3D

In this mode you will see two toolbars:

  • The top toolbar is used for switching between main 3D features.

Map

Rooms

Viewpoints

Ruler

Create new issue

Section cut

Objects

Phases

Camera share

Record video

  • The bottom toolbar allows to switch on/off walk mode and viewing options, also choose the camera position.

Walk mode off/on

Switch Section cut off / Restore previous section cut

Make all objects visible and opaque / Restore previous visibility and transparency options

Show objects disregarding the phases / Restore previous phase

You can click on issue visibility button to switch off issue pin visibility in 3D scene.

Click on Home button to jump to the Home viewpoint.

Fit the full project to the screen

Go to the center of the project but the direction of the camera will remain the same

Map

To view map in your project, select the “Map” icon on the toolbar. In the Map panel, you can select which level map to display.

You can double-click any point in the map to automatically teleport to that point in the selected level of your project. In this case the camera direction will remain unchanged.

Since in Revit levels are defined by the floor position, and the map shows the scene cut on that level, it would be inconvenient to see that on the map because walls, furniture, etc. wouldn’t be seen. That’s why by default an offset equal to the “Camera height” selected in the “Preferences” tab plus the floor level elevation when displaying on a map and teleporting.

You can turn that off if you need to teleport to a special level like the level of pipes between the floors.

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Rooms

If the project was exported from Revit, it can contain rooms. To view them, you should click on . The list of rooms is shown on the right panel. You can click on each room to teleport there. If you click on the “i” icon, room parameters will be shown as well. The rooms could be searched by Name, Number or Levels.

Also you will see room names on the map.

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint is a way to save current view with a title and then have the ability to return to it later. Viewpoint will also remember section cut setting and category visibility setting. This can be useful for navigation and presentation purposes.

Working with Viewpoints

Viewpoints can be opened with the “Viewpoints” toolbar button. Viewpoints panel consists of the list of project’s viewpoints and controls.

Creating Viewpoints

To create a new viewpoint, just click on the button on top of the list. You can change its default name at the time of creation or at a later point in the project.

Jumping to Viewpoints

To jump to the view, just click on the desired viewpoint in the list. The item in the list is highlighted in blue if current view matches the viewpoint.   Home Viewpoint

Each Revizto project contains a home viewpoint after export from CAD. It is the viewpoint which is shown after the project is opened or when the home toolbar button is clicked. You can change home viewpoint by selecting another viewpoint and clicking on the button on the viewpoints panel. The home viewpoint will be updated for the whole team after synchronization and new users will be brought to the new “Home” location when opening the project.

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Ruler

In Revizto you can use the ruler that can help you measure distances between surfaces, points or objects. To start using the ruler, select the Ruler icon on the toolbar. The ruler will be placed in the middle of the screen.

In the Ruler toolbar, select the Snapping icon (Surface, Vertex or MIN options) and the desired color of the ruler. Now, you will need to move the ruler to the desired location. The length measurement appears next to your ruler, as well as in the coordinate window.

Snap to Surface

While you’re moving the end of the ruler, it measures the distance by snapping from the surface to the first intersection. In this example from the floor to the ceiling.

Snap to Vertex

With this option, the ruler measures a distance between two points. You can click and drag each end of the ruler to desired location. When you move one end of the ruler, it will snap to the nearest vertex. The Ruler points will turn green when it locks to a family.

Min distance

If you need to find min distance between two objects you can double click on the first object and after double click on the second one.

When you navigate to another location in your project, you can create another ruler by clicking the “New” button. The new ruler will be placed in the middle of the screen. To change units for your ruler, click the units menu and select the appropriate units (Feet, Meters, and Millimeters).

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Create New Issue

Click to create a new issue in 3D scene. More details about how to create an issue you will find in Issue Tracker section.

Section Cut

In Revizto you can cut a scene in any direction with a single plane using the section cut tool. You can find this tool in the menu on top. When you open the section cut tool, you will see the helper element on the scene.

Section Cut by Plane

This helper should be used to cut the scene by “Plane”. It consists of two parts. The bottom cone may be thought of as “suction cap”. You can start dragging it, and the nearest cursor intersection with a surface will be detected. When you drop it, the plane will cut the scene along that surface. This is how the scene looks after dropping the helper. The roof has been cut off.

Instead of dragging the suction cap, you can also double-click on any surface while in the section cut mode. This will lead to creation of the new cut along that surface.

The upper part of the section cut helper can be used to adjust the plane position. You can drag it in two directions where the cones point (perpendicularly to the cutting plane).

Section Cut by Box

You can also use section cut by box. In this case you will see a green box. Click and pull on each side of the box to select what you need.

Use button to scale the box or to move the box. Also you can rotate the box .

Section Box for selected objects

Revizto allows to create a section box around the selected object or objects. Hold CTRL key and click on necessary objects. Selected objects will be highlighted in blue. If you selected something by mistake you just need to click again to this object (with CTRL).

