Asset Overview

Assets are global entities whose information is stored in the development (DEV) section of a job. Clicking on Job Menu / DEV / Assets will load the Assets grid. This grid contains the list of all Assets created for the job.

Assets can be considered containers for all items and information that make up the individual asset. These items include:

  • Tasks - Tasks are children of the asset. Each asset will contain its own list of tasks that are assigned to a user and given a status.
  • Notes - Notes can be assigned directly to an asset.
  • Elements - Elements are generic entities that may be assocatied with an asset. The list of element types are sourced from the administrative section of NIM. This feature is explained more closely in the Elements section of the documentation.
  • Files - Files are any source or scene file used to created the asset. Files saved from a 3rd party connectors are automatically logged as files on the selected asset. This feature is explained more closely in the Files section of the documentation.

Asset Toolbar

The asset toolbar provides several tools for working with assets.


In addition to the standard grid filters, assets can be filtered using the search field in the toolbar. Enter a portion of or whole title to a asset and press Enter. The asset list will now be filtered by the given search parameters. To clear the search, delete the entry from the search field and press enter. The asset list will refesh with the full asset list.

Status can be assigned to assets by clicking on the nim_status_button button. This will load the Asset Status panel. More information about asset statuses can be found in the Asset Status section of the documentation.

To open the task assignment panel click on the nim_asset_toolbar_tasks button. More information about assigning can be found in the Task Assignment section of the documentation.

To create a new asset click on the nim_add_button_blue button. This will open the Add Asset panel. More information about assigning can be found in the Asset Creation section of the documentation.

Assets have 3 viewing modes:

  • List
  • Grid
  • Board

List View


Each row of the asset list contains three columns of information.

  • Asset Info
  • Asset Tasks
  • Asset Notes

The first column shows the asset icon, the asset name, and the description, as well as the Asset Toolbar. nim_asset_toolbar


The second column displays the list of tasks assigned to the asset with brief information about the specific task including task assignment, duration, status, and latest note.

If a task has associated notes, note replies, dailies, or renders, icons with the total number of these items will appear on the right side of the task. You can hover over these numbers to see what they represent.


The final column is the asset notes. This panel displays the most current note assigned to the asset.


Grid View

The asset grid view displays the assets in a paginated searchable grid.

  • Users can define any available asset field to be displayed as a column.
  • The columns can be re-arranged and re-sized to fit the users preference.
  • Using column filtering, custom reports can be generated and exported to excel using the nim_excel_button button.

By dragging any column name to the row above the column headers, users can group items in the grid by one or more columns.


When grouping by one or more columns, only items within your current page will be grouped. The current sorting, filtering, and pagination rules still determine the total set of items you’ll see at one time.

Task Grid View

From the asset grid view, a task-centric grid view is also accessible via the Tasks button in the top bar. In this view, each row represents a task rather than an asset. Clicking a task row opens the task details panel. More information on editing tasks can be found in the Task Edit section of the documentation.


Board View

The asset board view displays all assets in a storyboard view including information for the asset name, description, and status.


Multi-Asset Edit / Delete

Assets can be edited or deleted in groups from the Grid View or the Board View.

To edit or delete multiple assets simultaneously, click on the first asset to be edited. Then Shift-click a second asset to select all assets in between, or Ctrl-click / Command-click to add non-consecutive assets.

The Asset Details panel will appear from the right.

Click the nim_edit_button button in the Asset Details panel to edit the asset information.

  • Fields with matching values will be displayed as normal.
  • Fields with dissimilar values will be denoted as ---

Only modified values will be saved, and all modified values will be saved for all selected assets.