Work with 3D models

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Work with 3D models

Use the 3D tools in the toolbar to work with 3D models.

The toolbar in the 3D App is in two parts.

Button

Description

Directions

Open the menu.

Menu includes 3D App settings and projects browser.

For more information, see Change the settings in the 3D App

Invite users to view the file.

  1. Click .

  2. Add an email or select a user from the company.

  3. Select the user role.

  4. Click Invite.

Return to Trimble Connect for Browser.

  • Click .

    You are directed to the Data page in Trimble Connect for Browser.

Orbit the model.

  1. Pick a point in the model, and hold down the left mouse button.

  2. Move your mouse to orbit the model around the point you picked.

Pan the model.

  1. Pick a point in the model, and hold down the left mouse button.

  2. Move the mouse to move the model.

Walk inside the model.

  1. Hold down the left mouse button.

  2. Move your mouse to the walking direction.

Look around the model.

  1. Pick a point in the model, and hold down the left mouse button.

  2. Move the mouse to rotate the model.

Single-select mode.

The single-select mode is on by default.

  • Click an object to select it.

Area-select mode.

  1. Click .

  2. Pick a point in the model, and hold down the left mouse button.

  3. Drag across the area to select all the objects inside it.

Multi-select mode.

Either the single-select or area-select mode has to be active for activating multi-select mode.

  1. Click .

  2. With single-select: click the objects you want to select.

  3. With area-select: drag across the areas with objects you want to select.

Assembly-select mode.

Either the single-select or area-select mode has to be active for activating assembly-select mode.

  1. Click .

  2. Click an object to select its parent assembly.

Measure distances.

  1. Click .

  2. Click the start point.

  3. Click the end point.

    The measurement is shown automatically.

Add a clip pane.

For more information, see Add clip planes

Add a ToDo.

Use ToDos to assign, track and resolve issues with a model. ToDos can be assigned to a user or a group with a due date on when the ToDo needs to be resolved.

For more information, see Create and track tasks with ToDos.

  1. Click .

  2. Add the needed information, like Description, Type, and Priority.

  3. Click Save.

Add a view.

For more information, see Create views

Mark up an element and add text to the model.

For more information, see Add markups

Opens the model views.

List of the views:

  • Default view

  • Top view

  • Front view

  • Left view

  • Back view

  • Right view

  • Bottom view

Select model views to see the model from different perspectives.

Show all objects.

  • Click .

    All the hidden objects are displayed in the model.

Control instructions.

Control instructions are on by default.

  • Click .

    The instructions are switched off.

Show or hide attachments in the model.

  • Click .

    Attachments are shown on the objects or areas they are related to. Click the attachment to see the attachment details.

Show or hide model grids.

  • Click to hide or show model grids.

Perspective and orthogonal view.

Perspective view is the default view.

  • Click to switch between perspective and orthogonal view.

Reset all the selections, markups, clip panes and measurements.

  • Click .

    The model is reset to default view without selections and markups.