When you are finished with selection, click “Section cut” button on top toolbar. The first option will be the section by plane.

Switch to Box option and you will see the section box around objects. If needed, you can modify the box.

Saving Section Cut

To save recently created section cut, just click on the “Create viewpoint” button on the toolbar.

Creating an issue for Section Cut

Use button to create an issue for this section cut view. More details about how to create an issue you will find in the Issue Tracker section. Any issue created from a section box will come into Revit as an axonometric view that you can choose to save as a new view in Revit. Issues created from section boxes will also be reflected as section boxes in Navisworks or AutoCAD based programs.

Clearing Section Cut

There are several ways to clear a section cut.

  • use the “Clear” button in the section cut toolbar;
  • reset section cut with the section cut button on the bottom toolbar;
  • reset section cut with the “New” section cut toolbar button;
  • jump to a viewpoint with different section cut settings;
  • selecting the home button will take you back to the default model and clear all selection cuts as long as your home button was not a saved section cut view.

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Objects

Viewing Object’s Information

In Revizto you can double-click any object in the scene to view information about the object. The selected object will be highlighted in blue.

A click on opens the selection tree with the highlighted selected object.

Working with Objects Tree

All objects in the project are subdivided by Revit categories. To open objects’ menu click on . Here is the Objects panel that contains a list of object categories used in the project.

Object’s toolbar contains:

filter of objects by discipline

ability to reject all color code

ability to show all hided objects

ability to hide all objects

undo all semi-transparency

make all objects semi-transparent

Here you also can:

  • color code any object category by clicking on and choose needed color after that. All objects from this category will be colored.
    Note: Color coding works only for the category and not for an individual object. Color coding also works in Sketch mode.
  • hide any object or category by clicking on opposite this line. To make it visible again just click on opposite this line.
  • make any category semi-transparent by clicking on opposite this line.
    For example, you may wish to make the wall semi-transparent to be able to view communications behind the wall. In addition, you can double-click objects behind that semi-transparent wall to get information about properties of each object.
  • open the list of all objects in the category by clicking the arrow .
    Clicking on the object from the list will move the camera to that object in the scene, making the entire scene semi-transparent. The object will be highlighted in blue.

    Note: To cancel the selection, just click anywhere on the scene.

  • view information about an object, select “i” icon next to that object. This will open the object’s detailed information panel that contains object’s metadata (same as when you double-click on the object).

  • filter objects by discipline which can be grouped by categories, levels or links. If you don’t choose any discipline you will see all objects.

***Note:*** if an object belongs to several disciplines in this case this object won’t be hidden if you switch off only one of them.
  • in the object list you can use Search field to search objects by name. The search works across all categories or within a specific category of objects. Just type a name (or part of the name) of the object in the search field. If you are currently viewing the contents of the category, the search will work only inside that category.

Visibility of linked models

Revizto has the visibility control for linked models. Each model can be hide, make semi-transparent or color code, depends on what you need.

Note: you can’t do anything with objects from a hidden linked model. But in case the linked model has been color coded or made semi-transparent, you can change visibility of objects grouped by category or levels.

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Phases

Revizto supports phases from Revit with the same functionality as in Revit.

Camera Share

Sharing a camera is an effective tool to make a real-time presentation of a project to the team members and customers while offsite. You can share your camera with other Revizto participants when navigating in your project, as well as control remotely a camera of another device. All attendees invited to the presentation will see exactly what is seen on your screen with virtually zero delay because only the camera’s coordinates are being transported.

To share your camera, click on . This will open the Camera Share panel. The participants with whom you are sharing the camera are displayed in this panel.

Click the “+” next to the participant you wish to invite to your camera sharing session. The participant will receive an invitation. To accept an invitation and join the camera share session the participant will click OK.

Note: During the sharing session you can:

  • use section cut tool and other users will see it;
  • use viewpoints for fast relocation with section cut presets (if you have it);
  • double click on object to view its information and all other will also see it; .
  • create an issue during the session and the team will see it after the session.

A participant will be able to request control of the session by clicking the Request Control icon. To exit the shared session, the participant can click “x” icon. This will stop sharing.

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Video

To create a video clip from the scene in your project, click . The video recording toolbar will appear on your screen. You may wish to click on the Microphone icon to enable sound recording.

Click the red circular icon on the toolbar to start recording your video clip. To stop recording, click on the red square icon on the recording toolbar. When you complete recording your clip, its icon will be placed on the toolbar.

To play the recorded clip, click its icon on the toolbar, and then click the Play icon in the center of the clip.

You can export your clip to the file (with file extension MOV or AVI). To export the clip, select Export icon on the toolbar while in the playback mode. Then save the video in HD or a more portable quality.

Note: You need to synchronize the project with the Cloud if you want to make a video track available for the team.

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