Before we begin, there are several technicalities to consider when using the 3D Repo custom visual:
Model elements are limited to 70,000. Currently, Power BI imposes this restriction when filtering visuals (That's right! We have recently updated our visual to support more than 30,000 elements)
The 3D Repo API call idmap (demonstrated in the example dashboard) is required for the 3D visual to understand the rest of the inputs
This walkthrough is for users who are familiar with Power BI.
If you're a novice user, you'll need to get familiar with the 3D Repo to Power BI concept. Read the 3D Repo to Power BI help article
In this guide, you'll understand how our custom visual operates so that you can start building your dashboards
Models used in this example must be Federations with at least one issue
Step 1. Download the sample dashboard
Visit our Downloads page and download the Example Dashboards folder.
In the folder, you'll find several Power BI files. Go ahead and Open the Demo Dashboard - Lego House file.
Step 2. Custom Visual inputs
In our Demo Dashboard - Lego House template, everything is already set up for you. But, if you want to load your federation, let's take a look at the information you need.
Click on the Custom Visual to activate it
In the visualizations side panel click on the Format icon
Step 3. Update the Graphs
If you updated the custom visual inputs and it's not connected to a different federation in 3D Repo, you'll need to update the graphs. Here's how you can do that. 👇
Open the transform data options menu
Click on the Edit Parameters option
Click OK to save changes
Optional: Add Colour Overrides
In addition to bringing in colours from the Default View in 3D Repo, you can also manually override the colours in PowerBI by adding an additional Data column named "Color". This column should contain a comma separated RGB value such as "255, 0, 0" for red or "204, 0, 153" for purple.