
Inside the asset drawer, you can quickly and easily switch between assets. Do this by simply clicking on the file you want to view.
The asset you are currently viewing will be highlighted in blue. You will also see user icons to indicate which assets users are currently viewing in the space.
Inside the asset drawer, there are options to share your asset. You can do this by clicking the asset options button, or the three dots next to the asset name.
From here, you are given a few options of how you want to interact with the asset:
First, you can copy the asset link to share with other members in other applications.
Users must be first added to the space directly before they can open a space with a link. Users which do not have proper space permissions will receive a notice that they are unable to join the space.
You can also share the asset within Revaly, by clicking the share button, then adding emails of those with access to your space.
There is also an option to download your asset in multiple different file types.
Assets can be downloaded in up to 3 formats. 1) assets can be downloaded in the format they were uploaded 2) assets can be downloaded as an stl 3) assets in a boundary representation format (as opposed to triangles) can be downloaded as a step.
For easier record keeping, you can rename assets in your space.
Finally, you can delete the asset from your space.
To view more details about your asset, click on the "Details" button within the asset.
The details will give you information about the asset. This includes who the asset was added by, the date the asset was added, the bounding box, the file type, and file size.
Units of Measurement
To change the units of measurement within your model, click and select from the asset size dropdown inside the asset details.
Below the “asset size” is a dropdown menu where you will be able to select a new unit of measurement from the dropdown menu that appears.
If your file is an assembly you can toggle the visibility of layers under the assets details page.
Simply click the check box associated with each layer to toggle the visibility of the layer on or off. You can also collapse the layer by clicking the small arrow on the left of the assembly view.
While hovering over a part of your assembly, the part will become highlighted on the asset while the rest of the asset will become transparent.
2D files, called documents, can also be added to spaces. To learn more about adding 2D files to your space check out our 2D file overview page.
The assembly visibility is a per-user setting, meaning that toggling a layer's visibility will not impact others in the space.
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