BIM 360 Docs files to be integrated

Once you have connected your accounts and projects, you can start adding files directly from your BIM 360 Docs account as floor plans or 360-degree scene images. Depending on the file format you have different options. You can easily navigate through the project’s folder structure by clicking on the items with the folder symbol . Click on a file item  to add this file to your HoloBuilder project.

Currently, you can add .pdf as well as .png/.jpg file types to your HoloBuilder project from your connected BIM 360 project.

Please note that any updates made to files saved in BIM 360 Docs that are imported into a HoloBuilder project, will not yet synchronize. When changes are made to a file within BIM 360 Docs, you need to replace the file within HoloBuilder manually. Synchronizing docs will become available starting 2018. 

Access your BIM 360 files within HoloBuilder

BIM 360 Docs sheets and images can be added either to existing projects or when creating a new project. In both cases, you use the "Upload" modal to access your BIM 360 files.

1. Optional: Create a new project in the Dashboard. Learn more about creating new projects in the Dashboard here.

2. Open the/a project in the Web Editor.

3. Tap on the large +-button in the lower left corner. 

4. Select "BIM 360" in the lefthand-sidebar.

Note: This tab is only visible if the accounts have been connected beforehand. Learn how to connect your HoloBuilder account with your BIM 360 account here.  

5. Choose a BIM 360 project from the overview to conenct the project to (if this step has not been done before).

Note: You might be asked to reconfirm your account integration. Simply follow the instructions to verify. 


6. Browse your BIM 360 Docs project files. 

7. Choose one or more items to import into your HoloBuilder project: 

Adding .pdf files

.pdf files can only be added as floor plans to a HoloBuilder project. When clicking a .pdf file from the BIM 360 Docs project folder, the file will be imported into HoloBuilder and the screen for adding a new sheet will pop up.

If the .pdf file has multiple pages, choose which pages you want to import into your HoloBuilder project with the radio buttons at the bottom. Crop each page to the desired view if necessary. To import .pdf files with a higher resolution, toggle the switch at the top to ON. Click on ‘IMPORT’ to finally add your .pdf file as new floor plan to your HoloBuilder project.

Adding .png/.jpg images files

Select an image file to be added to your HoloBuilder project from your BIM 360 Docs project. Click on the image file you want to import into your HoloBuilder project when highlighted to add it. As for now, you can only add one image file at the time.

When choosing an images file, .png or .jpg, from the connected BIM 360 project, you can decide whether you want to add the image file as a floor plan or a 360-degree scene. In order to add an image file as a 360-degree scene, make sure that the image format for 360-degree display you are using is supported in HoloBuilder. In general, HoloBuilder supports standard 2:1 equirectangular image formats as well as 6×1 and 6×2 cube maps. Click on the desired option in the small popup to import the image file accordingly.

Adding .obj/.dae 3D models

Select a .obj or .dae file to add the 3D model into your HoloBuilder project. Click on the highlighted 3D model file you want to import into your HoloBuilder project. As for now, you can only add one file at the time.

The 3D model will be added to the currently opened 360° scene. Move, scale and rotate the model as any other object. Learn more about importing 3D models into your 360° scene here.

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