While your iGUIDE is the best way for people to see all the things inside a property, it’s iGUIDE Tags that you should use to tell people all about the things they see. Tags are interactive, visual markers that you can use to draw a viewer’s attention to something in your iGUIDE. Tags are saved per iGUIDE View, just like room labels and panoramas, so that your Tags in one View can be different from the Tags in another View, meaning that you can customize your Tags to suit specific audiences. Read on to learn how to create and configure your Tags using the Tag Editor.
Finding Tag Editor
The Tag Editor is a page which can be found in each of your iGUIDEs on the iGUIDE Portal (manage.youriguide.com) and is only visible to iGUIDE Editors and Managers.
Figure 1 - Edit button on My iGUIDEs
- Sign-in to the iGUIDE Portal.
- Go to My iGUIDEs.
- Choose an iGUIDE View (if you haven’t created any new Views, only the Default View will appear) by clicking the blue Edit button (see figure 1).
- In the left-side menu, select Tag Editor (see figure 2).
Figure 2 - Tag Editor in menu
Want to use the Tag Editor of a different View?
- In the left-side menu, select iGUIDE User Views (see figure 3).
- Refer to steps 3 and 4 above (the page will not be the same as in figure 1).
Figure 3 - iGUIDE User Views in menu
Tag Editor Layout
See the descriptions of each area below and figure 4 for reference.
- The iGUIDE Viewer is on the main-right portion of the page.
- The Tag list appears on the left portion of the page. The list will populate with Tags as you create them. The current floor is shown at the top of the list since the list will change depending on which floor you have selected.
- The blue Create a Tag button appears in the bottom-right corner of the floor plan window, beside the floor selector and replacing the measurement tool.
- A search bar is at the bottom of the Tag list. Use this to search for a specific Tag in the list.
- The blue Save button is at the bottom-left, under the Tag list. Use this to Save any new Tags you create, or any changes to existing Tags.
- The white Reset to Last Save button is at the bottom-left, under the Tag list and beside the blue Save button. Use this to discard any changes made during your current session.
Placing a New Tag
To place a tag, first, find a point of interest in the property and then click the blue Create a Tag button. Next, follow the instructions below and see figure 5 for reference.
- Select a Tag placement mode. See the list below for a brief explanation of each mode.
- Tag placement mode 1: Uses the drafted interior walls, half-height walls, and perimeter walls for Tag placement. Railings are ignored. Use this mode for anything on a wall.
- Tag placement mode 2: Requires you to draw a line on the floor plan that represents the surface you want to Tag. Use this mode for fireplaces, premium kitchen or bathroom features, or anything else not quite on a wall.
- Tag placement mode 3: Requires you to select the same thing from 2 different points of view. In order to work properly, the points of view you choose must be at the same height. Use this mode for things that aren’t near any wall, such as on a table, floor, or ceiling.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to place a Tag.
- Remember to press the blue Save button after placing one or more Tags.
Want to cancel tag placement? You’ll see that the blue Create a Tag button turns into a red Cancel button. Press the button to cancel Tag placement.
Editing a Tag
To edit a Tag, press the pencil icon beside the Tag title in the Tag list, or press the pencil icon in the top-right of the Tag window which appears upon hovering your cursor over the Tag (see figure 6). See below for a short explanation of each section and see figures 7 and 8 for reference. If you’re happy with your Tag, press the blue Apply button in the bottom-right. If not, press the white Cancel button, right beside the Apply button. As always, don’t forget to save!
Figure 6 - Pencil icons
- Title: Consider using a name that will allow you to easily identify the Tag in the list (see figure 7).
- Content: On this tab, everything that you enter will appear in the Tag. See a short explanation of each option below and figure 7 for reference.
- Bold, Italic, Heading: These are just some basic text formatting options.
- Unordered List, Ordered List, Quote: Use these to create a list or quote.
- URL/Link: Use this to include a link to an external web page.
- Image: Use this to include an image from your iGUIDE Gallery, or insert a link to an image hosted elsewhere online.
- Video: Use this to include a video by copying and pasting the video URL.
- Pano Link: Use this to bring users to another pano in your iGUIDE by copying and pasting an iGUIDE Link which had the “Use current 3D view” option enabled. Find and acquire this by pressing the Share button in your iGUIDE.
Figure 7 - Title, Content
3. Options: On this tab, you can embed a webpage and customize the style of your Tag. See a short
explanation of each option below and see figure 8 for reference.
- Embed URL: If you want to show an external webpage in the tag, paste the URL here. If you choose to do this, anything that you entered in the Contents section will not be shown.
- Tag Hotspot: Choose which Tag style you prefer. Also shows a preview of Stem Height.
- Tag Color: Choose a preset colour or a custom one.
- Tag Opacity: Drag the slider to set the opacity of the Tag. ‘0’ is invisible, ‘100’ can’t be seen through.
- Stem Height: Drag the slider or enter a number to change the Tag stem height. You will see a preview of the stem height in the Tag Hotspot section.
4. Quick Preview: On this tab, you can see any changes you’ve made before you decide to apply
them. Go back to the Content and Options tabs to continue making changes. See figure 8 for
Figure 8 - Options, Quick Preview
Hiding and Removing Tags
In cases where you have multiple iGUIDE Views and you only want specific Tags to appear per each View, you have the option to hide Tags per View. And, of course, you can also remove any Tag you create.
Click the eye icon to hide a Tag, or click the bin icon to remove a Tag.
Hidden Tags appear in red text with a red crossed-out-eye icon, and the Tag icon will be invisible on the floor plan. Removing a Tag will remove it from all Views. As always, don’t forget to save!
Figure 9 - Hide, Remove, Save Tags
Supported video services:
Supported file hosts:
- Google Drive
To embed a video from a supported file host, the video file must be of mp4, webm or ogv format.
For OneDrive you must input the source URL from the embed code, NOT the share link.
Directly linking to a hosted video file is also supported. The file extension (mp4, webm or ogv) must be included in the URL.
- Tag stem max length is 8 feet (96 inches or ~244 cm)
- Tags may not be placed as expected in other panos if the camera was not calibrated before surveying.
- Clicking a Tag from the Tag list or floor plan will take the stem into account. For example, if a Tag is placed on the ceiling and a stem is ~4ft to bring the Tag into view, clicking the Tag location button in the Tag list will adjust the user’s point of view to look at the Tag hotspot at the end of the stem, not where the Tag was originally placed on the ceiling (the base of the stem).