Navigating around a 3D Shared View

Navigating Around a 3D Shared View in Autodesk Viewer.

In this exercise you will navigate around a 3D view in the Autodesk Viewer. You will use mouse tools, the ViewCube and First Person to walk-through the model.

You need to have access to a shared view to work through these steps. If you have not created a shared view in the previous practice do that now. If you do not have access to Revit, ask someone who does to create a shared view for you. You can use any project and the project used here is also available through the course dataset.

  1. Open the Small Medical Center shared view through Revit or through a link that was shared with you.
  2. This opens the default web browser with the Autodesk Viewer and the shared view.

  1. First you want to try out typical mouse moves:
  • Scroll the mouse wheel to zoom in and out.
  • Press the right mouse button to pan from side to side.
  • Press the left mouse button to orbit around the model.
  1. In the upper right corner, click on the ViewCube to see the Top view.

  1. Click on other parts of the ViewCube to see those views as well, such as the Front view shown below.

  1. Beside the ViewCube, click the Home icon. This returns the view to its original position.
  2. In the bar at the bottom of the screen, click Fit. This fits the view to the size of the open window.

  1. Click Home and it returns to the original view.
  2. Orbit is the default tool. The mouse moves outlined above are available when this is active.
  3. Zoom in on the building using the scroll wheel of the mouse.
  4. Click Pan and use the left mouse button to pan around the view.
  5. Click Zoom and use the left mouse button to zoom in and out of the view.
  6. Click Home.
  7. Click First Person. This brings up the information about how to use these tools. Read through them and then click Ok, Got It when you are ready to proceed.

  1. Use the various First Person tools to navigate around and in the building. If you get stuck return to Home and try again.
  2. Finish your test of first person in the reception area.