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3D View

Used to visualize project data in the context of a 3D model. There are controls for navigating the model and filters for viewing different portions of the model.

SettingDescription
Views Opens Spacial Views associated with the Digital Twin. Click to select a Spatial View from the pop up menu.
Viewport Opens the Viewport window which is used to view selected objects in a "2D" view.
Select Tool Used to select objects in the 3D view. When selected, objects are highlighted and their properties are displayed in the Properties list. The Select Tool's "mode" is controlled by the Selection Tool Settings.
Selection Tool Settings Used to set the Select Tool's operation mode. Clicking opens the Selection Tool toolbar.
Here, the Mode settings allow you to select individual elements or drag to select elements with a dynamic line or rectangle (first three tools). These work in conjunction with the other Mode tools that set the objective of the selection (replace, add or remove) from the existing selection set.
SettingDescription
Select single Lets you select individual elements graphically. To select additional elements:
  • (When mode is set to Replace) Hold the <Ctrl> key, then click on the elements.
  • (When mode is set to Add) Click on the elements.
  • (when mode is set to Replace or Add) Click in the view window, then drag to select elements with a dynamic range.
Select all crossing line Selects elements by defining a line that intersects them.
Select by range When set to inside selection, all elements inside the range are selected. When set to overlap selection, all elements inside or overlapping the range are selected.
Tip: Use a left-right direction for inside selection and a right-left direction for overlap selection.
Note: The line style for the dynamic range rectangle changes from a solid line (inside) to a dashed line (overlap). A tap of the <Shift> key while dragging/defining points will invert the current inside/overlap direction.

These next Mode tools work together with the previous Mode tools to set the objective of the selection.

SettingDescription
Replace current selection Clears the current selection set and starts a new selection set.
Add to selection Adds objects to the selection set.
Remove from selection Removes objects from the selection set.

Additional Select tools appear in the view when a selection is made. These act on the selection set:

SettingDescription
Clear Selection Deselects all objects in the selection set.
Hide Selected Turns off the display of objects in the selection set.
Isolate Selected Turns off the display of objects not in the selection set.
Emphasize Selected Dims the of objects not in the selection set, leaving the selection set highlighted.
Measure Tools Used to measure distances and locations in the digital twin. Clicking opens a menu with two measure tools:
  • Measure Distance - Interactively measures distances between objects selected in the digital twin, drawing numbered "trails" with distances in the view. Hover over or click on to investigate or select objects to measure. When the pointer is near an object, identifying information is displayed in a flyover. The pointer can "snap" to "keypoints" on the modeled objects (intersections, endpoints, midpoints) for precise location. Distances are displayed attached to the pointer as you hover over objects. When you click on an object, a reference point is established. Clicking on another object again establishes the second point, and so on for multiple object selections. The overall distance is always displayed at the last selected object. Ending the tool (right click) clears the view of the measured distances.
  • Measure Location - Interactively displays model coordinates on numbered "callouts" in the view. When the pointer is near an object, identifying information is displayed in a flyover. The pointer can "snap" to "keypoints" on the modeled objects (intersections, endpoints, midpoints) for precise location. When you click on objects, numbered callouts are placed. Hovering over them displays the model coordinates at each location. Ending the tool (right click) clears the view of the model coordinates.
Section Tools Used to create section views of the model via mouse movements. Clicking opens a menu with four section tools:
  • Section by Plane - Creates the cutting plane by hovering the pointer over an object until part of it is highlighted, and then clicking when the plane glyph attached to the pointer is correctly oriented.
  • Section by Range - Creates a range block by selecting two objects in the model to identify the apposite corners of the block (labeled 1 and 2 below).
  • Section by Element - Creates a range block around an object by selecting the object. The range block sides can then be dragged outward to create a 3D section view of the area around the selected object.
  • Section by Shape - Creates a cutting shape by selecting objects in the model to identify the sides of the rectangular shape (labeled 1, 2 and 3 below). The shape is extruded in both directions (normal to the section shape) forming a 3D section.
Show/Hide Issues Resolution Opens the Issues Resolution panel where issues with the model are resolved.
Rotate View Used to interactively rotate the view via mouse movements. Left click and hold while you move the mouse to rotate the view.
Pan View Used to interactively pan the view via mouse movements. Left click and hold while you move the mouse to pan the view.
Fit View Adjusts the view magnification so that the entire model is visible in the view.
Defines boundaries of a rectangular area of the model to be displayed within the view.
View Previous/Next View Previous undoes the last viewing operation (view control operation or view attribute change), and View Next redoes the last undone viewing operation.
3D Cube Used to rotate the view by clicking on cube faces or via click, hold and rotate with mouse movements. The cube's faces are labeled Top, Front, Right, etc. Clicking on them orients the view accordingly.
Walk Tool Used to interactively traverse the model via mouse movements. Left click and hold while you move the mouse. Movements are relative to the reference points you select by left clicking. Left and right mouse movements "walk" you to the left and right, while up and down mouse movements "walk" you forwards and backwards respectively.
Camera On/Off Used to turn perspective on or off in the view. In a view with perspective projection, elements at greater depths appear relatively smaller, enhancing realism. A view with perspective projection is also referred to as a camera view.
Data Visualization Used to create views that highlight certain classes of objects in the digital twin. Clicking on expands the Data Visualization settings.
Version Compare Used to compare versions of the model and views. Opens Version Comparison.
Reality Data Clicking or selecting a reality data object expands the Reality Data list, and is used to view object data.
Search Used to search the Digital Twin. Opens a search panel with additional options.
  1. Typing in the search field yields results. When a result is selected, a new set of viewing tools appears in the toolbar in the upper left corner of the Digital Twin view. The tools from left to right are Clear Selection, Clear Isolated, Hidden and Emphasized Elements, Hide Tools, Isolate Tools, Emphasize Selected, and Zoom Selected.
  2. Clicking the vertical ellipsis opens a menu which allows you to either Select All search results, Clear All selected search results, or to Zoom to selected elements.
  3. Clicking opens the Advanced Search dialog which provides more search options. These allow you to create search clauses based on element data properties. Click Apply to implement the search or Cancel to return to the main search panel.
Visibility Tree Used to show or hide elements within the view. Clicking the visibility tree icon expands its controls:
SettingDescription
Visibility tree mode Used to change the display of the visibility tree using one of these options:
  • Model Tree
  • Categories
  • Spatial Containment
Search Used to search the list of categories when the Categories mode is selected above.
Options Used to set the display of the categories in the list. Click the kebob button (three vertical dots) to expand these options:
  • Show all
  • Hide all
Show/Hide individual items Click the "eye" icon to toggle between show/hide modes for the selected model elements or categories.
Visualizer toolbar Located at the bottom of the view, is the Visualizer toolbar containing view tools, prompts, messages and settings. Several of these tools work together with Selection, Section and View tools.