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Asset Classes

Prerequisites

  • To add or edit asset classes you must be assigned an Administrator or Author role.

Add an asset class

  1. In the Manifest Web application, go to the menu option ‘Asset Classes’
  2. Select “+ Asset Class
  3. A window will open and prompt you for the details required for a new Asset Class.
    Fields include the following (those with an asterisk are required):  
    • Name*: used as the listing and searchable name for your asset class
    • Description*: description is displayed to users to provide any additional detail about this asset class type
    • Make*: company or manufacturer
    • Model*: product name/number or product line
    • Status*: Active/Inactive
    • Website: links out to the browser for any related information
    • Type: what type of equipment or other (optional)
  4. Once complete, select ‘Create’
  5. Your newly created Asset Class should now appear in the list of Asset Classes. You can expand the asset class details and access additional tools for configuration by selecting the name.

Add or Edit an Asset Class thumbnail image

A thumbnail image will display on the Manifest application along with the asset class (or any asset of that type). This may serve as a visual aid for users when working with new assets. If a thumbnail is not uploaded, a placeholder image will display instead.

  1. In the Manifest Web application, go to the menu option ‘Asset Classes’
  2. Search for the Asset Class you would like to edit
  3. Expand the asset class details by selecting the name (it will expand the details below)
  4. If there is no assigned thumbnail image, select the link for ‘Add file image’
  5. You will be prompted to upload a new file or select from an existing file in your domain. Once complete, select ‘Add’.
  6. The file name will automatically populate based on the uploaded or selected file name, unless you override this value.

To change a thumbnail image: An asset class can only have one thumbnail image. To replace the thumbnail image, you will first need to delete the existing thumbnail image by selecting the red trashcan underneath the image and then following the above steps.

Upload documents to an asset class

Documents associated with an asset class can be referenced when a user is working with this asset class or any asset of this type in Manifest. Authors can associate specific pages from a document within a procedure using ‘Bookmark Notes’. To associate a document with an asset class (or any asset of that type), these must be uploaded to the Asset Class using the Manifest Web application.

  1. In the Manifest Web application, go to the menu option ‘Asset Classes’
  2. Search for the Asset Class you would like to edit
  3. Expand the asset class details by selecting the name (it will expand the details below)
  4. Select the pencil icon next to ‘Manuals’ to ‘Manage Files
  5. You will be prompted to upload a new file or select from an existing file in your domain. Once complete, select ‘Add’.
  6. The file name will automatically populate based on the uploaded or selected file name, unless you override this value.

Remove documents from an asset class

  1. In the Manifest Web application, go to the menu option ‘Asset Classes’
  2. Search for the Asset Class you would like to edit
  3. Expand the asset class details by selecting the name (it will expand the details below)
  4. Select the pencil icon next to ‘Manuals’ to ‘Manage Files
  5. Under ‘Select an existing file’ it will indicate how many documents are associated, click this text to open up the list of documents. Those checked are the ones associated to the asset class.
  6. To remove a document, uncheck the associated checkbox.
  7. The button at the bottom of the window will prompt you ‘Remove 1 file’, select to confirm.

Upload 3D Models to an asset class

3D models can be associated with an asset class and then used as a tool to either augment procedures or serve as a digital twin for remote use. Before uploading a 3D model into Manifest please be sure to review the accepted file formats, limitations of model density and texture images, and general specifications for exporting, uploading, and setting up 3D Models for Manifest. (https://experts.taqtile.com/knowledgebase/3d-model-specifications/)

  1. In the Manifest Web application, go to the menu option ‘Asset Classes’
  2. Search for the Asset Class you would like to edit
  3. Expand the asset class details by selecting the name (it will expand the details below)
  4. Select the pencil icon next to ‘Models’ to ‘Manage Models
  5. A modal window will open to ‘Manage Asset Class Models’
  6. Select ‘+ Model’
  7. You will be prompted to upload your file.
    Note:
  8. Accepted model formats include: .obj, gltf, .fbx, .dae, .3mf, .3ds, .stl, .glb, .usdz*
  9. Each 3D model file must be compressed into a single ZIP-archive along with any material and/or texture files (if applicable). Do not include more than one 3D Model file in each ZIP.
  10. ZIP file should not exceed 200MB. Please be patient when uploading large files.
  11. Once you’ve successfully uploaded your model file, the window will refresh with a view of your model in the Model Viewer.
  12. Make any adjustments and select ‘Create’ to save your model

Edit or Delete an asset class

  1. In the Manifest Web application, go to the menu option ‘Asset Classes’
  2. Search for the Asset Class you would like to edit
  3. To the right of the asset class name in the list, those with the necessary permissions will see an edit or delete icon.
  4. Selecting ‘edit’ will open the original asset class creation window allowing you to update that information.
  5. Selecting ‘delete’ will allow you to delete the asset class.

Note: Only those with Administrator permissions can delete an asset class. Deleting an asset class will delete all related Assets if there are no jobs associated.  If jobs are associated to the asset class you will NOT be able to delete an Asset Class.

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