Part Two – Platform Enhancements for Web Central V23.2

In this part two of discussing the platform enhancements for Web Central version 23.2 we cover these 3 topics:


1.    Mobile Framework

2.    Smart Client Extensions for AutoCAD and Revit

3.    Geospatial Extensions for ESRI


1.    Mobile Framework - The ARCHIBUS Mobile Framework includes a series of advances.

Mobile Client 3.0. There is a new Mobile Client on the Apple Store and on Google Play.






This client includes SAML authentication support. It also uses the latest Cordova library, which includes several security improvements. You must use V23.2 Web Central to use the Mobile Client 3.0.







Federated Authentication (SAML) Support - With SAML support, organisations that use SAML to authenticate their in-house, cloud or hybrid cloud systems can include ARCHIBUS mobile in their authentication scheme. See Part One of the Platform Blog for more information on Federated Authentication (SAML) Support.


Sync Improvements - The sync action now has improved support for document sync performance. The action now transfers files in binary mode rather than base64 and uses the document revisions to sync only changed documents. The on-demand document sync is now also integrated with the main sync feature. The sync process also supports syncing a selected number of records.


Redlines - Redlines now use the native device screen capture for capturing redlines, which greatly speeds up redlining very large drawings.


















Attach Documents - The Mobile Framework now contains support for attaching documents from phones.


 2.    Smart Client Extensions for AutoCAD and Revit - AutoCAD and Revit 2018 Support. The Smart Client Extensions support the newest version of these AutoCAD products, as well as AutoCAD Architecture and Revit MEP.








AutoCAD Query Table - V.23.2 adds the Query Table command for users who wish to add tabular schedules of ARCHIBUS data to their CAD plans. 





Enterprise Graphics Publishing Enhancements - Both of the Extensions for AutoCAD and Revit have had improvements in enterprise graphics publishing, particularly for linked CAD drawings and BIM models, and corner cases for publishing unusual entity types and shapes. V.23.2 adds the ARCHIBUS Enterprise Graphics (afm_enterprise_graphics) table for recording published files. Applications can make use of this information to make the user interface responsive to the 2D, 3D and object type information that is published and available. Applications can also use this table to create historical and trial versions of drawings – a feature used in the V.23.2 Move Layout Scenario feature.


3.    Geospatial Extensions for ESRI - Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) is an international supplier of geographic information system (GIS) software, web GIS and geodatabase management applications.



Linear Assets - In the real world, assets come in many forms, shapes, and sizes. In GIS and on maps, we represent assets with one of the following geometries: polygons, points, or lines. The majority of ARCHIBUS entities – such as parcels, buildings, rooms and equipment – are well-represented by polygons. When we use a larger scale, using points as markers makes sense to represent such things as locating equipment on a large campus or buildings on a city or country scale. However, certain entities – such as pipelines, power lines, railways, rivers, and roadways – are best represented by lines.

For that reason, ARCHIBUS V.23.2 adds support for linear assets to the Geospatial Extensions for ESRI. Customers can now include linear assets in enhanced map views in the same way they included point and polygon assets in the past.





Map Control Event API - ARCHIBUS V.23.2 provides an update to the ESRI map control event API. The event API allows ARCHIBUS application developers to listen for specific map events and take action when they occur. You can react to map loading, layer loading, reference-layer loading, feature-layer loading, marker and feature click, as well as a marker and feature mouse-over and mouse-out events.





Token Authentication - Users are now able to use secure ArcGIS map services when publishing assets to ArcGIS from the Smart Client Extensions. ARCHIBUS V.23.2 supports TOKEN-BASED and OAUTH2 methods of authentication with ArcGIS Server. ArcGIS authentication is configured through a combination of activity parameters and a properties file.

Activity parameters are used to configure the type of authentication that will be used and provide the URL to the desired ArcGIS authentication service.





We hope you have found this summary useful. It is not the last part! We will shortly be publishing Part Three, our final blog on the platform enhancements for Web Central version 23.2. Stay tuned!





Please contact our team at MASS with any questions. We are available, as always, on 0118 977 8560 or email us at to find out more!

Andrew Taylor


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