New CloudCities Release unites BIM and GIS

October 19, 2016 -- SmarterBetterCities today announced its new CloudCities release with web-based 3D data mashup and advanced editing capabilities. The new CloudCities is now available at ​www.cloudcities.io​.  
 CloudCities is an online platform for visualizing, editing, and publishing interactive 3D city models. It dramatically simplifies creating 3D plans and combining data with it. With the new version, users can now take full control over their 3D content by adding, moving and transforming 3D assets. CloudCities now supports even more available input formats for adding 3D content. Data attributes linked to the 3D objects can be managed directly with the all-new spreadsheet-style attribute editor. 
 
Introducing the CloudCities 3D Editor 
 
The new 3D Editor makes the 3D content creation process a lot easier. Multiple files and 3D assets can be added to the scene directly. The all-new transform tool allows moving, rotating and scaling of the objects in the scene. Objects can be moved between layers by the push of a button. Users now have full control over their 3D scenes. 
 
Spreadsheet-style Attribute Editor 
 
3D data mashup is revolutionized with the new attribute editor. Selected objects in the 3D scene are displayed in a spreadsheet showing all the connected data attributes. Values can be mass-edited as one would be accustomed to in any spreadsheet software. Hit save and all the data is connected to the 3D objects. 
 
CloudCities Asset Manager 
 
Managing your 3D content becomes even easier with the asset manager, giving a complete overview of your 3D assets. Whether they are buildings, cars, street furniture, or any other 3D assets, they are now readily accessible through the asset manager. Assets can be searched, tagged, and previewed.  
 
Additional Format Support: COLLADA, FBX, and OBJ  
 
CloudCities now supports the de-facto 3D standards of the architecture, engineering, construction, and urban planning industries.  
 
  • 3WS: Esri 3D Web Scene
  • KMZ: Google Earth
  • SKP: SketchUp
  • DAE: COLLADA
  • FBX: Autodesk FBX
  • OBJ: Wavefront Object 
 
The new release will unite the vast user base of the leading geospatial information system (GIS) and building information modeling (BIM) applications from Autodesk, Esri, Trimble, and others. 
 
About CloudCities 
 
CloudCities is the leading platform for publishing interactive 3D city models. It runs in any web browser and on any mobile device, no plugins needed. Share on social media, or embed the 3D viewport directly into your own website. CloudCities enables customers from various industries to publish 3D models and link analytic data.  
 
CloudCities revolutionizes how urban planners and architects can communicate new development projects. Real estate agents use it to visualize developments and connected property details. CloudCities provides lightweight tools for facility and​ ​campus management. It transforms the way construction firms visualize building​ ​progress and compare planned models to reality data, e.g. from drone scans.  
 CloudCities is developed by ​SmarterBetterCities​, a fast growing 3D web startup based in Walnut Creek, CA, and Zurich, Switzerland, founded in December 2012. 
 
Contact: SmarterBetterCities 1990 North California Blvd., 8th Floor Walnut Creek, CA 94596 info@smarterbettercities.com www.smarterbettercities.com 

Published Wednesday, October 19th, 2016



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