Viewer functionality

Mouse

Changing direction
Hold down the left mouse button and drag the mouse.

Moving the camera
The easiest way to move is to scroll, and you fly to the mouse courser
Some users prefer WASD+QE to fly.

Rotate around object
Hold right-click mouse button to rotate around an object (360 view). Remember that the area where you point the cursor will be the center of the rotation.

Up, down, right and left
Hold scroll mouse button to move up, down, right and left

Selection
To select an object left click.

Keyboard

Use the buttons on your keyboard to navigate in the 3D.

W = Move forward

S = Move backwards

A = Move Left

D = Move Right

E = Fly up

Q = Fly down

Shift = Speed up

Arrow down = Look Up

Arrow up = Look Down

Left arrow = Look left

Right Arrow = Look right

Phones and tablets

Changing direction
Hold one finger on the screen and drag the finger.

Moving the camera
Pinch in or out to move in the direction you wish to fly. The camera will fly towards where you are pinching on the screen.

Rotate around object
Hold three fingers on the screen to rotate around an object (360 view)

Selection
Tap an object to select it.

Movement modifiers

The buttons are in the bottom center

Speed control

The speed button has three modes “normal,” “fast,” and “slow.” Each mode alters the movement/ camera speed.

Step back

Step back button steps the user back to the previous camera view.

Step forward

Step forward button steps the user forward to the previous camera view.

Home

The home button takes the user back to the initial camera view.

Fullscreen

The fullscreen button makes the 3D fullscreen

Selection modifiers

The buttons are at the bottom left

Clear

Clears/unselects the current selected object(s).

Hide / unhide

Hides/disables the current selected objects(s).

When “Hide” is clicked, the button turns to “unhide.” Enabling you to unhide/enable the hidden objects.

Single / multi-select

When the button displays as “single”, Single selection mode is enabled, enabling you to select one object.

When “multi” is enabled, the user can select multiple items.

All objects / selection only

The “all object” button indicates if all objects should be shown or only selected items.

Color picker

Chose the default color for selected items

Functions

The button is at the bottom right

Open functions

Click the functions button to open up all features

Model Tree

Select model tree to see the hierarchy of the 3D model from the input data. Users can either dig down or select an object and see where the item lays in the hierarchy.

Properties

The property button displays all metadata/attributes of every element.

It can be used to view all of same type. See in the GIF below how all windows are selected.

Measurement

Measure allows for detailed measuring show distances, differences, elevations and more.

When the data is parametric, it is also possible to get additional information such as slope, width, height, area and more.

Clipping Box

Use clipping to see section planes

Clipping plane

Create different section views of your 3D model! Select any surface, and clip into the model with the “Position” sliding bar

Bookmarks

Bookmarks allows the user to jump  to  predefined areas in the model. These predefined areas may also contain measurement, clippings, groups and more.

It will also change the properties view, by showing the items that are selected in the current bookmark. See GIF below

2D

Create a 2D view of your 3D model! All items in the 2D are also selectable and can be filtered in the property view. You can also clip into the 2D with the sliding bar

Selection basket

When using the selection basket you can choose which items you want to display without selection color. When pressing “Add”, the item will be selected and displayed with the original color

Property Tree

Use the property tree to list all the properties in the 3D.

Position

Find your position in the 3D according to your position in the real world

Windows

  • Enter “Graphic Settings” on your computer
  • Enable “Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling”
  • Under the “Choose an app to set preference” (in the second red circle), select the browsers and applications that you are using with Novorender, and set them to “High Performance”
BIM Track – BCF

Streamline the BIM communication, collaboration, and coordination processes with BIM Track in Novorender. Collect all comments and issues from BIM Track, and view them directly in Novorender for the whole team to get access. For every issue, all comments and resolutions are automatically retrieved from BIM Track. You can also create/resolve/close issues and comments back to the BIM Track platform. This creates a powerful visualization tool, where you can combine all your issues and comments together with the contextualizes 3D data. The two-way sync makes it possible to perform a thorough evaluation of decisions when needed. Get an overview at any time, from anywhere, even from your phone. Stop exchanging files with outdated lists and work seamlessly together from a single source of truth.

BIM Collab – BCF
For every issue, all comments and resolutions are automatically retrieved from BIMCollab. You can also create/resolve/close issues and comments back to the BIMCollab platform. This creates a powerful visualization tool, where you can combine all your issues and comments together with the contextualizes 3D data. The two-way sync makes it possible to perform a thorough evaluation of decisions when needed.