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View a Model

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Objective

To view a model in the Procore web application.

Things to Consider

  • Required User Permissions:
    • 'Read Only' or higher permissions on the project's Models tool.
  • Additional Information:
    • It is recommended to use the Model tool's web viewer in the Google Chrome browser.

Prerequisites

Steps

Click to view steps for the following options for viewing a 3D model in the Models tool:

View a 3D Model

  1. Navigate to the project's Models tool.
  2. Click on the model you want to view to open the 3D model viewer.

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    The following navigation modes and options are available on the 3D model viewer:
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    • Home: Click to return to the Home viewpoint.
    • Default: Click to navigate the model from 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.
        From the dropdown menu, click Hide Object to hide an object from the view.
    • Fly: Click 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.
        From the dropdown menu, click Hide Object to hide an object from the view.
    • Orbit: Click 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.
        From the dropdown menu, click Hide Object to hide an object from the view.
    • Views: If at least one viewpoint is available, you can open them here.
      • Viewpoints are created in Navisworks® and can be imported into the viewer when creating or editing a model from the Procore plugin. See Publish a Model to Procore.
    • Measure: Click on two objects to automatically calculate the shortest distance between the two objects.
      • Measurement units default to feet and inches. Click on Settings to change measurement units.
    • Settings: Select the measurement unit you want to use from the drop-down menu.

Use Keyboard Interactions

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

  • Home ViewCTRL+0 on Windows or CMD+0 on Mac
    This returns the user to the home viewpoint.
  • Default Tool: V
    This selects the default tool.
  • Fly Tool: F
    This selects the Fly tool.
  • Orbit Tool: O
    This selects the Orbit tool.
  • Views: ALT+V on Windows or OPTION+V on Mac
    This opens the Views window.
  • Measure Tool: M
    This selects the Measurement tool.

Additional keyboard actions include:

  • Move camera forward: W
  • Move camera left: A
  • Move camera backward: S
  • Move camera right: D
  • Move camera up: E
  • Move camera down: Q
  • Return to last selected navigation tool, close any open windows, hide measurement info: Esc
  • Hide a selected object: H

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.

  1. 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.
  2. If you want to go to another person's view in the model, click their name on the drawing and click Go to Location.
    Note: You can also select another person's view from the Active Collaborators    menu. 

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Navigate a Model using the 2D Drawing View

  1. Click on the preview of the drawing in the top right corner of the model viewer to open the drawing view.

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    Note: The 'Default' option must be selected on the toolbar to access the model's drawing.

    The following options are available in the 2D model view:
    • Scroll with your mouse to zoom in and out of the drawing.
    • Click and drag with your mouse to pan across the drawing.
    • Click on a location in the drawing to place a position marker.
      The position marker will rotate in the same direction as the cursor.
       
  2. Click in the direction you want to view in the 3D model.
  3. Double-click on the drawing to navigate to the location of the position marker on the 3D model.