Navigating the BIM Editor

The BIM Editor allows you to set up the BIM origin. When the BIM origin matches the Reference Plan origin(s), the as-built digital twins are synced to the BIM in SiteView. This allows SiteView users to view digital twins and BIM side by side and transport and overlay 3D objects on panos.

Video:  To see this process in action, check out our videos on Setting the BIM Origin Point.

Navigate BIM Model

The BIM Editor offers basic navigation option such as pan, zoom, and orbit around a BIM model.

Pan

Pan allows you to move the entire BIM model around on the screen. To pan the BIM:

  1. On the bottom tool bar click Pan.
  2. Click and drag on the BIM viewer to move the BIM in any direction.
Tip: You can also hold SHIFT while clicking and dragging with the mouse to pan.

Zoom

Zoom allows you to view details on the BIM, making plane selection during origin point setup a breeze.  To zoom in on the BIM:

  1. On the bottom tool bar click Zoom.
  2. On the BIM viewer, click and drag your mouse up or to the right to zoom in, and click and drag to down or to the left to zoom out.
Tip: You can also use the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in and out.

Orbit

Orbit is the current default navigation mode in the BIM Editor and allows the user to rotate the BIM model around the A 1 point. To rotate the BIM:

  1. On the bottom tool bar click Orbit.
  2. Click and drag on the BIM viewer to rotate the BIM around the A 1 point.

BIM Tools

The BIM Editor offers basic tools to allow the user to measure objects, perform sectional analysis, or view the BIM in exploded view.

Sectional Analysis

This is the cutaway view tool. Can cutaway along the X, Y, or Z axis.

  1. On the bottom tool bar click Sectional Analysis > Add X Plane, Add Y Plane, or Add Z Plane to cut away the model on the X, Y, or Z axis.
  2. Click and drag the yellow arrow along the axis to view the cross section of the BIM.
  3. Click Sectional Analysis icon again to revert to normal view.