The Model Relationship

The Model relationship is used to indicate that an asset appears as part of another.

ARDI allows you to specify that an asset is a component of another. For example, you might have a 3D model of a car. As long as the model is broken up internally into it's pieces, you could have a single 3D model for the car, but link ARDI assets to individual parts of the model (ie. tyres, exhaust, cylinders etc.).

This means you don't need to carefully reconstruct complex objects in the ARDI virtual environment - you just import it as a whole.

The Model relationship links the asset containing the model to the assets shown as part of the model.

There is only one unusual characteristic of this relationship - the position of the parent asset is treated as the position of every child.

So if - for example - you have an asset called 'tyres' that measures the pressure of the tyres in the car model we discussed above, when you ask to see the location of those tyres on the web interface or in Augmented Reality, you'll be shown the location of the car.

The model relationship is created by ARDI when it is required, as part of saving the binding assets to models process.

NOTE: This relationship is maintained and created by ARDI itself - it is not intended for the user to modify. Any manual changes to the relationship may be overwritten at any time.