3. Issue panel
The issue panel provides the functionality to view, create, import, and edit issues. It enables simultaneous viewing of issues alongside the model, and users can apply filters to find specific issues as needed.
Tips: Viewpoint customization
In BIM WebViewer, you have the flexibility to create up to six section planes and one section box, providing a comprehensive approach to model analysis.
Located in the bottom menu, this icon enables you to generate section planes with ease. Simply click on the icon and then select a plane within the model to define the direction of the section. The shortcut is to press "3" on your keyboard. On the same menu, this other icon creates a section box around all of the visible objects in the viewpoint. This box is equivalent to having six section planes turned on at the same time. When a section appears in the viewer, click on it to reveal the section handle. By selecting this handle, you can move the section back and forth, adjusting it to your desired position.
When a section plane is created and selected, the sectioning tool box appears on the top of the viewer, allowing you to apply more adjustments to this plane.
This icon flips the section plane. This icon removes the section plane. For instance, if you require only four section planes for your analysis, you can create a section box and easily remove the excess planes, ensuring you maintain your desired four sections. The shortcut is to press "Delete" key on your keyboard. This icon removes all the section planes if there are multiple of them created. This icon hides the section planes in the viewpoint. This feature comes useful when you've created your desired section and want an uninterrupted view inside the model.
When you select an element, a range of options becomes available. You can hide, isolate, and even apply custom colors to these elements. Additionally, you have the capability to create a section box around the selected elements, providing a focused, in-depth view for analysis.
Hiding elements: The shortcut is to press "space" bar on your keyboard. Isolate elements: The shortcut is to press "=" on your keyboard. Create section box around all the selected objects. Color the selected objects. The number of selected elements.
Instead of selecting elements one by one you can select a category of elements from the "Navigation panel> Objects" and apply the desired customizations. You can also keep the CTRL key and click on multiple objects, object categories or models to have them selected.
Restore the default viewpoint
There are a few buttons on the bottom menu that can help you eliminate the viewpoint customizations. You can unhide all the hidden elements by clicking the show all icon . Then if you have moved the view away from the model, you can always Zoom to fit with this icon . Lastly, you have the option to go back to the default view by clicking on the restore view icon which reverts back all types of adjustments. For instance, it unhides any hidden elements, applies Zoom to fit and removes any added colors or sections.
Tips: Navigating the model
By making use of the following mouse and keyboard shortcuts you will be able to easily navigate through your federated model.
Besides the orbit mode, there are two additional view modes available while using the BIM WebViewer:
It helps you to easily position yourself within your federated models, especially in large-scale models.
Use the "W" and "S" keys to zoom in and out from the model.
It gives users the experience of walking through the models, particularly useful for closer inspection of internal spaces.
Use the "↑" and "↓" keys to pan the camera forward or backward.
In both modes, it is possible to adjust the speed of movement using the keys "", "" and "" or by using the "Flight Speed" panel (automatically visible when using Flight Mode or Walk Mode).
There are two options that can be used in BIMcollab WebViewer to create measurements: (1) Laser Measurement and (2) Point to point measurement:
(1) Laser measurement
This tool lets users place a point within the model, triggering three laser lines to extend towards the X, Y, and Z axes. If the laser line hits an object from both sides, then a dimension appears on the line and the line becomes solid, otherwise the line would stay as a dashed line and no dimensions would appear.
For instance, in the example provided, a vertical section plane was used to view a room's interior. By positioning the laser point at the room's center, dimensions for the Z and X axes were revealed.
This laser pointer tool can also assist in measuring angles. Simply it should be placed on an angled surface, and it reads the degree of the slope.
(2) Point to point measurement
This tool lets you measure the distance between two points. By default, measurements are taken perpendicularly, but you can temporarily disable this condition by pressing the shift key.
For instance, click on the surface of two opposite walls to learn the length of a building or click on the surfaces of the stair tops to know the height of stair cases.