How to use

Support Centre

Video Tutorials

For visual guidance and additional features

User Guides

For a step by step journey through our platform


For frequent questions & quick answers

BIM Forensics

Discover the data behind every 3D Model

If you have any further queries just speak to us.

Video Tutorials

Sign Up to 3D Repo
Model upload with Navisworks PlugIn
Upload a model to 3D Repo
Upload from Navisworks Federation
Add models to Federation
User Management & Permissions
Selection modes for model elements
Measure distances
Turntable & Helicopter navigation
Highlight & Isolate model groups
Hide & Isolate model elements
Focus Mode & Double click
Create Viewpoints
Create an issue in 3D Repo
Clash Detection in Federation
Commenting on Issues
Explore Metadata
3D Diff a Model
3D Diff a Federation

User Guides

Quick Start Guide

This Guide is an introductory manual, taking you on a step by step journey through our platform. You will cover the basics of model navigation & Teamspaces.

User Manual

The User manual provides a more comprehensive overview of our platform. It focuses on an in-depth explanation of the features available to users.

VR User Manual

The VR manual will assist you in setting up & using 3D Repo’s Virtual Reality software. Enhance your model reviews or visualise project delivery stages for 4D Planning.

Navisworks Plugin Manual

This is a quick step by step guide to 3DRepo4Navis Plugin. Designed to work with Navisworks Manage and giving you a quick model publishing solution.


What are the Hardware requirements to run 3D Repo?

Minimum requirements are Intel Core i5/i7 or AMD A10 processor and 8GB RAM.

For average projects, use Intel Core i5/i7 or AMD A10 processor, 8/16GB RAM and Dedicated Graphics Card.

For best performance on large projects use Intel Core i7/AMD A12 processor, 16GB Ram and 2GB Dedicated Graphics Card.

Does 3D Repo work offline?

3D Repo Platform does not work offline as it relies on our cloud servers to pull/push information and load 3D Models.

Can I Use 3D Repo on a tablet?

Currently, you can review issues for information, however, WebGL is not supported on most of the tablets, therefore 3D Model viewer does not work.

What do I need to install to use 3D Repo?

For the best performance, use 64-bit Google Chrome or Firefox web browsers.
Download Chrome
Download Firefox

Does 3D Repo work with Internet Explorer?

Internet Explorer (IE) 11 was released in 2013 and does not provide full support for WebGL 2.0 specification. Therefore, it is not technically possible to visualise 3D Models using (IE).

What is the Unity Engine?

Unity is a game engine that is used on our platform for 3D Model viewing capabilities.

BIM Forensics

Explore the potential of new workflows and discover new opportunities.
All of this can be done using Node-RED, a browser-based flow editor.
Use it to connect to 3D Repo’s APIs for model validation/analysis, data mining and issue tracking. Node-RED’s graphical flow-based programming will suit the current users of tools alike Dynamo or Grasshopper.

More Information & GuidanceMore Information & Guidance

Visualising the data comes in handy for making decisions and monitoring the performance. Like never before, there are great tools to make it happen for you. Visualise your project’s data through interactive dashboards using Power BI. Whether you are doing a weekly project review or a formal report, our default template can be tailored to suit you. Open your project in 3DRepo and download JSON file. Your next and final step is to open the file in Power BI using our default template.

As projects grow exponentially so do the daily tasks. Improve your performance by utilising such tools as Dynamo in conjunction with 3D Repo. Resolve Issues or Health & Safety concerns by linking 3D Repo information to a Revit model. Update model elements or multiple drawings with a click of a button. Open your project in 3DRepo and download JSON file. Try our sample workflows or build your own on top of it.

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