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How to navigate in the Tridify BIM Viewer

This tutorial shows you how to navigate in the Tridify BIM Viewer. You can choose to view your model in orbit or in first-person mode.

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For instructions navigating the Viewer, click the More options button (three dots) in the lower left corner of the Viewer.




In the menu that opens, select Help.




Instructions for navigating the Tridify BIM Viewer on a computer:



Instructions for navigating the Tridify BIM Viewer on a mobile device:



To enter first person view, click the First person mode button. Note that for the first person navigation tool to work, the model must have components defined as IfcSlab.




You can choose which floor you go to:

  • On desktop, move the cursor over the building to see the floor numbers. Click on the floor to move to the desired floor.
  • On mobile, slide your finger over the building to see the floor numbers. Lift your finger off the screen to select a floor.



You can move on the floor by clicking in the direction you want to go. The blue circle shows where you are moving to.




In first person view mode, you will see the name of the space in the upper right corner. Location information is only displayed if the required information (IfcSpaces) can be found in the file.




To return to the starting point of the Viewer, click the Back arrow button. This also closes the first person view mode if it is on.




To enter or exit full screen mode, click the Full screen button in the lower right corner of the Viewer (not available on all mobiles).




Tips for desktop: 

  • While in orbit view, you can move forward and backward by scrolling the wheel on the mouse. You can use the arrow keys to rotate around the model; press any of the four arrow keys to rotate. 
  • While in first person view, you can also control movement with the keyboard. You can use the arrow keys and the WASD keys - W is forward, A is left, S is backward, and D is right. In addition, Q is down and E is up. You can use these keys in combination with the Shift key to move faster.