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Postman/Curl Samples

The following examples can be run with the curl command line utility or imported into the Postman application (File menu, Import, select Raw Text, paste the whole curl command, Continue, review and replace the variable placeholders with actual values).

Command line setup for curl commands:

export TOKEN=<api token>
export BACKEND_HOST=backend.<your company>.fieldtwin.com
export PROJECT=<project id>
export SUBPROJECT=<subproject id>
export STREAM=<stream id>

The API token can be created by an administrator in FieldTwin Admin from the Account Settings / API section. It must be created for the same account that the project lives in. API tokens are convenient for testing but they are unrestricted by default, so once you are familiar with the API you might (depending on your use case) choose to use a JWT instead.

The IDs of the project, subproject and stream (and objects below) can be found from the URL in your browser's address bar when the project is open in FieldTwin Design. They look like this: -MeidQjcOmxpYWFIq5zp.

Hostname and IDs in the address bar



Create a manifold

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curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     -H "content-type: application/json" \
     --request POST \
     --data '{
                "name": "New Manifold #1",
                "asset": "-K5uq-URmQV-aH0-uBpF",
                "tags": [],
                "initialState": {
                    "rotation": 0,
                    "x": 135277.5,
                    "y": 6565034.6,
                    "scale": 1
                },
                "metaData": []
            }' \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}/subProject/${SUBPROJECT}:${STREAM}/stagedAsset
  • Asset ID -K5uq-URmQV-aH0-uBpF equates to a Manifold in FutureOn's standard asset library
  • The list of available assets can be found by calling /API/v1.9/assets
  • Coordinate values are provided inside the bounds and in the unit of the Coordinate Reference System defined for the project
  • For example meters for EPSG:23031 or us-feet for EPSG:3452
  • For subsea assets the z value is automatically set from the bathymetry if uploaded, or else the seabed level defined for the project
  • z values in FieldTwin are 0 at sea level, negative below sea level and positive above sea level



Create a connection

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A draggable connection that follows the bathymetry in FieldTwin

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     -H "content-type: application/json" \
     --request POST \
     --data '{
               "params": {
                    "type": 2,
                    "label": "API connection"
               },
               "from": "-M8RhZWomNyqNyVgDxpy",
               "fromSocket": "a",
               "to": "-M8RhZWomNyqNyVgDxpm",
               "toSocket": "a",
               "designType": "None",
               "intermediaryPoints": [
                    { "x": 650, "y": 160, "z": -100 },
                    { "x": 795, "y": 20, "z": -100 }
               ]
             }' \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}/subProject/${SUBPROJECT}:${STREAM}/connection
  • params.type of 2 is the connection type ID for Oil Production
  • from and fromSocket are the ID of an existing staged asset and the name of the socket to start the connection at
  • to and toSocket indicate the staged asset and location to end the connection at
  • The available socket names can be found from a staged asset's sockets2d attribute
  • designType of None indicates that the connection has no special geometry (as opposed to a lazy wave riser or a spool for example)
  • intermediaryPoints defines 2 midpoints that the connection will pass through
  • These will be shown as drag handles in FieldTwin that can be moved to adjust the connection
  • If designType is not specified it defaults to Imported, which creates a different kind of connection (see next example)

A connection based on survey data

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     -H "content-type: application/json" \
     --request POST \
     --data '{
               "params": {
                    "type": 2,
                    "label": "API connection"
               },
               "from": "-M8RhZWomNyqNyVgDxpy",
               "fromSocket": "a",
               "to": "-M8RhZWomNyqNyVgDxpm",
               "toSocket": "a",
               "designType": "Imported",
               "intermediaryPoints": [
                    { "x": 782, "y": 303, "z": -20 },
                    { "x": 830, "y": 240, "z": -100 },
                    { "x": 920, "y": 170, "z": -50 }
               ],
               "noHeightSampling": true,
               "bendable": false,
               "isLocked": true
             }' \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}/subProject/${SUBPROJECT}:${STREAM}/connection
  • The first few parameters are the same as described above
  • designType of Imported indicates that the intermediaryPoints are to be treated as the complete 3D profile of the connection
  • In reality the intermediaryPoints array will be much larger, with smaller changes between points
  • The xyz points must be in the same Coordinate Reference System as the project
  • FieldTwin does not show drag handles for Imported points
  • noHeightSampling instructs that the given z points should be preserved instead of fitting the connection to the bathymetry in FieldTwin
  • isLocked as true prevents a user from accidentally adjusting the connection



