View and Search within Designs using the Large Model Viewer in A360

View and Search within Designs using the Large Model Viewer in A360

In a previous post “Getting Started in A360 – How to Navigate the Main Page” we talked about how to search from the A360 Hub. Now let’s take a look at how to view and search designs from the Large Model Viewer.

Let’s begin by going to a Project that has drawings in the Data folder.

Go the "Data" folder

Go the “Data” folder

Click on Data to view the data that you have uploaded in your project. In this case I have 3 drawings already uploaded.

TIP: Click on the different tile modes to change how you view the data. 

Click on Data to view the data that you have uploaded in your project

Click on Data to view the data that you have uploaded in your project

Next click on the drawing and open it up. This brings up the LMV so you can view and rotate your model. Once the viewer is open, you have multiple options. On the left side you have a Search Bar, Comments, History of Uploads and Basic Details on the drawing.

LMV

LMV

 

On the top right side of the viewer are more options that include: Share, Actions, Tags, Information, Download and “X” to exit the viewer.

Select from viewer options

Select from viewer options

Grayed out on the bottom of the viewer are more controls – Orbit, Pan, Zoom, Camera, Explode Model, Reset Model, Settings and my favorite…Full Screen View!  

TIP: Move your mouse over the bottom of the viewer to reveal the viewer menu bar. 

Viewer controls

Viewer controls

Now let’s take a look at the search capabilities. In the upper right hand corner I will type in “wheel.” Notice we find all four wheels and a dialog box that provides details of what is showing in the viewer.

Try out the search capablities

Try out the search capablities

TIP: You can search for your drawings in the upper left hand corner of the viewer and from the toolbar Model View on the bottom of the viewer.  

Next move your mouse over the toolbar beneath the model in the Viewer and click on Model Structure. This will bring up a dialog that shows all the details in the model.

Search within your drawings

Search within your drawings

Start clicking on the text in the dialog box and notice it displays parts in the model.

Display parts in the model

Display parts in the model

In some cases, you may not know the actual name of the part that you want to isolate within the model. No problem – just click on the part!

TIP: You can select multiple parts by using the CTL key while clicking on additional parts. 

Click on the part you want to isolate

Click on the part you want to isolate

Now that you have selected multiple parts, right click on the model and select Isolate. NOTE that you have multiple options here including – Hide Selected, Show All Objects and Focus. Play around with these options to better understand how they work.

Select "Isolate" parts

Select “Isolate” parts

Once you click on Isolate, you will see the remainder of the model dim.

After you isolate, the model the rest will dim

After you isolate, the model the rest will dim

TIP: If you want to have the entire model visible again, right click and select Show All Objects.   

Select "Show All Objects" to view

Select “Show All Objects” to view

 

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View of all objects

That was a quick look at multiple ways to view and search your models. Now go out and load some of your own drawings and models, and take A360 for a test drive!

 

 

Bud Schroeder

Bud Schroeder is a Senior Customer Success Engineer for the A360 Team and has been with Autodesk since 1997. Before joining Autodesk, Bud was a CAD Manager/IT Manager for a Power Utility here in Northern California and started using AutoCAD with version 2.6. Before AutoCAD, but used a drafting board and T Square. When not contributing to Blog posts, you can find Bud on the A360 forums answering posts.

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4 replies
  1. Mathias
    Mathias says:

    Hi
    I’ve been looking around, but I can’t find any sullotion. How to select and search for subassembly’s and properties in a published dwf topassembly, 3-4 subassemblys down. I’m not interested of a single part. I want to be able to click on a subassembly in the topassembly in the dwf viewer and see the subassemblys like in the .iam in inventor.
    Please say I just miss a simple tick in a box or something. Otherwise I can’t use A360 and the .dwf
    If there is another way to do this, please help me out here.Thanks.

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    Oh, yes, Bonnie, I’m right with you on this. Can’t tell you how many times I am unwilling to “sell” my stuff, because, I think, who would want to buy anything from me? It’s a vicious cycle. Thanks for posting here today. I appreciate your comment.

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