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View Models (iOS)

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To view models on an iOS mobile device.

Things to Consider 

  • Required User Permissions:
    • 'Read Only' or 'Admin' permissions to the Models tool.
  • Additional Information:



  1. Navigate to the Models tool from an iOS device.
  2. Tap the model you want to view.
    Note: If the model is not currently downloaded to your device, tap 'Download'.
  3. View the model. The following functions are available:
  • Tap Settings models-settings.png if you want to change the viewing settings for the model.
    • Movement Controls:
      • 2D Drawing: A thumbnail of the associated 2D drawing is displayed in the corner of the model with a marker to show the location and direction you are viewing from.
        • Tap the toggle ON or OFF to show or hide the drawing thumbnail.
      • Joysticks: There are three joystick controls that you can interact with as you navigate around the model.
        • Tap the toggle ON or OFF to show or hide the controls.
        • If you turn off the joysticks, you will move around the model by dragging up and down, side to side, or in and out.
      • Look Up/Down: Tap Normal or Inverted depending on your viewing preference. 
    • Measurement:
      • Units: Tap to select the unit of measurement that you want to be displayed when measuring distances on a model. See Measure Distances on a Model (iOS).
        • ft' in": Feet and inches.
        • m: Meters.
        • mm: Millimeters.
  • If viewpoints are available, tap Views if you want to open a specific section within the model.
    • Viewpoints created in Navisworks® can be imported into the mobile viewer when creating or editing a model from the Procore plugin. See Publish a Model to Procore.
  • Tap Objects models-objects.png if you want to show or hide objects.
    • Under Model Files, tap the toggle ON or OFF to show or hide objects. 
  • You can hide objects while viewing the model. Tap on an object and choose from the following:
    • Hide: Hide only the selected object.
    • Hide Similar: Hide the object and all similar objects.
Navigate Around the Model
  • Hand Gestures: Use basic hand gestures on your device's screen to navigate around the model.
    • Pinch or spread to zoom in or out.
    • Drag in any direction to move around the model.
    • Drag two fingers left or right to move horizontally.
    • Drag two fingers up or down to move vertically.
    • Press or hold an area of the 2D drawing to move to that location. 
      Note: Tap once to expand the 2D drawing.
  • Joysticks: Interact with the three joystick controls for more precise control of your viewing perspective. 
    Note: Tap Settings to turn the joysticks on or off using the toggle switch.
    • Walk: Drag and hold the joystick to the left or right to adjust your view horizontally. Drag up or down to move vertically.

    • Up/Down: Drag the joystick up or down to more vertically.

    • Look: Drag the joystick in any direction to navigate around the model.


      Note: Tap the  ipad-person.png icon if you want to look around you as you move the iPad.
Return to a View
  • Tap Home models-home.png to return to the Home Viewpoint.
  • Tap Undo models-undo.png to return to the previous state.
    Note: This will remember all previous settings, including hide/show and camera location.

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