When I connect the Tracer 3D Power BI visual to mesh fields, only some geometry is visualized with a warning icon.
- Semantic V3 includes the 3D “Tracer” visual for reading geometry records from SQLite databases.
- The Tracer visuals render geometry using gLTF text strings stored in database records.
- Power BI’s report environment loads text strings up to 32,766 characters.
- It is very possible for a gLTF text string to exceed this and Power BI will silently truncate these strings. Here is a possible workaround to rendering large meshes
- My mesh strings are exceeding Power BI’s character limit when loading data into the Report.
- Go into the “Transform Data” environment in Power BI.
- Choose your mesh column and choose “Split column” > “By number of characters”
- Enter in the value of 32,766 characters and choose to split “Repeatedly”
- Repeatedly will produce as many columns as needed by the largest mesh in your columns… careful, some meshes may VERY large require many columns?
- Save and load the data with split mesh columns into your report
- Within the Power BI report environment, create a New Column in your data source
- Use the CONCATENATE() formulate to merge your split mesh columns back together.