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View and Download 3D Models in the Documents Tool

Objective

To process, view, and download 3D model files within the project's Documents tool.

Background

Generally, most contractors of a company do not have the ability to view 3D models (such as Autodesk® Revit® files) because of not having access to the necessary application. With the model viewer in the Documents tool, all project users can quickly access and view 3D models directly in Procore.

Things to Consider

  • Required User Permissions:
  • Additional Information:
    • This feature does not require the Procore BIM product. Any project user with permissions to the 3D model files in the Documents tool can view and download them.
    • This feature is not available in the Company level Documents tool.
    • The Procore generated model will be the entire model. It will NOT respect any hidden items or section boxes.
    • Revit® models import the Default 3D view (designated as {3D} in the Project Browser in Revit®). If this view does not exist, it will be created automatically.
    • Navisworks® models import the latest save view as the default view.
    • The following file types are currently supported in the 3D model viewer in the Documents tool:
      Note: The latest modeling software versions are typically supported 6 months after their initial release. Support for additional file types will be added in the future.

      • Revit® (.rvt) 2017-2022
      • Navisworks® (.nwd, .nwc) 2017-2023

Prerequisites

Steps

  1. Navigate to the project's Documents tool.
  2. Locate the 3D model file that you want to view.
    Note: If the file has not been processed yet, click the file and select Process File. Files that have already been processed have a checkmark icon next to them, and files that are currently processing have a spinning icon. The processing time depends on the size of the model.
  3. Click the file to to open the model in the viewer.
    Note: This opens the model in a new tab. If this is your first time opening the file (or if you have cleared the cache on your browser or are using a different browser or computer), the model will need to download before you can view it.
  4. With the model open, you can use several tools to navigate and examine the model.
    Note: The model viewer within the Documents tool is based off the viewer in the Models tool, but currently does NOT have the following functions: Objects tool, 2D Drawing Views feature, Active Collaborator feature, and the Coordination Issues View side panel.

    model-viewer-documents-tool-no-objects.png

    See details for the following actions below:
    Note: See Use Keyboard Interactions to see all actions that are available using keyboard shortcuts.

Home

Click Home to quickly return to the Home viewpoint for the model. You can also use a keyboard shortcut: CTRL+0 (Windows) or CMD+0 (Mac).

Default

Click Default (or press V on your keyboard) to navigate the model using the default camera view.

  • Left-click + drag: Click the left mouse button and drag the cursor up or down across the screen to rotate the camera.
  • Scroll: Press the scroll button on your mouse and scroll up or down to move the camera forward or backward.
  • Middle-click + drag: Press the middle click button on your mouse to move the camera perpendicularly.
    Tip! You can also perform this action by pressing and holding the space bar on your keyboard and clicking the left mouse button at the same time.
  • Right-click: Click the right mouse button to select an object and access the following options from the drop-down menu:
    • Click Hide Object to hide the selected object from the view.
    • Click Hide Similar to hide objects with the same name.
    • Click Isolate to isolate the selected object in the view.
    • Click View Properties to view properties for the selected object.
    • Click Zoom to Selection to zoom to the bounding box of the selected object.

Fly

Click Fly (or press F on your keyboard) to navigate the model from the camera view at varying velocities.
Note: The velocity of the camera movement will increase or decrease depending on how far you move the cursor on your mouse.

  • Left-click + drag up or down: Click the left mouse button and drag the cursor up or down to move the camera into or away from the model.
  • Left-click + drag left or right: Click the left mouse button and drag the cursor left or right to rotate the camera clockwise or counterclockwise.
  • Scroll: Press the scroll button on your mouse and scroll to rotate the camera up or down.
  • Middle-click + drag: Press the middle click button on your mouse to move the camera perpendicularly.
    Tip!  You can also perform this action by pressing and holding the space bar on your keyboard and clicking the left mouse button at the same time.
  • Right-click: Click the right mouse button to select an object and access the following options from the drop-down menu:
    • Click Hide Object to hide the selected object from the view.
    • Click Hide Similar to hide objects with the same name.
    • Click Isolate to isolate the selected object in the view.
    • Click View Properties to view properties for the selected object.
    • Click Zoom to Selection to zoom to the bounding box of the selected object.

Orbit

Click Orbit (or press O on your keyboard) to rotate the camera from a fixed point.

  • Left-click on an object: Click on an object with the left mouse button and drag the cursor left or right to rotate the camera around the click point.
  • Left-click on an empty space: Click the left mouse button on an empty space to rotate the camera around the center of the model.
  • Middle-click + drag: Press the middle click button on your mouse to move the camera perpendicularly around an object.
    Tip! You can also perform this action by pressing and holding the space bar on your keyboard and clicking the left mouse button at the same time.
  • Right-click: Click the right mouse button to select an object and access the following options from the drop-down menu:
    • Click Hide Object to hide the selected object from the view.
    • Click Hide Similar to hide objects with the same name.
    • Click Isolate to isolate the selected object in the view.
    • Click View Properties to view properties for the selected object.
    • Click Zoom to Selection to zoom to the bounding box of the selected object.

Properties: View Object Properties

  1. Click Properties to view the object's properties. You can also right-click on the model and select Properties, or use a keyboard shortcut: ALT+P (Windows) or OPTION+P (Mac).
    This will open a separate Properties window that can be resized and moved as needed.
  2. If you want to locate specific properties, enter a search term into the search bar. A list of matching results will automatically appear after you begin typing.
    Note:
    • Partial searches are supported, and searches are not case-sensitive.
    • After your search is complete, clear the search to view all properties again.

Measure: Measure Distances Between Objects

  1. Click Measure (or press M on your keyboard) to launch the Measurement tool.
  2. Click on two objects to automatically calculate the shortest distance between them.
    Note: Measurement units default to feet and inches. Click Settings if you want to change measurement units.

Settings: Change Measurement Units

  • Click Settings to open the Settings window.
    • Select the measurement unit that you want to use from the drop-down menu. The following options are currently available:
      • Ft' In"
      • Meters
      • Millimeters

Keyboard Interactions

To select the following actions from the navigation toolbar on a model, press the corresponding key(s) on your keyboard.

Tool or Action Keyboard Key or Command
Return to Home Viewpoint CTRL+0 (Windows)
CMD+0 (Mac)
Select Default tool V
Select Fly tool F
Select Orbit tool O
Open Views window ALT+V (Windows)
OPTION+V (Mac)
Open Objects window ALT+O (Windows)
OPTION+O (Mac)

Open Properties window

ALT+P (Windows)
OPTION+P (Mac)

Select Measure tool M
Look left Left arrow 
Look right Right arrow
Look up Up arrow
Look down Down arrow
Move forward W
Move left A
Move backward S
Move right D
Move up vertically E
Move down vertically Q
Hide selected object H
Return to last selected navigation tool

Close any open windows

Hide measurement info

 

Esc