Delete a staged asset

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export STAGEDASSET=<staged asset id>

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     --request DELETE \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}/subProject/${SUBPROJECT}:${STREAM}/stagedAsset/${STAGEDASSET}



Get a 3D well bore profile

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export WELL=<well id>

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}/subProject/${SUBPROJECT}:${STREAM}/well/${WELL}
  • The bore profile is returned in the wellBores[0 .. n].path attribute
  • The bore path is empty by default, it can be set or imported from FieldTwin Design



Get a generated seabed profile for a connection

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export SAMPLE_RESOLUTION=5
export CONNECTION=<connection id>

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     -H "sample-every: ${SAMPLE_RESOLUTION}" \
     -H "simplify: true" \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}/subProject/${SUBPROJECT}:${STREAM}/connection/${CONNECTION}
  • The value of sample resolution can be 1 or more
  • Providing simplify: true removes points that fall in a straight line to reduce the data size
  • The connection profile is returned in the sampled attribute
  • The profile points are given in the direction from to to



Get the profile of an imported connection

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export CONNECTION=<connection id>

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}/subProject/${SUBPROJECT}:${STREAM}/connection/${CONNECTION}
  • Imported connections (including those created with the API when no other designType is given) have a designType of Imported
  • The imported points are made up from the fromCoordinate plus the intermediaryPoints plus the toCoordinate
  • When noHeightSampling is true, the point z (depth) values are as they were at import time
  • When noHeightSampling is false, the point z (depth) values are sampled from the bathymetry layer or else the project seabed depth setting

Note: for connections where designType is not Imported, the intermediaryPoints consist of auto-generated points along the connection (when the point has attribute added: true) and/or the locations of the connection's midpoints - shown as circular drag handles in FieldTwin.



Get and set metadata values

Metadata values are stored in the metaData array attribute on objects in the field. You can see the general data structure by requesting a single connection / staged asset / well / layer / shape:

export CONNECTION=<connection id>

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}/subProject/${SUBPROJECT}:${STREAM}/connection/${CONNECTION}
-->
{
     "visible": true,
     "fromSocket": "b",
     "toSocket": "a",
     "params": {
          "type": 4,
          "label": "Water Injection #1",
          "width": 1
     },
     "from": { ... },
     "to": { ... },
     ...
     "metaData": [
          {
               "id": "-NTruDmpGaWmFq5dY1UL",
               "metaDatumId": "-MX1hgyA5rMYnffSIDqS",
               "metaDatumLinkId": "-NTruDmpGaWmFq5dY1UL",
               "definitionId": "IntegrationsTeam:CustomString[string]",
               "name": "Custom String",
               "type": "string",
               "tags": [],
               "value": "my string",
               "cost": 0,
               "costPerLength": false,
               "vendorAttributes": {}
          },
          {
               "id": "-NTruFFZ1QdcHPX7DsWg",
               "metaDatumId": "-MKeJ9PrkJXvPLg9vYzB",
               "metaDatumLinkId": "-NTruFFZ1QdcHPX7DsWg",
               "definitionId": "IntegrationsTeam:KeyPoints[table]",
               "name": "Key Points",
               "type": "table",
               "tags": [],
               "value": [
                    {
                         "-MKeJHF9Q0jyb4AIwicf": "1",
                         "-MKeJIq3E-RffPBFbJdG": "100"
                    },
                    {
                         "-MKeJHF9Q0jyb4AIwicf": "2",
                         "-MKeJIq3E-RffPBFbJdG": "200"
                    }
               ],
               "cost": 0,
               "costPerLength": false,
               "vendorAttributes": {}
          }
     ]
}

⚠ At the time of writing (FieldTwin 7.x), requesting a whole subproject will return metadata values for the connections, staged assets and shapes but not for wells and layers - metadata for these must be fetched with separate API calls.

To add or change the metadata values for an object, PATCH the object by sending the metaData array with only the metadata attributes to update. The minimum attributes to send are the metaDatumId (identifying the relevant metadatum definition) and value.

