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View Model

  1. Adoddle supports online 3D viewing of model files.

  2. To view the model, click on the model record.



  3. The model opens in Asite Viewer in a new window. Viewer allows you to view model file content.



  4. Model Tree - Click on 'Show Model Tree' option available at the top left to view model tree. Model tree enables you to view all the worksets you have created while worksets show you the number of model file revisions uploaded.

  5. Model tree also includes all objects that will be used to construct this building. Clicking right on any building object, system shows objects options.



    1. Highlight - It highlights selected building object in visualization pane by yellow color.

    2. Make Transparent - It makes selected building object transparent in visualization pane.

    3. Isolate - It will hide all other objects i.e. isolate the selected building object.

    4. Focus - It will highlight and display the selected building object and all other objects will turn transparent.

    5. Get Items for Omni Class - To search all the building object classified with same omni class of selected object. Once you click on this option, it shows all building objects (depends on integration flow) matching the omni class of selected building object. You can select the building object, specify quantity and manufacturer to place a purchase order. Once you placed a purchase order you can access and track the same under 'Procurement' tab in Adoddle Web Application.

    6. Get Items for Assembly Code - To search for all building object classified with same assembly code of selected object. Once you click on this feature, it shows all building objects (depends on integration flow) matching the assembly code of selected building object. You can select the building object, specify quantity and manufacturer to place a purchase order. Once you placed a purchase order, you can access and track the same under 'Procurement' tab in Adoddle Web Application.

    7. Add to Purchase Order - To add this building object in purchase order and allows you check out to place a purchase order. Once you placed a purchase order, you can access and track the same under 'Procurement' tab in Adoddle Web Application.

    8. Add Object to List - To add selected building object in to the list. You can add multiple objects into the list and create an object list.

    9. View Object Details - To view object properties.

    10. Associate Files - To associate reference files to selected object. It shows all the files and folders available in same project. Click here for detailed help of associated files.

  6. Similar right click options are also available in the visualization pane:



  7. Various functional tools are available at top of the view pane. You are able to perform following functions.

    1. Reset View - Reset the default view of the model using 'Reset View' option.



    2. Navigation - Navigate the model by clicking on the appropriate option in the ribbon above model view. It includes different options to navigate:



      1. Orbit - Free orbit to navigate the model across the viewer area. Click and hold the mouse wheel to pan around the model. Scroll the mouse wheel forward or backward to zoom in or zoom out of the model respectively. Zooming in is supported to an extent wherein you can clearly view small model parts or objects - for example, a cupboard handle. Moreover, 360° rotation is supported along-with zooming in making sure you get an angular view of that particular model part or object.

      2. Walk Mode - To navigate the model as in walk mode. Long press and move the mouse pointer to the direction you wish to walk forward to. Scroll the mouse wheel forward or backward to zoom in or zoom out of the model respectively. Zooming in is supported to an extent wherein you can clearly view small model parts or objects - for example, a cupboard handle.
        While walk is activated, you can click and hold the mouse wheel to pan around the model. Use Shift+Left key to get up/down focus of camera.

    3. Visual Style - View an object with different visual styles by clicking on appropriate option in the ribbon above model view - Shaded with Edges, Shaded, Hidden Line.



      Reset - To reset the model view when using 'Measure' or 'Compare' features.

      Cutting Planes - Clicking cutting plane icon    you are able to cut model within X, Y and Z direction by creating cutting plane. Cutting plane options are same as the model cutting plane in Adoddle Navigator. You are also able to select cutting plane in reference to any direction and also can move the plane using slider.

      Explode - Clicking on explode icon    you are able to view the exploded view of whole model assembly. You  are able to explode the assembly using the explode slider.


      Compare - Compare option enables you to compare model revisions, irrespective of whether the model is single or federated. This function is supported for IFC files only and won't be available if BIM is not enabled in relevant project settings.
      Clicking on the 'Compare' option will open a popup with options as shown below:



      Workset - To select model workset
      Document Reference - To select model file's document reference.
      First File (Base) - To select base revision that is to be compared.
      Second File -To select the other (target) revision with which base revision is to be compared.

      Select compare details as required and click 'Run' to continue.



      Model comparison will start. You can track the percentage progress of the comparison as shown in above screenshot.

      Once comparison is completed, comparison details will appear as follows:



      The model object  tree in the left will have only the comparison model objects enabled i.e. all objects from the base and target model revisions will only be available to select. All other model revisions and its objects will be disabled, and will only be available after the comparison is closed. To close a comparison, use the 'Reset button at the top (under 'Visual Styles').

