What is a Topic and how to create new Topics?

MAGNET Live includes collaboration features that are intended to ease communication among project parties and stakeholders.

A topic is a comment or an annotation on the project, task or any other subject which is to be documented with a viewpoint as a part of the project that is related to the model.

A topic creates a chat in which all project members can participate. Multiple viewpoints can be saved as topics.

In order to access topics open the model in 3D viewer.


Active topics will open default but sorting to all and resolved topics are also available.

Using topic

Selecting topic to view zooms in automatically to the topic area in the model. Active topic will show highlighted points in the model and inactive topics will show transparent but still can be viewed in the model (marked with red). Deselect topic by clicking on empty space in the topic panel.

Topic points can also be viewed by selecting a label point from the model.

Creating topics

Create new topics by clicking "New topic" from left below.

Name topic, create description and select "Save" from the window that opens on the left. After saving the new topic can be viewed in the topic list. 

Set a viewpoint for your topic by navigating the model by zooming in to the correct spot with your mouse. Update thumbnail for topic viewpoint and select "Save".

Adding labels

Topics can be enhanced with adding labels straight to the models in viewer. 

Select the target from the model and choose label suitable selection tool from the upper left.

Add description and save the label.  

Label will display on the model.

Add topic descriptions normally and save topic for others to comment and view.

Commenting topics 

Topics can be commented by clicking the topic title in 3D viewer. Comments create a chat next to the viewpoint of the model. All users are able to see the authors of the comments.

Editing and deleting topics

You can open, edit, resolve and delete topics you have created by clicking on the More Options tab (three vertical tabs) from the topic bar.

When resolving the topics they can still be viewed by filter drop down. Select to view "resolved" topics only.

Topic visibility

When creating topics you can determine the topic visibility. You can set the topic to be visible only to your team (team members in the same organisation). If you don't set the topic to be visible only among team members, then topic is visible also to everyone to whom model has been shared with.

Topics and labels can be hidden from the 3D model by clicking on the arrow next to the Topic panel.