The following example updates the 2 metadata values on the connection shown above.

export CONNECTION=<connection id>

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     -H "content-type: application/json" \
     --request PATCH \
     --data '{
                "metaData": [
                    {
                         "metaDatumId": "-MX1hgyA5rMYnffSIDqS",
                         "value": "Flexible"
                    },
                    {
                         "metaDatumId": "-MKeJ9PrkJXvPLg9vYzB",
                         "value": []
                    }
                ]
             }' \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}/subProject/${SUBPROJECT}:${STREAM}/connection/${CONNECTION}

⚠ When a metadatum value has been cleared or has not been set, the value attribute will be missing from the metadatum object. In your code be sure to check that value exists before reading from it. The data type and content of value varies depending on the metadatum's type. The following types are supported:

string

To set a string, provide a string in value:

PATCH object
<--
{ "metaData": [{
     "metaDatumId": "-MHm9G9TaN4W_4jMYPHl",
     "value": "value as a string"
}]}

numerical and slider

To set a numerical, provide an integer or a floating point number in value. To set the unit (if applicable), specify the unit in the option attribute (for example mm, ft3, C, sm3/m3, W/m2/C):

PATCH object
<--
{ "metaData": [{
     "metaDatumId": "-MHm9G9TaN4W_4jMYPHl",
     "value": 150.1,
     "option": "m"
}]}

boolean

To set a boolean, provide the string true or false in value:

PATCH object
<--
{ "metaData": [{
     "metaDatumId": "-MHm9G9TaN4W_4jMYPHl",
     "value": "true"
}]}

Depending on your use case, if the value attribute is missing (meaning that no value has been saved) you may want to treat this as false.

choices - single selection

Use Request all metadata definitions or Request one metadata definition with the metaDatumId to fetch the metadatum definition and its list of possible choices.

Each choice is its own separate object with attributes for: id, name, and optionally a customValue. The name is what is displayed in the user interface, and the custom value (if present) is the value to use for the choice instead of its name.

When reading metadata, the value will be the selected choice object. For example:

GET object
-->
"metaData": [
     {
          "id": "-NTsQ5XGQctE7dDV5OrH",
          "metaDatumId": "-MX1hgyA5rMYnffSIDqS",
          "metaDatumLinkId": "-NTsQ5XGQctE7dDV5OrH",
          "definitionId": "MyAccount:NumberOfSlots[choices]",
          "name": "Number of slots",
          "type": "choices",
          "tags": [],
          "value": {
               "id": "-NTt33VQYMf-LD6VKZzR",
               "name": "6 Slot",
               "customValue": "6",
               "filterValue": []
          },
          "cost": 0,
          "costPerLength": false,
          "vendorAttributes": {}
     }
]

So the final metadata value to use here is 6, or it would be 6 Slot if there was no customValue.

To set a choice, provide one of the choice objects in value. You can provide just the id of the choice object if you prefer:

PATCH object
<--
{ "metaData": [{
     "metaDatumId": "-MX1hgyA5rMYnffSIDqS",
     "value": { "id": "-NTt33VQYMf-LD6VKZzR" }
}]}

choices - multiple selection

This case is similar to choices - single selection, but the value is now an array of choice objects. To clear all choices, apply a zero length array:

PATCH object
<--
{ "metaData": [{
     "metaDatumId": "-MX1hgyA5rMYnffSIDqS",
     "value": []
}]}

Or to select 2 choices:

PATCH object
<--
{ "metaData": [{
     "metaDatumId": "-MX1hgyA5rMYnffSIDqS",
     "value": [
          { "id": "-NTt33VQYMf-LD6VKZzR" },
          { "id": "-NTt34S9xlSnOcx-FAhy" }
     ]
}]}

asset

A type of asset allows for the selection of an asset from the asset library or a virtual asset defined in FieldTwin Admin. All metadata values associated with the selected asset will then be presented in FieldTwin and nested inside this metadatum object in a new subValue attribute.

The value to store in the metadatum object is the ID of the asset definition or the virtual asset. Request the list of allowable IDs using Request the list of asset definitions.

To set an asset and create the nested subValue containing that asset's metadata, provide the asset ID as a string in value:

PATCH object
<--
{ "metaData": [{
     "metaDatumId": "-MHm9G9TaN4W_4jMYPHl",
     "value": "-M3LRYZGl2h0K902juxA"
}]}

connection

A type of connection allows for the selection of a connection type. All metadata values associated with the selected connection type will then be presented in FieldTwin and nested inside this metadatum object in a new subValue attribute.

The value to store in the metadatum object is the ID of the connection type. Request the list of allowable IDs using Request the list of connection definitions.

