Browse through a federated model
BIMcollab ZOOM provides you with two different tree views which let you browse through the federated model’s IFC structure, find specific components and review those component’s properties.
The Model Tree allows you to browse through the hierarchy of each individual model. It provides feedback on what components are placed on which model, floor, or any other containing element. If container elements such as assemblies are used, you can visualize their hierarchy in this tree. Additionally there is also support for your groups, systems and zones in this tree.
The Type Tree provides you with a list of all IFC element types found in the federated model. All present components are bundled per entity rather than model. This means that all walls throughout the model are shown in a single list, sorted by type. This tree is useful for hiding or showing all elements of a certain type throughout your entire federated model.
Components selected in either tree will also be selected in the model. This allows operations to be executed on the tree, such as creating a section box around a building story or coloring entities of a certain type. By using the ‘My view’ feature, individual items or complete categories found in these trees can easily be isolated and viewed in BIMcollab ZOOM.
Some tips to browse your models quick and efficient:
- Use arrow keys up and down to browse entities, left and right to collapse or expand levels
- Press spacebar to show and hide the selected elements
- The ‘end’ (Windows) or ‘↘’ (MacOS) will perform a zoom-to action
- Use ctrl + B (Windows) or cmd + B (MacOS) to create a section box around your selection
- Use ‘+’, ‘-‘ and ‘=‘ to create and modify your 'My view'
- Hold down ‘alt’ during 'My view' operations to modify the view set without visualizing directly
Quick Start Guide BIMcollab ZOOM
Find a printable version as attachment This Quick Start Guide describes the work environment and functionalities of BIMcollab ZOOM. It will get you up and running in no time. If you have not yet installed it, download and install BIMcollab ZOOM here ...
Explore the example project in BIMcollab ZOOM
The BIMcollab example project consists of nine IFC models. Each model belongs to a different discipline and has been exported from a variety of BIM applications demonstrating the versatility of an openBIM workflow. The BIMcollab example project can ...
What added features does BIMcollab ZOOM offer on top of IFC model viewing?
ZOOM offers a lot more than IFC viewing, such as: Visual model validation of IFC models with the help of smart views Check your model against an IDM* with smart views, and create issues Create a federated model from multiple IFC files and save as ...
Why do I get a message that my model is too far away when I want to zoom to a model origin?
Having a far away IFC origin is not a problem in ZOOM. However, zooming to this far away origin axis could create inaccuracy issues. Besides that, there would be nothing to see except for the origin axis in a big empty space.
Sort and group your models in the model tree
In BIMcollab ZOOM, the model tree is sorted alphabetically. To sort and group models, prefixes can be used on the models in your file: Right-click a model in the model tree Choose ‘Add prefix’ to give models a prefix Models with the same prefix will ...