Since releasing the VirtualSite platform, our early users have been an invaluable source of feedback. We have always endeavored to be responsive by addressing issues as they arise, however there have been a few common issues that have come up time and time again. As a result, we have been working hard to fix these issues and make them available to users via this major update. Below is a list of the updates and enhancements now available.
Updates and enhancements
Faster and more reliable conversion of Matterport scans to point cloud and other CAD formats
We have made a number of fixes to the automatic processing of your Matterport models, making the service more reliable and faster.
Faster loading of models via the browser based viewer
Multiple models within a site could occasionally result in long loading times. We have now fixed this issue to ensure you only load what is needed, when its needed, making loading times shorter and the browser based viewer more responsive than ever before.
Users can now customise the branding of their site by uploading a custom logo. This logo replaces the default VirtualSite logo throughout your site allowing you to promote your own brand with your clients.
Easier to use drag and drop tool for overlaying your scans on Google maps
For multi-level scans you can now choose to overlay on Google maps using any level you wish. Previously, it was only possible to overlay your scan using the lowest level. The latest update offers you more flexibility to chose which level is used to align your scan making it easier to identify common landmarks within google maps and satellite view. For more info see how to overlay a Matterport scan on Google Maps (using drag and drop).
Modify the Matterport embed url or hide altogether
This feature allows users to modify the Matterport embed url accessible via the VirtualSite viewer. This means you can now take advantage of the various configurations that Matterport offer through custom embed urls. Features such as branding, help options, automatic launching, highlight reels and more. Alternatively, you can now chose to hide the Matterport showcase altogether meaning you no longer need to have your Matterport model hosted within the Matterport cloud platform to enjoy the features available via the VirtualSite platform.
Hide individual levels and set default starting level within your model
It is now possible to selectively hide/show different levels within your models allowing your to customize exactly what your users have access to. In addition to this, its now possible to set the default starting level. Previously when a model first loaded, it would start at the lowest level within your scan. Now its possible to control exactly where your users start when they first arrive to your site.
Easier to use secure sharing via email
We have fixed various bugs with sharing. Now sharing is as simple as typing in the email address(es). Users will then receive and email with a secure link for them to log in for the first time and access your site.
Various bug fixes on Safari and Internet Explorer browsers
We have addressed a number of common issues that users experenced when attempting to access the VirtualSite platform using Safari or Internet Exporer.
30 Day Free Trial
In conjunction with this update, we are also releasing a 30 day free trial offer for new VirtualSite platform users. This offer will allow you to sign up to the VirtualSite platform under a new "Single" or "Project" plan completely free for 30 days (not valid with the "Mega Project" plan). This is a full featured trial that you are free to cancel at any time within the 30 trial period at no cost. After the 30 day period, you are free to keep your site and billing will start as per the monthly plan pricing. We hope that this offer will allow users to try some of the great new features that the VirtualSite platform has to offer in a risk-free, cost-free way. For more info see How it works | Pricing | Try It | FAQ | Subscribe | Support.
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For a step by step instructions on how to setup your new site and activate your 30 day trial, see setup a new site.