To set a connection type and create the nested subValue containing that connection's metadata, provide the definition ID in value:

PATCH object
<--
{ "metaData": [{
     "metaDatumId": "-MHm9G9TaN4W_4jMYPHl",
     "value": 4
}]}

⚠ At the time of writing (FieldTwin 7.x) the pre-installed connection types have a numeric ID while custom connection types have a string ID.

table

Use Request all metadata definitions or Request one metadata definition with the metaDatumId to fetch the metadatum definition and its list of table headers.

Each table header / column in the definition has an id and name.

The metadatum value is an array of rows, where each row is a key/value object with the column ID as its key.

To set a 2x2 table, provide the following array in value:

PATCH object
<--
{ "metaData": [{
     "metaDatumId": "-MHm9G9TaN4W_4jMYPHl",
     "value": [
          {
               "id-of-column-1": "col A row 1",
               "id-of-column-2": "col B row 1"
          },
          {
               "id-of-column-1": "col A row 2",
               "id-of-column-2": "col B row 2"
          }
     ]
}]}

button

Button metadata shows a button on the user interface that launches a web page when clicked. It does not have a value and setting one has no effect.



Visualise custom data for a staged asset

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Custom results are names and values displayed in a box next to the staged asset in FieldTwin Design. They can be used for displaying simulation results or operational data.

export STAGEDASSET=<staged asset id>

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     -H "content-type: application/json" \
     --request PATCH \
     --data '{
                "customResults": {
                    "Current": [
                        {"name": "Service", "value": "Production", "type": "string"},
                        {"name": "Valve 1 cycles", "value": 384, "type": "decimal"},
                        {"name": "Valve 2 cycles", "value": 410, "type": "decimal"},
                        {"name": "Current Pressure", "value": 5113, "type": "decimal"},
                        {"name": "Current Temp", "value": 60, "type": "decimal"}
                    ]
                },
                "showCustomResults": true
            }' \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}/subProject/${SUBPROJECT}:${STREAM}/stagedAsset/${STAGEDASSET}

Showing custom data for a staged asset

To hide the custom results in FieldTwin Design:

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     -H "content-type: application/json" \
     --request PATCH \
     --data '{ "showCustomResults": false }' \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}/subProject/${SUBPROJECT}:${STREAM}/stagedAsset/${STAGEDASSET}



Visualise custom data along a connection

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Connection visualisation data is displayed at key points on or alongside a connection in FieldTwin Design. This can be used for displaying simulation results, survey results or operational data.

export CONNECTION=<connection id>

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     -H "content-type: application/json" \
     --request PATCH \
     --data '{
                "visualisationMaps": [{
                    "id": "connection-1-custom-temp",
                    "name": "Temperature Survey",
                    "normalizedKp": false,
                    "rendering": "bar",
                    "data": [
                        {"kp": 100, "v": 68},
                        {"kp": 200, "v": 67},
                        {"kp": 300, "v": 66},
                        {"kp": 400, "v": 65},
                        {"kp": 500, "v": 64}
                    ]
                }],
                "visibleVisualisationMapId": "connection-1-custom-temp"
            }' \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}/subProject/${SUBPROJECT}:${STREAM}/connection/${CONNECTION}
  • The visualisation data is provided as an array of key points kp as a distance along the connection and a corresponding numeric value v
  • When normalizedKp is true, the key point kp is a value between 0 and 1 instead of a value in feet/meters (so 0.5 would be half way along the connection)
  • A rendering of:
  • bar displays the visualisation alongside the connection
  • on-connection displays the visualisation inside the connection
  • See the documentation for other possible values
  • A palette for the visualisation can also be provided, but a default palette is generated by default

Showing a bar visualisation data on a connection

Showing a on-connection visualisation data on a connection

To hide the visualisation in FieldTwin Design:

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     -H "content-type: application/json" \
     --request PATCH \
     --data '{ "visibleVisualisationMapId": null }' \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}/subProject/${SUBPROJECT}:${STREAM}/connection/${CONNECTION}



Store custom data at project level

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docs link (read)

FieldTwin provides the vendorAttributes attribute on many objects including account, project, subproject, staged asset, connection, and document. This can be used to attach custom data to the object. There is no built-in visualisation of this data.

Because vendorAttributes can be used by more than one integration or for more than one purpose, we use a convention of storing data objects inside a child key to keep the different uses separate. The API will merge the provided top-level key(s) into the vendorAttributes without overwriting other existing top-level keys.

