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How to Combine Models in Web Publishing

In this tutorial you will learn how to combine models in web publishing. If you don’t have an account set up, you will need to sign up to Tridify BIM Publishing Service and start a FREE 14 DAY TRIAL.

1. Log in and process the files

Log in to Tridify BIM Publishing Service and go to your project.

Upload an IFC file, wait for it to get validated and click Start conversion.

Repeat this with other files. Please note that all IFCs that will be combined have to be in the same project.

Wait until the processes are complete.

2. Publish to web

Once the processes are complete the checkboxes on the left become available. Select the files you would like to publish together to create a multi-model view.

Once you have selected all the files you want to see displayed together, click Create Viewer from selections.

Select whether you want to publish the entire model or just parts of it.

  • Full model: Show full model (all floors will be included)
  • Partial model: Show only selected floors

Select the tools you want to have in your viewer.

  • Share button: Add option to share the Viewer link via email or social media
  • VR headset mode: Add option for viewing the model with virtual reality headset
  • Measure Tool: Add option to measure from point to point
  • Cutting Planes Tool: Add option to display one or multiple cross-sections of the model using cutting planes
  • Combination Visibility Tool: Add option to show/hide IFC files that are included in the Viewer. You can also opt to display the BIM in a semi-transparent mode. This tool is only available if multiple files are selected.
  • Show BIM Data: Option to select the BIM data that will be presented in the Viewer

Click Publish. Your models are now on the web.

3. Open or copy URL

On the Published link page you’ll find the shareable link. Click Open to view your BIM models in a web viewer. Or copy the link to share your BIMs on social media, to clients, in a chat or embed it on your site.

Manage published links

Go to your project and select Published links tab to find all your published links in the project.

By clicking Show link you get back to the files’ Published link page with the shareable URL.

If you choose to unpublish your BIMs, click on the More Options menu (three dots) and select Unpublish. Your web viewer link is now deleted.

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