How do I view, manage, or share a 3D Viewer model?
3D Viewer model files can be exported from within the Chief Architect software, and then viewed, managed, and shared by utilizing the tools available in your Chief Architect Account. Additionally, 3D Viewer models can be viewed using the free 3D Viewer app, which is available on supported Android and iOS devices.
To export a 3D Viewer model file to the Chief Architect Cloud
Open the plan you would like to export a 3D Viewer model file from, navigate to 3D> Create Perspective View> Full Camera , then click and drag to create a camera view.
Other camera tools, such as the Perspective Full Overview tool, can also be used for this process.
With the camera view open, select File> Export> Export Chief Architect 3D Viewer File .
Note: When exporting a 3D Viewer model file from Chief Architect software, the model will not include data from externally referenced plan files.
If you're not already logged in, the Chief Architect Account Login dialog will display. Login to the online account that is associated with your Chief Architect license.
The 3D ViewerExport Options dialog will display. Select either Create New Model to create a new 3D Viewer model file, or Replace Existing Model to overwrite an existing 3D Viewer model file that was uploaded previously.
In the Export 3D Viewer File dialog that opens next, provide a Name and an optional Description.
Click the View button next to your 3D Viewer model file to view it in your web browser.
Note: 3D Viewer model files are not viewable with Internet Explorer. For more information on the system requirements for the Chief Architect 3D Viewer, please refer to the 3D Viewer System Requirements page.
If at anytime, you want to remove or deactivate a 3D Viewer model file from your online account, click on the Deactivate button next to the models name.
3D Viewer model files are private by default. A 3D Viewer model file needs to be made public before it can be shared or embedded. Click the Make Public button to enable sharing.
To make a public 3D Viewer model file private, click on the Make Private button. Any users that had access to the model will lose access immediately and any open instances of the model will be closed.
Once the 3D Viewer model file is made public, click the Share button to bring up the different sharing options.
Click the Direct Link tab to directly share your 3D Viewer Model. Copy the link and paste it to wherever you're sharing it. This would be the link to use to see the 3D Viewer model file in your browser, the 3D Viewer mobile app, or sharing to various social media sites.
Select the E-mail tab. Click the Send E-mail button to open the default mail application on your computer (Outlook, Microsoft Mail, macOS Mail, etc.). Click the copy button if your primary e-mail is a web-based e-mail (Gmail.com, Outlook.com, Yahoo.com, etc.). This will copy the text to your clipboard. Go to your web based e-mail client and start a new e-mail. Then paste the text to add it to your new e-mail.This method can also be used if you're wanting to share a 3D Viewer model file with a client or colleague that is using the 3D Viewer mobile app.
Click on the Embed tab, copy the HTML code, and paste it into the source code for your website; or provide the code to your webmaster and ask them to add it to your website.