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     -H "content-type: application/json" \
     --request PATCH \
     --data '{ "vendorAttributes": { "myIntegration": { "foo": "bar" } } }' \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}

Example of data separation using keys:

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     -H "content-type: application/json" \
     --request PATCH \
     --data '{ "vendorAttributes": { "drillPro": { "settings": { "name": "Drill Pro v1" } } } }' \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     -H "content-type: application/json" \
     --request PATCH \
     --data '{ "vendorAttributes": { "heatCalc": { "scenario": "Base Case", "autoCalc": true, "pipes": ["c-1", "c-2", "c-3"] } } }' \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}/vendorAttributes
-->
     {
          "drillPro": {
               "settings": {
                    "name": "Drill Pro v1"
               }
          },
          "heatCalc": {
               "scenario": "Base Case",
               "autoCalc": true,
               "pipes": ["c-1", "c-2", "c-3"]
          }
     }
  • Only one level of keys is merged into vendorAttributes
    • In the above example, to add something new into drillPro you have to PATCH the whole drillPro object a second time
  • To delete one set of vendorAttributes, send PATCH data of the format: { "vendorAttributes": { "myIntegration": null } }



Request linked (parent/child) subprojects

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By default, requesting a child subproject returns the sum of objects from both the parent subproject(s) and the child. Objects that are automatically merged from a parent subproject have a different subProject value and are given additional attributes in the JSON:

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}/subProject/${SUBPROJECT}:${STREAM}
-->
{
     "id": "-MjF6TYxJ-mkAzWnnsfa",
     "name": "Child Subproject",
     "stagedAssets": {
          "-MkaNgEfqAYhqyhQHNsz": {
               "name": "Local FPSO #1",
               "visible": true,
               "subProject": "-MjF6TYxJ-mkAzWnnsfa"
          },
          "-MjF4vtXQ574Bid3Zbs2": {
               "name": "XMT from parent backdrop",
               "visible": true,
               "subProject": "-MjF3wciX_dTQzLL4aOu",
               "project": "-MjF3L9vJdSXSOiYZiMQ",
               "isForeign": true,
               "getFromSubProject": "https://example.fieldtwin.com/API/v1.9/-MjF3L9vJdSXSOiYZiMQ/subProject/-MjF3wciX_dTQzLL4aOu",
               "getFrom": "https://example.fieldtwin.com/API/v1.9/-MjF3L9vJdSXSOiYZiMQ/subProject/-MjF3wciX_dTQzLL4aOu/stagedAsset/-MjF4vtXQ574Bid3Zbs2"
          }
     }
}

If you wish to request a child subproject without merging the items from the parent(s), set the merge-foreign request header to false. The parent objects are then returned in a separate list of foreignSubProjects.

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     -H "merge-foreign: false" \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}/subProject/${SUBPROJECT}:${STREAM}
-->
{
     "id": "-MjF6TYxJ-mkAzWnnsfa",
     "name": "Child Subproject",
     "stagedAssets": {
          "-MkaNgEfqAYhqyhQHNsz": {
               "name": "Local FPSO #1",
               "visible": true,
               "subProject": "-MjF6TYxJ-mkAzWnnsfa"
          }
     },
     "foreignSubProjects": [
          {
               "id": "-MjF3wciX_dTQzLL4aOu",
               "name": "Parent Project 1",
               "stagedAssets": {
                    "-MjF4vtXQ574Bid3Zbs2": {
                         "name": "XMT from parent backdrop",
                         "visible": true,
                         "subProject": "-MjF3wciX_dTQzLL4aOu",
                         "project": "-MjF3L9vJdSXSOiYZiMQ",
                         "isForeign": true
                    }
               }
          }
     ]
}

Requesting a parent subproject returns only the objects that live in the parent.



Use Smart Models

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Smart 3D models consist of special 3D assets that can be combined together as components to create a customized staged asset. The customizations are controlled by setting special metadata attributes.

To use smart models, ask FutureOn to deploy the required smart assets and associated metadata definitions into your Asset Library.

When a staged asset is created from a smart model in FieldTwin, its "docking slots" will be made available as metadata values with "type": "asset".

