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Viewpoints and Starting Point im the VR Headset

The following section explains how you can create any number of viewpoints in the VR headset. You can then define one of these viewpoints directly as the starting point so that you can start directly at this point in the model when opening the scene.

1. What are Viewpoints?

Viewpoints are a feature that has been developed to allow you to teleport to predefined locations in the model more quickly and efficiently. In addition to the position data, a viewpoint also saves the viewing direction and the scale of the model. To put it simply, this function can be used to save individual viewpoints of the model.

2. Creation and management of Viewpoints

You can find the viewpoints via the flag symbol on the virtual tablet. Viewpoints that have already been created (by you or by other users with access to the scene) appear with a thumbnail of the position and viewing direction of the viewpoint. You can create a new viewpoint by clicking on the plus symbol at the bottom right (no. 4 in the screenshot below). Then take a screenshot at the desired location in the model in the selected viewing direction and the viewpoint is automatically saved. If you now want to teleport back to this viewpoint at a later time, all you need to do is click on the corresponding screenshot on your virtual tablet. In this way, you can jump from viewpoint to viewpoint with just one click and guide clients or other stakeholders efficiently and easily through the model.

Virtual Tablet

After you have created a new viewpoint,
the position in the viewpoint list can be changed using the small arrow buttons (no. 1)
a viewpoint can be selected as the starting position for the scene (no. 2)
can remove individual viewpoints from the list (no. 3)

Each viewpoint has a unique viewpoint number that never changes. This means that all viewpoints retain their number, even if you re-sort the list. In contrast to the BCF function, the viewpoints are stored in our own database; a connection to a third-party service is not required here.

3. Define a Viewpoint as Starting Point

As can be seen in the screenshot above, there is the option of defining one of the previously created viewpoints as the starting point, which can be done using the star icon.

Note: The 3D web view does not yet have viewpoint integration - the starting point of the scene is still the position you are at when you click on the "Save scene" button.

Updated on: 24/01/2024

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