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Upload BIM Model

The only thing you need to do to use BIM Compare is upload your model to openspace.ai.

The Steps:

  1. Go to your Project Settings page

  2. Go to the "Upload BIM" tab

  3. Upload your model!

We recommend uploading a single NWD (Navisworks Export) file that includes everything in your project - the coordinated model. The reason we recommend uploading the coordinated model is because only one model file can be added to each OpenSpace project.

3D model files under 1GB in size perform best in the Forge viewer. If your model is having performance issues in the Forge viewer, or if you are experiencing issues uploading a model with large file size, eliminating unnecessary geometry can help reduce 3D model file size and complexity, which usually improves Forge viewer performance. Consider what is important to see in your model in OpenSpace, and remove unnecessary categories and/or elements, especially those that are complex, prior to uploading your model.

Saved views in an NWD file will not be accessible in the BIM Viewer, so we recommend removing saved views before exporting the NWD file from Navisworks.

The BIM Viewer is built as an integration with Autodesk's Forge Viewer API, so any file type compatible with their Forge Viewer is acceptable (NWD, RVT, FBX, Etc.). Click here for a definitive list of supported file formats from Autodesk's Forge Viewer API.

We cannot align your Model to a floor plan until you have performed a 360 Video Captures on that floor plan.

Please note - if you upload a new model to your OpenSpace project, and if your overall model geometry or coordinate system has not changed significantly, your new model should be aligned as soon as it is processed by our servers! If there are significant changes it will need to be re-aligned to your captures.

If you have any additional questions please reach out to the OpenSpace support team at support@openspace.ai or by using the chat icon in the bottom right.

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