Wind turbine smart models (2024 onwards)

Configurable Wind smart models are included in FutureOn's standard asset library as of 2024. The workflow for creation of a turbine is:

  1. Create a WindTool Construction Base staged asset
  2. Set its metadata value for turbine to one of the allowed turbine assets
  3. Set its metadata value for foundation to one of the allowed foundation assets

Following step 1 the resulting data can be retrieved as follows:

export STAGEDASSET=<staged asset id>

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}/subProject/${SUBPROJECT}:${STREAM}/stagedAsset/${STAGEDASSET}
-->
{
     "id": "-NtWdCF0msKLrkbwhSgN",
     "name": "WindTool Construction Base #1",
     "visible": true,
     "virtual": false,
     ...
     "metaData": [
          {
               "metaDatumId": "-NtWDOfryzi8OEwdm7I9",
               "definitionId": "WindPOC:5MWWT[asset]",
               "name": "5MW WT",
               "type": "asset",
               "tags": [],
               "cost": 0,
               "metaDatumLinkId": "-NtWDrplqhtzDTrqM7Z4",
               "id": "-NtWDrplqhtzDTrqM7Z4",
               "subValue": []
          },
          {
               "metaDatumId": "-Nky37U2lazdWHzMXQAs",
               "definitionId": "WindPOC:5MWFoundations[asset]",
               "name": "5MW Foundations",
               "type": "asset",
               "tags": [],
               "cost": 0,
               "metaDatumLinkId": "-NtWP2c3UY_EwEOP-Ymq",
               "id": "-NtWP2c3UY_EwEOP-Ymq",
               "subValue": []
          }
     ],
     "sockets2d": []
}

After fetching the newly created Construction Base, two metadata objects are returned: one for the wind turbine (WT) and the other for the turbine foundation. Neither has a value attribute in the metaData object - the docking slots are empty. To set them we need to set the value to the ID of an allowable asset from the asset library (note: use the ID of an asset definition, not a staged asset in the project):

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     -H "content-type: application/json" \
     --request PATCH \
     --data '{
                "metaData": [{
                    "metaDatumId": "-NtWDOfryzi8OEwdm7I9",
                    "value": "-N4R5TPAOGih17IYVZm3"
                }, {
                    "metaDatumId": "-Nky37U2lazdWHzMXQAs",
                    "value": "-N4RytdCUlxy8oJSdDIv"
                }]
            }' \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}/subProject/${SUBPROJECT}:${STREAM}/stagedAsset/${STAGEDASSET}

The above call will set both a turbine body and a foundation in the base's docking slots.

To find the allowable asset IDs for a docking slot, first request the metadata definition using the metadata definition ID in metaDatumId:

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/metadatadefinitions/-Nky37U2lazdWHzMXQAs
-->
{
     "id": "-Nky37U2lazdWHzMXQAs",
     "name": "5MW Foundations",
     "definitionId": "WindPOC:5MWFoundations[asset]",
     "cost": 0,
     "order": 200000,
     "global": true,
     "public": false,
     "options": {
          "unit": {},
          "filter": {
               "assetTypes": ["vessel"],
               "assetSubTypes": ["WindTurbine"],
               "assetCategories": ["Wind"],
               "assetSubCategories": ["5MW Floater", "5MW Jacket", "5MW MonoPile"]
          },
          "docking": {}
     },
     "standard": true,
     "clonedFroms": ["-Nky37U2lazdWHzMXQAs"],
     "displayIfConditions": [],
     "type": "asset"
}

Then use the filters given in options.filter to find asset definitions in the asset library that match the filters:

