M. To view a 3D rendering of your model
To display the model with full 3D sections and lighting, use the following procedure.
Depending on the material used (steel, concrete, etc.), an appropriate texture will be applied to the structure. A property or material must be assigned to the entities of the model before this feature can be used. This is for visual and presentation purposes only.
View ribbon tab, select the
3D Rendering tool in the
A new view window opens with the model displayed as a 3D rendering.
Navigate the rendering view as follows:
To… Do this… rotate the structure left-click in the view and drag the mouse in any direction pan the structure click-and-drag the middle mouse button (typically the scroll wheel) zoom in/out scroll the mouse wheel up or down
- (Optional) To generate a picture for inclusion in reports:
- Click the [X] in the top, right-hand corner of the window to close the view.