User Manual

Making it easy for users to manage their Omniverse Apps, Connectors, and provides Nucleus Collaboration Services; The Omniverse Launcher acts as your personal launchpad for the Omniverse.

News Tab

The Omniverse news tab allows users to review and learn about things related to Omniverse.

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Library Tab

The Omniverse Library makes it easy to see, launch, update, and/or learn about Omniverse Apps installed on your computer.

Note

If this list is empty this is because you currently have no applications installed. This can easily be remedied by clicking over to the Exchange and installing the apps/connectors of your choice.

Library Panel

The Omniverse Library Panel Is located on the left side of the screen and lists all Installed Apps, Connectors and more. Selecting one of the items on the list will reveal useful data in the main window about the tool as well as provides functionality based on the item type selected.

Note

The Omniverse Library Panel will be unpopulated until apps are installed. If your list is empty, please navigate to the Exchange tab to install apps, connectors, and other Omniverse tools.

Apps

On the top of the Library panel, apps are listed. Upon selecting an App, a series of options will be provided for managing the App in the main display.

Option

Description

Launch Button

The launch button allows users to easily launch a selected App.

Install Settings

Found in the triple Bars to the right of the Launch Button, The Settings Pane allows you to review
the install path, update, or uninstall the Selected App

Release Notes

Launches the Documentation Portal for the selected App and Takes you to the Latest Release Notes.

Documentation

Launches the Documentation Portal for the Selected App.

Tutorials

Launches the Video Learning content for the selected App.

Forums

Launches the Forum Pages for in depth discussion on the selected App.

Development Tools

Upon installing KIT, a development tools tab will appear below Apps. Development tools are typically handled and managed in the same way as Apps and offers similar tools for managing these tools.

Option

Description

Launch Button

The launch button allows users to easily launch a selected App.

Install Settings

Found in the triple Bars to the right of the Launch Button, The Settings Pane allows you to review
the install path, update, or uninstall the Selected App

Release Notes

Launches the Documentation Portal for the selected App and Takes you to the Latest Release Notes.

Documentation

Launches the Documentation Portal for the Selected App.

Tutorials

Launches the Video Learning content for the selected App.

Forums

Launches the Forum Pages for in depth discussion on the selected App.

File Management

File management tools provide utilities for managing file operations on the Omniverse. These tools by their nature are less cohesive in their tooling and have variation on their UI controls. Please see the documentation of the tool in question should you need explanation of how to manage.

Connectors

All connectors appear under the the connectors icon and are displayed in a list allowing management.

For each connector installed, an entry will appear in the list with the ability to add additional connectors easily should you need them.

Option

Description

Add

Allows adding additional connectors and brings you to the Connectors Exchange.

Update

If a connector is out of date, a green “Update” button will be displayed allowing you to update to the most current release of that connector.

Up To Date

When a connector on the list is up to date, a greyed out “up to date” notification will be presented.

Exchange Tab

The Omniverse Exchange is the place where Omniverse Apps, Connectors, File Tools and more can be found and installed. Simply Navigate through the list of available apps and connectors, select and install. Once installed, this area can also be used to launch apps.

Option

Description

Filters

Allows refinement of list based on selection

Search

Contextual Search allows locating a specific App or Connector easily.

Apps List

Shows all available Apps or Connectors based on Filters and Search.

Product Overview

When selected, details about the app/connector/tool are presented including overall description, version information, supported platforms, and system requirements. This information can be useful to decide if the app/connector/tool is right for you before downloading and installing.

Selecting this option will initiate the Local Omniverse Nucleus Server Installation.

Collaboration Tab

The Omniverse Exchange tab allows the installation of a personal Nucleus Server perfect for small groups to share and collaborate. Upon first visiting the collaboration tab, a Nucleus Server can be installed by using the “Add Local Collaboration Server” button. If you are looking to host large, company wide installation of Nucleus and expect large amounts of traffic, a Linux Based Docker Installation is available and should be used in lieu of the local Collaboration Server.

Note

A network can have multiple Nucleus Installations and there is no harm in having both Linux Docker Installations and Local Collaboration Servers on the same network. They will exist independently of each other and do not conflict.

Step 1: Add Services

The first step involved with installation is to select a location for the content of you Nucleus Server. This is the location where any files, textures and other user content will be stored. This location should have ample space for storing all your work and benefits from a speedy drive (SSD’s are preferred) as there is a potential for multiple users to be accessing this location simultaneously and typically the data transferred will be substantial.

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Once the location has been selected, Press NEXT to continue.

Step 2: Create your administration Account

As this process installs a set of services and effectively turns your workstation into a server, an administration account will be needed. This account allows full and complete control over your Nucleus and is unrelated to any other NVIDIA Accounts. This is your servers primary account and specifically allows you access to the server you are currently installing.

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Press the Complete Installation to finalize the user admin account and complete the installation.

Step 3: Test

Upon completion of the installation you will be returned to the Collaboration Page. To ensure that the Nucleus Collaboration Service is up and running, select the folder icon next to the Local Nucleus Collaboration Service.

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This will launch Omniverse Web and allow you to review the contents of your new server. Use your user name and password created in step 2 to log in.

For additional Information, select the triple bar on the right side of the Local Nucleus Collaboration Service and select “Settings” This will launch your Omniverse System Monitor in your Default Browser allowing you to review, stop, and start individual Nucleus Services.

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You can also get to this location by launching a web browser and entering the address localhost:3080. For additional information on System Monitor, please visit the Omniverse Nucleus Documentation Portal

Connecting to Collaboration

Once the above steps have been followed, Users can now connect to your Omniverse Nucleus collaboration service. This is also true for Local Applications. In order to connect to the collaboration service simply connect with the network address of the machine followed by 1666. If the collaboration service resides on your workstation, you can also use localhost:1666 to connect with local apps and connectors.

For more information on the Nucleus Collaboration Services, please review Nucleus Documentation

Omniverse Navigator

When properly installed, Omniverse navigator appears in the Collaboration Tab giving users a more convenient place to review the contents of their nucleus collaboration services contents.

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Additional Information on Omniverse Navigator

Omniverse Nucleus Navigator

Alerts

The alert icon in the top right of the notifies your of important Omniverse Messages.

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User Settings

The User Settings panel allows users to choose the default install path for the Omniverse Library Apps & Connectors.

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Settings

Option

Description

Library Path

This location specifies where apps, connectors and tools are installed when installed from Launcher.

Data Path

Displays and allows selection of the Data Path. The data path is where all content on the local Nucleus is stored.

About

Gives version information about Launcher.

Log out

Logs out of the Launcher.

Accessibility

Omniverse Launcher Text and Layout accommodates text/image scale adjustment to help users with readability and/or high resolution monitors.

Key Command

Action

Ctrl + -

Scale Text/Images Smaller

Ctrl + Shift + +

Scale Text/Images Larger

Ctrl + 0

Reset Scale to Default