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/assets
-->
{
     ...
     "-N4R5mVs3w46MbHGqByC": {
          "id": "-N4R5mVs3w46MbHGqByC",
          "name": "5MW Floater",
          "params": {...},
          "shared": true,
          "type": "vessel",                      // match on filter.assetTypes
          "subType": "WindTurbine",              // match on filter.assetSubTypes
          "category": "Wind",                    // match on filter.assetCategories
          "subCategory": "5MW Floater",          // match on filter.assetSubCategories
          "imageUrl": "...",
          "sockets2d": [...],
          "model3dUrl": "...",
          "dockingMales": [],
          "dockingFemale": {...},
          "filename2D": "5MW_Floater.png - Tue, 20 Feb 2024 12:03:19 GMT",
          "filename3D": "5MW_Floater180.glb - Tue, 20 Feb 2024 11:50:32 GMT",
          "filenameSockets": "5MW_Floater180.sockets - Tue, 20 Feb 2024 11:55:09 GMT",
          "hideInAssetLibrary": true
     },
     "-N4RytdCUlxy8oJSdDIv": {
          "id": "-N4RytdCUlxy8oJSdDIv",
          "name": "5MW Jacket",
          "params": {...},
          "shared": true,
          "type": "vessel",                      // match on filter.assetTypes
          "subType": "WindTurbine",              // match on filter.assetSubTypes
          "category": "Wind",                    // match on filter.assetCategories
          "subCategory": "5MW Jacket",           // match on filter.assetSubCategories
          "imageUrl": "...",
          "sockets2d": [],
          "model3dUrl": "...",
          "dockingMales": [],
          "dockingFemale": {...},
          "filename2D": "5MW_Jacket.png - Mon, 13 Jun 2022 12:10:47 GMT",
          "filename3D": "5MW_Jacket.glb - Mon, 13 Jun 2022 12:01:57 GMT",
          "filenameSockets": "5MW_Jacket.sockets - Mon, 13 Jun 2022 12:11:05 GMT",
          "hideInAssetLibrary": true
     },
     "-N4Rz5E2U88Qoq02TLF2": {
          "id": "-N4Rz5E2U88Qoq02TLF2",
          "name": "5MW MonoPile",
          "params": {...},
          "shared": true,
          "type": "vessel",                      // match on filter.assetTypes
          "subType": "WindTurbine",              // match on filter.assetSubTypes
          "category": "Wind",                    // match on filter.assetCategories
          "subCategory": "5MW MonoPile",         // match on filter.assetSubCategories
          "imageUrl": "...",
          "sockets2d": [],
          "model3dUrl": "...",
          "dockingMales": [],
          "dockingFemale": {...},
          "filename2D": "5MW_MonoPile.png - Mon, 13 Jun 2022 12:09:44 GMT",
          "filename3D": "5MW_MonoPile.glb - Wed, 22 Jun 2022 11:24:37 GMT",
          "filenameSockets": "5MW_MonoPile.sockets - Wed, 22 Jun 2022 11:28:23 GMT",
          "hideInAssetLibrary": true
     },
     ...
}

In this example the allowable values for the 5MW Foundations docking slot in the parent staged asset are:

  • -N4R5mVs3w46MbHGqByC to create a 5MW Floater foundation in the slot, or
  • -N4RytdCUlxy8oJSdDIv to create a 5MW Jacket foundation, or
  • -N4Rz5E2U88Qoq02TLF2 to create a 5MW MonoPile foundation, or
  • null to set the docking slot as empty

Connecting a connection to a docking slot

Most assets in FutureOn's asset library define one or more "sockets" that allow a connection to be connected to it. Assets that make up the swappable components of a smart model may also define sockets.

In the example of how to create a connection you can see that a connection is attached to a regular staged asset by settings these attributes:

{
  "to": "<id of a staged asset>",
  "toSocket": "<name of a socket in stagedAsset.sockets2d>"
}

However the item in a docking slot of a smart model is not a staged asset, it exists only as a metadata value. To connect a connection to an item in a docking slot we have to set the connection's to and toSocket differently.

In the previous smart model example, after creating the Construction Base and assigning a wind turbine body in its docking slot, the staged asset is the Construction Base and its data is as follows:

export STAGEDASSET=<staged asset id>

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}/subProject/${SUBPROJECT}:${STREAM}/stagedAsset/${STAGEDASSET}
-->
{
     "id": "-NtWdCF0msKLrkbwhSgN",
     "name": "WindTool Construction Base #1",
     "visible": true,
     "virtual": false,
     ...
     "metaData": [
          {
               "metaDatumId": "-NtWDOfryzi8OEwdm7I9",
               "definitionId": "WindPOC:5MWWT[asset]",
               "name": "5MW WT",
               "type": "asset",
               "tags": [],
               "cost": 0,
               "value": "-N4R5TPAOGih17IYVZm3",
               "metaDatumLinkId": "-NtWDrplqhtzDTrqM7Z4",
               "id": "-NtWDrplqhtzDTrqM7Z4",
               "subType": "WindTurbine",
               "category": "Wind",
               "subCategory": "5MW WT",
               "subValue": [
                    ... nested metadata for the wind turbine ...
               ]
          },
          {
               ... metadata that sets the foundation ...
          }
     ],
     "sockets2d": [
          {
               "x": 1.958685174628093,
               "y": 1.1513813644766508,
               "z": -3.017566015066542,
               "name": "-NuZOI2drjETshKe6zQw:001",
               "generated": true,
               "assetId": "-N4R5TPAOGih17IYVZm3",
               "radius": 0.25,
               "metaData": []
          },
          {
               "x": -1.974785545371426,
               "y": 1.1513827399763774,
               "z": -3.017567390566267,
               "name": "-NuZOI2drjETshKe6zQw:002",
               "generated": true,
               "assetId": "-N4R5TPAOGih17IYVZm3",
               "radius": 0.25,
               "metaData": []
          }
     ]
}

