Categories and Tags
Categories and tags for objects can help to filter, classify, and search objects.
Use categories to define superordinate groups of objects.
Tags describe something which objects have in common.
There are several ways to use categories and tags. Here are a few examples:
One category per story or building for large facilities
Tagging annotations with an external identifier (e.g., landmarks, serial numbers)
Tagging objects which should be updated (e.g., outdated scans)
Tagging important objects
Tagging objects which are relevant for a presentation (show only those two scans and those 3 measurements).
Although categories and tags are quite similar, there are some differences:
An object can only belong to one category while it can have several tags.
Categories can be visualized in the overview map and in the panorama view.
Categories have a corresponding color to make them easy to distinguish.
Category names may include white-space characters.
It is possible to sort by category in the object lists, but there is no useful order on tags.
How to specify categories and tags
The categories and tags tasks are available in the Overview Map, Scan View and Project Content. All tasks suggest existing categories and tags. This helps you to use existing categories or tags when collaborating on a project. The suggestions show the categories or tags of all objects accessible to the user. If an object is not accessible (e.g., not shared), the assigned category or tags of this object are not suggested (as long as there is no other accessible object with the same category/tags).
Note: This means also that the suggestions depend on whether the user is logged in.
Categorizing and tagging also works for scans (see Data Filter Panel, Administrative Access).