- Quick start guide
- Selecting, clipping, colouring and highlighting
- Line tracking
- Custom attributes
- Colouring Options
- File management
- Linking and API
- Advanced options
- Configuration file
- 360° panorama
- IntelliPID Module
- 2D to 3D Projection
- UPV WebServices Overview
- Appendix - How to use 3D PDF files
- Appendix - Performance optimisation
- Command line parameters
- UPV WebServices Overview
- UPV WebServices Installation
- UniversalPlantViewer Builder
- Quick Start Guide
- UniversalPlantViewer Server
- Adapter for Intergraph SmartPlant Review
- Adapter for Autodesk Navisworks
- Adapter for AVEVA PDMS
- Adapter for Laserscans
- Adapter for Documents
- Adapter for Industry Foundation Classes (IFC)
- Software Development Kit (SDK)
- SDK - UniversalPlantViewerBuilderPlugin Namespace
- Appendix - SSO with IIS on Windows
- Appendix - OpenID Connect with Azure Blob Storage
UniversalReporter for SmartPlant
Products for Intergraph PDS
UPV WebServices Overview
The UPV Web Services is a serverbased centralized platform containing multiple optional submodules:
View UPV models in a lightweight browser. Rendering is done on a separate machine.
UPV Browser (in development)
Overview of available UPV models in a browser. Entry point for opening models.
Create and manage workflows. Share and archive files generated in UPV.
Best in combination with BrowserBasedViewing
When using WFS with MSSQL:
Database administration (backups and general administration) need to be handled on the customer side.
All database operations are to be handled by the customer. It is recommended to do regular backups.
Direct data manipulation on the database is prone to error and should be avoided. CAXperts will extend the Web interface with common utilities necessary for ongoing operations on demand.
Supported database providers are: - Microsoft Windows SQL Server 2016 or later (MSSQL) - Sqlite
It is recommended to use SQL Server as this ensure all software features are supported. Sqlite is supported only as a fallback - mainly used for lightweight installations - and will only include a limited set of features.
WorkFlowSystem does not support Sqlite. BrowserBasedViewing and UPV Browser are Sqlite compatible.
The solution consists of a server component and multiple frontend clients interacting with the server through the WebAPI. It is possible to extend the list of clients with a custom solution.
The IdentityServer is used for handling user authentication/authorization and can be extended to integrate with different OpenID Connect authority providers.
A MSSQL database handles the persistence layer for the business entities and user management.
CAXperts provides the deployment files, the operational part and infrastructure need to be handled on the customer side.
The service includes an excel file containing all translations. The customer is free to modify/extend this file with f.e. new keys or languages. It is recommended to use the language tag (f.e. “En-US”) so the browser language of the user is used automatically.
When modifying the translation excel file a restart of the service is required for the changes to take effect.
User management is done using a combination of IdentityServer4 https://identityserver4.readthedocs.io/en/latest/intro/big_picture.html and ASP.NET Core Identity. Authentication is handled by a JWT Bearer Token.
There are two ways of managing logins:
1) A regular username/password system which is directly managed by UPV WebServices.
2) Using the IdentityServer4 infrastructure it is possible to combine existing user management systems with the UPV WebServices solution as an external provider. This makes it possible to relay the login request to the existing system and store this relation in the UPV WebServices database. This allows for a secure combination of multiple systems as there is no password or other secret stored on the UPV WebServices side.
Integrating into existing systems using OpenID Connect
The SignalingServer has the capability to depend on other Identity Providers supporting the OpenID Connect protocol. This is done using the project IdentityServer4. You can check it for further configuration options https://identityserver4.readthedocs.io/en/latest/ While we do not expose all possible configuration, we can consider doing so if requested.
UPV WebServices uses a new licensing approach.
Licenses are managed in the cloud and require an internet connection for activating and synchronizing. Administrator accounts can manage the license at >baseurl>/administration/licenses in the web frontend.
The license key is activated and periodically synchronizes the conditions with the cloud license server. Each UPV WebServices Server instance occupies a seat.
The license contains information about activated submodules and restrictions: - BrowserBasedViewing_ConcurrentConnections: Limit of parallel BrowserBasedViewing Sessions including preloaded models - NamedUserCount: Limit of users which can be managed
-Please contact sales for individual details.
It is possible to directly interact with the WebAPI for implementing custom solutions.
For example, a customer can implement their own frontend client or integrate with the WFS based on an already existing solution.
While this is generally possible as the WFS is currently in BETA state. It is highly likely that the API will change and we cannot guarantee backwards compatibility at this point.
Therefor it would be best to limit eventual development endeavours till the API can be considered stable.
For an overview of the possible API commands visit the website: …/swagger/index.html
The server can host UPV models secured by the OpenID connect protocol. This allows for a secured model access without further configuration required.
Place the model in the …/models directory on the IIS.
Example configuration in WFS:
There is a directory: …/models/demoPlantModel
In the plant/project administration use a relative link.
The model is reachable in upv at https://mywebupv.com/subpath/model/demoPlantModel and will trigger an OpenID Connect authentication request.