How to add custom 2D images to your HoloBuilder Project using the JobWalk app

This feature is available for all users.
Necessary dashboard permission: Enterprise Admin, Group Manager, Project Manager
Necessary, permissions on Project Level: Project Owner, Project Admin, Project Editor

 

The JobWalk app now provides an option to add standard 2D images as action objects into your HoloBuilder projects directly from your mobile device using the native mobile device’s camera.

The basic steps:

  1. Download a project to the JobWalk app or create a new project – Note that it is only possible to use the 2D image feature if the project has at least one 360° image.
  2. Open the project
  3. Select ‘EDIT PROJECT’
  4. Tab on the location marker of the 360° scene where you want to add the 2D image
  5. Orient the scene to where you would like the image icon to be placed
  6. Select the camera option on the right side of the screen
  7. Take a picture
  8. Click on ‘Use Photo‘ to confirm the picture, or on ‘Retake‘ to change it
  9. The picture has been added to the photosphere. You will see the image action icon as an interactive placeholder.

 

1 Setting up the project

To be able to access your project to add pictures, you must first make sure that you have the desired project on the device on which you are running the JobWalk app. Open the JobWalk app and make sure that you are signed into your HoloBuilder account. Then select Online Projects from the bottom of the screen. Once you have done this, choose the desired project and select download. Allow the project to download and then you will be redirected to the page that shows the projects that are already installed on your device.

Alternatively, you can create a completely new project or use a project that is already downloaded in the JobWalk app.

Please note that 2D images can only be added to existing 360° scenes. In order to use the 2D image feature, a project needs to have at least one 360° image attached to a sheet.

2 Adding a 2D image to a scene

Open the project from the project list. Navigate through the project editing to the sheet view with all connected waypoints for each 360° image. Select one of the waypoints of a 360° scene in which you would like to add a photo.

Once you have opened the photosphere, pan around with your finger until you reach the desired spot where you would like to add a picture. Tap the camera icon on the right of the screen to open the camera. Your device’s camera will be activated and you can take a picture of what you would like to add to the photosphere. After taking the picture, you can either accept it and move forward, or discard it and take a new one.

The used photo will be added as an interactive icon in the 360° scene.

360° image view before adding 2D imageNative camera use for capturing 2D images in the JobWalk appConfirm the catured 2D imageImage added as image action object

 

3 Viewing the image in the browser

Now that you have taken your photo, it will be placed as an action object in the location that you selected in the previous step. To be able to view this photo in HoloBuilder, return to the project page on the JobWalk app, and select “VIEW ONLINE” or view the project on the desktop with the share link.

The project opens in a new tab in the mobile browser. Navigate to the photosphere where you just added a picture. You should see an image action object in the location that you added it from the JobWalk app. Click on the action object to view the image that you took from the JobWalk app.

View of project in the mobile browserView of attached 2D image in the mobile browser

Support

If you have any questions or problems, you can always reach us at support@holobuilder.com for more information on this or any other topic.