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Why isn't my model showing when viewing models in Procore?

Background

You have opened a model in the Models tool in Procore, but the screen is black and it appears that there is no model to view.

Answer

A blank or black screen can appear when attempting to view a model that is in world coordinates if a section box was not used to isolate irrelevant content outside of the model. In this case, the model viewer is showing an area of space that is too far away from the model to see. We recommend using section boxes so that when you publish a model, you are only publishing the model itself.

How do I know if my model is in world coordinates?
  • If you have appended a Civil 3D file, it is most likely in world coordinates and has model debris unrelated to the actual project.
  • Civil 3D files are often in world coordinates and can create model debris.

To check if your model is in world coordinates (or has been translated):

  1. Right-click on Files in the selection tree.
  2. Navigate to Units and Transform.

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How should I use section boxes for my model?

An easy way to create a section box is by using the 'Fit to Selection' function found in the Sectioning Tools tab of Navisworks®.

  1. Using either Select or Select Box, click the element or elements you want to section.
  2. Navigate to the Sectioning Tools tab.
  3. Change the Mode from 'Planes' to Box.
  4. Click Fit Selection
  5. Use the Scale and Move tools if needed to adjust the section box for publishing.
  6. Create a new viewpoint or update an existing viewpoint with these settings.

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