Loading & Unloading Models

Prerequisites for Loading Models in the 3D Viewer

Converting to TrimBIM (.trb) Format

Converting the original model file to the TrimBIM format is a prerequisite for viewing models in the 3D Viewer. If you try to load a model that does not have TrimBIM ready, it will trigger the conversion process. This will lead to one-time delay for the user who needs to wait for conversion to finish.

The first time loading a model might be slow. After that, the files are loaded from the existing cache, which makes it faster.

Load Models in the 3D Viewer

Models can be loaded one by one or you can load entire folders.

To load a single model

  1. Open your project in Trimble Connect for Browser's 3D Viewer.

  2. Open the Models panel.

  3. Ensure that the Models Tab is in the Everything in project view, or switch the filtered view.

  4. Click the Load model button to the left of the name of the model you want to load.


The model will be loaded in the 3D view.

To load a folder

  1. Open your project in Trimble Connect for Browser's 3D Viewer.

  2. Open the Models panel.

  3. Ensure that the Models Tab is in the Everything in project view, or switch the filtered view.

  4. Expand the folder you want to load.

  5. Click the overflow menu button will display on the right side of the item.

  6. Click Load.


The models in the folder will be loaded in the 3D view.

Unload Models in the 3D Viewer

You can hide (unload) a model from the 3D view without removing the model completely.

Prerequisites

These instructions assume that you already have a model loaded in Trimble Connect for Browser's 3D Viewer.

To unload a model

  1. Open the Models panel.

  2. Ensure that the Models Tab is in the Selected models filtered view.

  3. Click Unload model.


The model will be hidden from 3D view.

Remove Loaded Models

Loaded models can be removed from Selected Models view of the Models Tab by opening the overflow menu and selecting Remove model. Removed models will still be listed in the Everything in project view.

Prerequisites

These instructions assume that you already have a model loaded in Trimble Connect for Browser's 3D Viewer.

To remove a model

  1. Open the Models panel.

  2. Ensure that the Models Tab is in the Selected models filtered view.

  3. Open the overflow menu for the model you want to remove.

  4. Click Remove model.


The model will be removed from 3D view.