Since 5MW WT was assigned in the metaData the base staged asset has gained 2 entries in its sockets2d attribute, both marked as "generated": true. These 2 sockets are defined on the turbine body asset (indicated by "assetId": "-N4R5TPAOGih17IYVZm3") and they have now been inherited by the parent staged asset and given a generated name.

To connect an existing mooring line to the turbine body in the docking slot, update the mooring line, setting to as the base staged asset's ID and toSocket as one of the generated socket names.

export CONNECTION=<mooring line id>

curl -H "token: ${TOKEN}" \
     -H "content-type: application/json" \
     --request PATCH \
     --data '{
                 "to": "-NtWdCF0msKLrkbwhSgN",
                 "toSocket": "-NuZOI2drjETshKe6zQw:001"
             }' \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}/subProject/${SUBPROJECT}:${STREAM}/connection/${CONNECTION}

To connect the connection in the opposite direction, set from and fromSocket.



Provide a JWT instead of an API token

A JWT is passed to an integration in the loaded window message and optionally in the request parameters of an integration's URL.

Unlike an API token, a JWT is restricted to the current user's permissions for the open project, it does not allow account administration, and it expires after 1 hour (by default). Listen out for the tokenRefresh window message to receive a new JWT before the old one expires.

You should replace the Token header with an Authorization header; do not provide both.

export JWT=<jwt value>

curl -H "Authorization: Bearer ${JWT}" \
     https://${BACKEND_HOST}/API/v1.9/${PROJECT}/subProject/${SUBPROJECT}:${STREAM}
  • For integration user interfaces and settings pages you should use the provided JWT whenever possible
  • API tokens are suitable for back-end tasks when there is no user session or when administration permission is required



Upgrading from previous versions of FieldTwin

7.x to 8.0

In the 8.0 release we introduced a new backend architecture that allows projects to be branched and merged using git style workflows. In order to support multiple branches of one project we have introduced a new ID named streamId in the API and in window messages and the JWT.

To keep the window messages and API v1.9 compatible with this change, the subproject ID in 8.0 is now composed of 2 parts: subProjectId:streamId, however the API will continue to accept the older form of subProjectId as well.

Content of JWT in 7.1:

{
  "userEmail": "matt@futureon.com",
  "accountId": "-MIyPbG_cjUjO7E3ZgzZ",
  "projectId": "-M-HHqMifhz6qskW2goc",
  "subProjectId": "-NlT9gazCfieinkJYsOv",
}

Content of JWT in 8.0:

{
  "userEmail": "matt@futureon.com",
  "accountId": "-MIyPbG_cjUjO7E3ZgzZ",
  "projectId": "-M-HHqMifhz6qskW2goc",
  "subProjectId": "-NlT9gazCfieinkJYsOv:-NlT9gbQQVEiFVxlL2_U",
  "streamId": "-NlT9gbQQVEiFVxlL2_U",
}

Since the API accepts either subProjectId or subProjectId:streamId, existing code that calls the API using jwt.subProjectId or window message message.subProject should continue to work unchanged.

Compatibility issues

  • If you use the subproject ID as a key to find other records you will need to make this change to convert the ID to the legacy value:
subProjectId = subProjectId.split(':')[0]
  • In FieldTwin 8.1 and beyond, if it is appropriate to store your data at branch level, use the full subProjectId:streamId or incorporate the new streamId separately
  • API v1.8 and below has been removed
  • The JWT userRights now includes canViewDocuments and canEditDocuments and the API now enforces them
  • Invalid layers (e.g. unsupported files) in a subproject used to be ignored. To avoid ambiguous data, failure to load a layer now causes all API calls for that subproject to return an error.
  • To fix this: open the subproject in Design, view the Layers in the Project View tab, find the layers that have a red warning triangle and delete them