IronCAD Local-Based Web Viewer – CAD Design Tools


hello this video is going to demonstrate how to use the new ironcad web viewer functionality we came over here to the add-ins tab here and we’re gonna click generate I see web viewer so we’ll click that button and a pulp a little dialog and there are some instructions here you can read if you forget the steps there’s an option here for export to a mobile friendly low data version so if you know you’re gonna be viewing this on a phone or some device with low memory you can choose that option but we’ll leave that off for now because we’re just going to open it up in our desktop web viewer but would you click the button here that says generate web viewable file so we’ll click that and it’s gonna pull up another dialog here it’s going to start generating the data so that gives us a process indicator showing the status and we’ll just give it a file name we’ll call it assembly 1 and it’ll go ahead and finish saving here and then when it’s finished that’s a fairly large assembly so it’s going to take a few seconds to complete but when it’s finished you have the option to save the HTML file whether you want a local file deployment or a server deployment so if you’re gonna open this up just on a desktop computer you just click local file deployment if you’re gonna save this to a web server you can click server deployment and then you can copy the HTML and the zip file up to your web folder and then you can give people a link to open it up there to your HTML but we’re just gonna click local file deployment for that and you can see it created the the IC web viewer HTML and that’s what we’re gonna open here so we could okay click close here and you’ll see this created this IC web viewer now I can just double click this to open it up in my default web browser which for my case is chrome but any web browser that supports WebGL will work and you have you’re presented with an option here for quality higher low low just gives you less facets it doesn’t look as good and it doesn’t bring in the scene browser so we’re gonna click high because that looks better and gives us the scene browser and then the first thing you notice is there’s nothing happens so this is the the part that might trip up the most people but we click on the Open button here and we can look for our file it’s a zip file that’s the data asm1 zip and just open that then it gives you a little status indicator that it’s loading so it’s loading up the assembly here and like I said it’s a large file so it takes a second so we get our we get our assembly loaded in here and it looks just pretty much like it did in in ironcad you can zoom in zoom out you can double click on things right-click you know I can hide that part I can zoom in take a look at other parts you know I can double click a an assembly here I can right-click and say you know hide unselected and and and just get that one part there or one assembly I can right-click and show all and get everything back in place you can also expand the tree browser and and look at things you can turn things on and off with these toggles here but you can you can look at your your your model tree and and take a look at what you have there you can also turn that off by just clicking that you’ve got some other options here for select a zoom to selection pan different zoom orbit things like that the left-click does the orbit by default there’s also down here you see there’s some section commands here clipping plane section I could toggle on the X plane for instance and I can I can go through and section through which is handy I can just click again to turn that off you can go to the the other and you can even flip the you can toggle the direction I can go in the z direction or the Y direction whatever there’s some preset views you can select you know so you can you can toggle through also to some different view modes wireframe you can turn off edges for instance if you don’t want to see the black edges or you can toggle those back on so that’s pretty straightforward then you have some color options and this doesn’t work with all web browsers but the web browsers that support the controls like I can change the color my gradient say I want it to be a dark red got a purple color whatever I can change that or if I want a solid background I can change to a solid background and and play around with the customization of that so gives you some options but in a nutshell that’s the arcade webviewer real helpful the nice thing about it is you don’t have to install any software to use it you don’t need you know a PDF reader you don’t need a composer or any kind of extra software to make viewable files now anybody with a WebGL compatible web browser which is basically the modern Chrome Firefox I think Internet Explorer 11 supports it Microsoft edge does a fine job as well so so any of the modern browsers will open this content so I hope you enjoy it thank you very much

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