      While comparing model revision, creation of views / saving of markups is not supported. Any existing comparison needs to be closed to be able to start a new comparison. To close a comparison, use the 'Reset button at the top (under 'Visual Styles').

      While comparing two model revision, a 'Compare Models'    icon will appear at the top. Clicking on this icon will show or hide the popup containing comparison details.

      The 'Compare Files' popup will have options to switch between three options at top - base revision, compare revisions (Merged view of both revisions) and target revisions. The model view as well as the object tree will keep changing depending on what you select using each switch or toggle option, or when you select / unselect any model object from the 'Compare Models' view.

      When the first switch button standing for base revision is selected, you can use three toggle options - Modified, Removed, Unchanged. In case of 'Modified' and 'Removed' options, you can also view count of modified or removed objects as applicable.

      When the second switch button standing for compare revisions is selected, you can use all four toggle options - Added, Modified, Removed, Unchanged. In case of 'Added', 'Modified' and 'Removed' options, you can also view count of modified or removed objects as applicable.

      When the third switch button standing for target revision is selected, you can use three toggle options - Added, Modified, Unchanged. In case of 'Added' and 'Modified' options, you can also view count of modified or removed objects as applicable.

      You can also add objects to the object list while comparing models. From the 'Compare Files' popup, select the object you want to add using checkboxes, click the    icon and select 'Add Object to List'.

    4. Measure - You can measure distance between two points or an angle of a model, as well as set a calibration to define measurement unit and precision.
      You can continue navigating across the model while using the 'Measure' options; however, if you click on a navigation option - like 'Orbit' or 'Walk' - or use the 'Reset' option, that specific navigation mode will be enabled and you will need to click required measurement option again to make new measurements. Please note that any existing measurements made if any will not be affected while using navigation options,. Clicking 'Reset' option will stop display of existing measurements made if any.
      To undo any measurements created if required, click 'Ctrl+Z' key combination.




      1. Distance - To measure distance between two points of the model. By default, any distance is measured in 'mm' - it can be changed using other available options from the 'Calibration' option.

      2. Angle - To measure angle between three points based on X axis and Y axis. By default, any angle is measured in 'Degrees' - it can be changed using other available options from the 'Calibration' option.

      3. Calibration - To define unit as well as precision for 'Distance' and 'Angle' measurements. Please note this will only be applicable as long as the model view is open. As soon as the model view is closed, the calibration will be reset to default settings. Available calibration options are:

        • Distance Calibration - Distance can be set in MM, CM, Meter, Inch, Feet, Fractional Feet, Fractional Feet & Inch.

        • Angle Calibration - Angle can be set in Degrees, Degrees - Minutes - Seconds, Radians.

        • Precision - Precision can be set to 0.1, 0.01, 0.001, 0.0001, 0.00001.

    5. Markups - It allows you to create various markups in 3D visualization pane by clicking on appropriate option in the ribbon above model view. There are various options to create different markup. It allows you to create various markups like - cloud, arrow, line, circle, rectangle, freehand and create text.



      With every markup option, you are able to set configuration as applicable:



      Markup configuration includes color, line thickness, text size, arrow head. These configurations will work depending on selected markup option. For example, color and line thickness are generic options, text size and arrow head are specifically meant for 'Text' and 'Arrow' markups respectively.

    6. Save Markup - After creating any markup, save your markup by clicking on 'Save Markup'. Clicking on 'Save Markup', a 'Save As' prompt is displayed.




      Enter markup name and click 'Save' to continue.

    7. Windows - To select which windows you want to be displayed in the model view. You can select from the available options - 'Navigation Bar' and / or 'Model Tree'.





    8. Object tree - Clicking this option an object tree displays in 3D pane which shows the hierarchy of objects in assembly file.

  8. Viewer window also contains views manager which is accessible by clicking on    icon. It enables you to save the views captured with different mode and view type.



    'Views Manager' contains:

    1. Create New View - To capture the current view with required mode and view. The name of the user capturing the view is saved along-with the date and time.

    2. Views - To see captured views of the selected model. Click on the view to open it as a popup.

    3. Rename - To change the view name, click on the view name and change it as required.

    4. Set As Model Image - To set the view as a thumbnail image for this model.

    5. Download Image - To download the view as an image file.

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      Title

      Description

      Create Discussion

      To create new discussion by associating the selected model view

      Create Form

      To create new app by associating the selected model view

      Refresh

      To refresh the content within the popup.

      Maximize

      To maximize the popup.

      Dock Content

      To dock the content within the same page so that you don't need to click again to view the popup content.

      Undock Content

      To undock the docked content.

      Close

      To close the popup.

 

  1. The    icon available at top right side enables you to create an app on selected model. Click here for detailed help.

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