Queries - a new way load part of your project

We've just released a new feature to help viewing exactly the part your project you are working on. With a query you can select a volume and only load the geometry inside it.

In the initial beta release there are three types of query:

  1. Intersecting space
  2. Intersecting storey
  3. Rectangle selection

Creating a query

To create a query, start in the 2D viewer:

Geometric query 1.png

Intersecting space

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  1. Right click on a space
  2. Select Intersecting space

This will load all geometry intersecting the axis aligned bounding box of the space.

Geometric query 4.png

Intersecting storey

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  1. Right click in the viewer
  2. Select Intersecting storey

This will load all geometry inside the top and bottom planes of the storey.

Geometric query 5.png

Rectangle selection

Geometric query 6.png

  1. Click the query rectangle button.
  2. Click, drag and release to draw a rectangle.
  3. Specify the models you want to load in the query popover.

Query popover Geometric query 7.png

  1. Select current Storey or Full height.
  2. Select Any, External or Internal.
  3. Toggle all models on or off.
  4. Select which models to include in the query.
  5. Create query.

Editing a query

In the initial beta release, queries are not stored.

You can edit a query using the query tab of the model selector found in the top left corner on the 3D viewer.

Geometric query 8.png

  1. Model selector
  2. Query tab
  3. Click edit to open the query popover