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In re-engineering VU.CITY for the future, we’ve made fundamental changes under the hood that deliver better performance, greater flexibility for integrating new features, and forward-thinking cloud integration. The following information has been collated to help prepare you for the move to the latest VU.CITY release.
Welcome to the cloud
The cloud is integral to how VU.CITY works. To enable full cloud access, users with firewalls that block outgoing traffic will need to update their network settings.
We have put together a comprehensive setup guide for your IT team here.
Reclaim local storage space
As VU.CITY provides highly accurate scale models of entire cities, the base model assets can take up a considerable amount of local storage. These assets can now be stored in a single centralised location that all of your devices can access through your local network, saving you from needing to download them onto every computer in your office. Your IT department can set up this functionality using the instructions in this article.
Your legacy VU.CITY assets are not compatible with our latest release, so you can safely delete them to claim back more local storage. To do this, delete the following directory:
All new base model
Our latest release uses all new model assets, so please allow time for them to download when you very first log in. Note they have been optimised to consume nearly 50% less space on your computer than in previous versions.
If for example you plan to use VU.CITY in a meeting or for a demonstration, please log in and install all updates in advance, as they can take some time depending on the size of your city model. Please also see here for information about our Model Range tool which can be used to help ensure presentations run smoothly.
Manual geolocation is about to get much easier! In fact, you can simply click where you want your model to appear! To learn how to manually geolocate, please see here.
New features have been integrating making working with models produced in CAD/BIM packages easier – please see our Modelling 101 section for more information, and to learn how to use a VU.POINT.
If your model has already been geolocated using a 3D modelling application, importing will be just as easy as before.
Say hello to saving and loading
With the introduction of saving and loading VU.CITY Projects, you can now reload previous sessions including imported models, view camera studies, and even weather and daylight settings.
Get prepared by changing all your current View Camera studies into a VU.CITY Project file now. See here for more information.