Did you know it’s now possible to publicly embed your Leapfrog model within a web page? The new capability has been added to View, and it’s available to try out now.

Showcase your Leapfrog models front and centre on your company website, or share a recent update on your social media channels!

So much more powerful than a static image, embedded models are fully interactive, giving anyone the power to rotate the model to understand the context, zoom into an area of interest, or even slice the model to gain a unique perspective.

Click on this embedded model example below to experience it yourself.


How do I create a publicly embeddable View?
Creating a publicly embeddable View is simple. In LF View select the sharing icon in the top right hand of the browser.

Share Button in Leapfrog View

This brings up a new dialog for sharing which includes the embed option. Simply switch the button at the top to make it public, and then copy the embed code snippet. This iframe can be inserted into web pages at the user’s discretion.

Share view in Leapfrog View

What is the advantage of public embedding with View, and why would I use it?
Public embedding allows you to share models with a larger audience, and to break down barriers to accessing the data. A public link can be placed inside of documents (like PDF’s) so that any stakeholder can click and have access to 3D models instead of just looking at 2D static images. You can also embed the View in a web page to allow stakeholders to explore the data and become informed on issues that are important to them. An example would be sharing a simple saved scene of a proposed dam or mine to let local government know how it will impact the surrounding environment.

Who can make a View public?
Any creator of a View can open the sharing dialog and set the default setting of private to public. Once this is complete you will be able to copy the iframe code under the ‘embed tab’ and place the code within an external webpage to embed the view. You also have the option to copy the public link and either add that to pdf documents or share the link to have people access the View without having to login or sign up. Once a view is public anyone will have access to view it.

Can a public View become private again?
After a View has been public, you can open the sharing dialog and set it back to private. This will disable access to the /embed/ links, so any embedded iframes and shared links will no longer work. However, and private links or invitations sent to collaborators will still be active.

What settings can a stakeholder change in a public View?
The stakeholder will be able to click through the slides that have been created for that View and to navigate the model. Users will not be able to change any properties of the project, elements, or turn the elements on or off. It is recommended the creator of the View create the slides with only the elements of interest, and save/share slides accordingly.

Will the stakeholders see any feedback written on the slide by collaborators?
No. Any feedback or comments left on the slides within a View are hidden from the public View. In order to access the comments, the user has to be a collaborator of the View, have a log in and be signed in to access the view.

Do you want more information or help with sharing models publicly or embedding them directly into a web page? Contact us anytime at [email protected]