Omniverse Navigator (former Omniverse Web)

Interface Overview

Omniverse Navigator gives you web based control over the data in your Omniverse Nucleus.

Once logged in, you will be presented with the contents of your Nucleus.

Omniverse Web Layout

Ref #

Option

Usage

1

Tree Navigation

Use for quick access to nested folders.

2

Content Browser

Lists the contents of the current directory selected in Tree Navigation.

3

Detail Panel

Shows details about the selected directory item.

4

Search Bar

Search for files in the File Tree of Nucleus

5

Copy URL

Copies the URL to the currently selected item.

6

Snapshot

Create a snapshot of the selection.

7

Permissions

Show & Set permissions assigned to the directory item.

Details Panel

When you select a directory item, the details panel reports information known about the asset.

Details Panel

Permissions Panel

The permissions panel allows you to control access to data.

Omniverse Web Permissions

Permission

Displayed As

Read

R

Grants Read Access to this principal

Write

W

Grants Write Access to this principal

Admin

A

Grants Admin Rights to this principal

To manage permissions see ACLs and Permissions Management

Version Control

Navigator creates and lists Checkpoints. The goal with Checkpoints is to provide historical versions for any change to the contents of a file that is done when you use Navigator.

Checkpoint on Upload

A Checkpoint is created for each individual file when they are uploaded. This way there is a restore point if the file was changed in some undesirable way. When you upload files you can enter a description that will be added to all the generated checkpoints.

Checkpoint Description on Upload

Checkpoint on Rename, Move, and Copy

Checkpoints are created automatically for the destinations of Rename, Move, and Copy operations.

  • For Rename and Move the description states which source was used to replace the file contents.

  • For Copy the description states where the file was copied from.

Checkpoint Description on Copy and Rename

Delete

Deleting a file physically removes the head revision and all associated checkpoints from the server.

Deleting a folder deletes files in the same manner: the file head revisions in the folder are deleted and their associated checkpoints.

The Delete command physically deletes items and is not undoable.

Checkpoint Listing

Checkpoint Listing
  1. All Checkpoints with descriptions are listed in the top category labeled Described checkpoints.

  2. Other categories group checkpoints according to when they were created; for example, Today, Earlier this month, February 2020 and so on.

  3. Hover over an item in the list to reveal a menu button.

  4. The menu presents commands for the given Checkpoint: Copy URL, Download, and Restore. If your account is flagged as Administrator you would also see Obliterate in the menu.

Note: If the description for the checkpoint is longer than can be displayed in a single line, select the checkpoint and it’ll expand to reveal the entire description.

Snapshots

Replaced by Version Control feature in Nucleus 2021.2.0

Create a Snapshot

Snapshots allow you to preserve state of a directory item for restoration at a later time. To create a snapshot, simply right click on any directory item and select “Create Snapshot”

Create Snapshot 1

This will open a dialogue allowing you to give the snapshot a name and a description.

Create Snapshot 2

Once created the selected directory item should now show the created snapshot in the details panel.

Create Snapshot 3

Restore a Snapshot

To restore a snapshot, simply right click on a snapshot and select “restore”

Restore Snapshot 1

By default it will ask to overwrite the original directory item which may be desirable for tasks where paths and links are concerned. This will however overwrite the data with the snapshot.

Restore Snapshot 2

If pathing is not a problem (standalone asset) you can freely adjust the path so as to not overwrite.

Restore Snapshot 3

Once complete the Restore Operation will create the new directory and all its contents exactly in the state that the snapshot was originally created.

Restore Snapshot 4

Asset Tagging

Omniverse Navigator provides additional functionality for tagging assets. This functionality requires the following services to be available:

Service

Description

Tagging service

Stores all the information about assets’s tags.

Deeptag Search Service (optional)

Enables tag searching functionality.

If an asset has tags associated with it, they will be visualized in the Tags tab, as depicted by the image below.

Nucleus Web Tagging tab

Working with Asset Tags

Users can add tags to assets by writing these tags into the text box and separating each new tag with a comma, as illustrated below.

Nucleus Web Tagging tab add tag

In order to confirm new tags, one should press Enter and these tags will appear in the Tags tab of the asset, as shown in the image below.

Nucleus Web Tagging tab add tag final

Removing tags for an asset can be done in the similar manner.

User Administration

See Authentication and User Management