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This article describes how to read the inventory details that are extracted by the automatic inventory recognition algorithm, how to add additional information, how to manually add inventory, and how to use this piece of knowledge for collaboration.

Access: The Inventory tool is available only for Cell Tower assets and if Tower inventory is checked in the Options while creating a new project.

Access the Inventory tool

To start using the Inventory tool, choose one of the following methods:

  • In the Layers tab of the left-side navigation menu, click on the Inventory of the Manage Inventory.
  • In the 3D view, click on a recognized inventory item.
Information: If one or more inventories were not automatically detected, possible causes can be found at: Inventory recognition failure.

The Inventory viewer opens on the right. The images shown belong to the Orbit Underneath sub-missions of Pix4Dscan from which the inventory was reconstructed and identified. If the dataset was not acquired with Pix4Dscan, the images shown are generically only those that have a positive gimbal pitch angle.

Information about recognized inventory is shown on the Inventory Card.

How to add Inventory manually

You can manually add the inventories that are not automatically detected by the AI recognition. To add the inventory,

  • Click on addinventory.png icon on the top right of the Inventory list.
  • Then, click on the 3D point to represent the new inventory. A new inventory item box will open. 
  • Select the type of inventory from the drop-down item. The different types of inventory items that can be added manually are Panel antenna, Microwave antenna, Ancillary box, Collinear antenna, Yagi antenna, and Mount.
  • Click on Done.

Inventory Card

The Inventory Card contains the information that is computed via the Automatic inventories recognition algorithm and some additional end-user editable fields. The name of an inventory item can be changed by clicking on it from the Inventory Card. In particular, it contains:

  • Automatic recognition data:
    • Type
    • Downtilt
    • Azimuth
    • Plumb
    • Width
    • Height
    • Depth
    • Altitude (CL)
    • Coordinates

A detailed explanation of the AI recognized inventory details is available at: AI recognition of Inventories.

  • End-user editable fields:
    • Model name
    • Weight
    • Frequencies
    • Status: Active (green), Inactive (orange), and Future Installation (blue). 
  • Add external link: the user can click on link.pngicon and attach as many as needed links to an inventory item. While adding them, the URL field is mandatory, and the description is optional. The external links are included within its annotation in the JSON report and the PDF report. In the PDF, the user can click on it, and a browser will display the URL.
Note: The displayed units are those defined under the section Measurements units in the user's Account settings.

The content of the inventory details is automatically saved when added to the editable fields.

How to add the best-fit image to the pdf report

An image per inventory can be added to the report as the best-fit image for a specific inventory, in the sense that the best-fit image is the most representative and contains the highest amount of information for inventory inspection purposes.

To add an image to a pdf report:

  1. In the Inventory viewer, pick the image considered as the best fit from the proposed ones.
  2. Change the zoom level of the image.
  3. Click on Added to report .

The image miniature in the carousel now shows the star_1.png Added to report icon. The selected image will be added to the reports with the zoom level.

Inventories in the reports

Inventory details are included in the reports that can be exported from Pix4Dinspect.


How to browse images

In the Antenna viewer, images can be browsed by:

  • Clicking the arrows shown on the enlarged image.
  • Using the left and right arrows on the keyboard.
  • Using the scroll bar under the carousel and clicking on a different image.
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