This article will explain how to make use of creating or duplicating an iGUIDE View and what it can be used for.
Similar to Public & Unlisted iGUIDE Views, (article here) duplicating iGUIDE Views allows a user to create multiple editable Views of an iGUIDE using unique URLs.
iGUIDE user Views can be created or duplicated for many purposes, such as:
Limiting what is shown within an iGUIDE View (such as separating apartment units) whilst also having an iGUIDE for the entire building as a whole.
Providing different Views for different clients (E.g. One View showing all panos for clients and colleagues, but a different View showing fewer panos for the public).
Where renovations are happening to a property, if documenting each stage, you may be able to separate each stage of construction into its own iGUIDE View.
There may be many other uses for duplicating Views, the below information will show you how to duplicate (or create) a new View.
Duplicating an iGUIDE View is exactly as it sounds, if you have an iGUIDE View set up with certain panos, labels, floors or any other editable element of an iGUIDE customised, “Duplicating” the View will copy all the settings over. However, these changes are not linked to the Views. Therefore you can edit the new View to be even more refined (limit what floors are visible, enable or disable extra panos etc.)
Creating a “New View” will create a direct copy of the Default View, using this as a “base” or “Default” template makes this useful.
For protected Views, see the KBA HERE
To duplicate an iGUIDE, navigate to the required iGUIDE, and make sure you are on the “Show iGUIDE Details” tab. Refer to figure 1.
Figure 1 - Show iGUIDE Details page
Scroll down and Under iGUIDE User Views click the Duplicate button. Refer to figure 2.
Figure 2 - Duplicating an iGUIDE View
You should receive confirmation of duplication, and now be able to see 2 iGUIDE Views that are identical. See Figure 3.
Figure 3 - Duplicated iGUIDE View
As previously mentioned, any edits you make to the Duplicate do not link back to the original. This means that you can show or hide floors on the main iGUIDE and the duplicate independently, for example:
You have an apartment building with 3 units. For the Default View, your client wishes to show all 3 units (this may be for an internal website not accessible to the public) but for the public eye they want to limit what can be seen; this means you can create 3 duplicates, one for each floor.
Main iGUIDE View (#1): All floors showing - Internal
View #2 - Show only unit 1 (hide Unit 2 & 3 on this View)
View #3 - Show only unit 2 (hide Unit 1 & 3 on this View)
View #4 - Show only unit 3 (hide Unit 1 & 2 on this View)
This can come in useful for when a unit is rented out; the specific View related to the unit can be locked independently without affecting the main iGUIDE or other Views.
For information on what can be edited per View, please see the article “iGUIDE Portal Edit View Page Definitions”
Each View also allows View-specific Gallery Images and Banners to be configured. See Figure 4.
Figure 4 - Edit View page