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View Models (iOS)

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To view models that exist in a project's Models tool using an iOS mobile device.

Things to Consider 

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




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  1. Navigate to the Models tool using an iOS mobile 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:

To 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.

To 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.

To Adjust Settings

  1. Tap Settings models-settings.png if you want to change the viewing settings for the model.
  2. Adjust settings by tapping a toggle ON   or OFF  as necessary. See Settings: Models (iOS) for more detail on each setting. 

To Adjust Views

  • If viewpoints are available, tap Views to open a specific section within the model.
    Note: 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.

To Show or Hide Objects

  • 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 also hide specific objects while viewing the model. Tap on an object and choose from the following:
    • Hide: Hide only the selected object.
    • Similar: Hide the object and all similar objects.

To Create Dynamic 2D Views

You can only create dynamic 2D views for models that have had grids exported from the Procore plugin in Revit®. Models with exported grids have a grid   icon on them when opening the Models tool on the Procore iOS app. See Getting Started Guide for Dynamic 2D Views in the Models Tool.
  1. If you are a user with 'Admin' level permissions, check to ensure the gridlines are showing up correctly:
  2. From the 2D Drawing, tap and hold on the location you want to view, and then release. 
  3. Tap a wall to select it.
  4. Tap the 2D View  icon. 
    This opens the Dynamic 2D View mode.
  5. Zoom in and pan around as necessary to see dynamic dimensions automatically appear.
  6. Use the arrows on the 'Pan View' menu to slice into the wall.

To Measure Distances

To Create Items

  1. Tap Create icon-models-create-mobile.png if you want to create an item on the model.
  2. Tap Coordination Issues or Observation. See Create Coordination Issues from a Model (iOS) or Create Observations from a Model (iOS).

To View Active Collaborators

When multiple users are viewing a model, you can choose to navigate to their current location in the model to simultaneously see what they are seeing. Any users who are currently viewing the model will be shown on the model in real time. Each user's name will appear above a blue dot  that marks their current location.

Note: There must be at least two people viewing the same model for this option to appear. In addition, the toggle for 'Show Collaborators' must be turned ON in the Settings menu. See Settings: Models (iOS).

  1. Tap the Active Collaborators  icon.
  2. The names of all users currently viewing the model are shown.
  3. Tap Navigate To next to a user to jump to their current view in the model.

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