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Selecting, clipping, colouring and highlighting

Common attributes during multi-selection

If you multi-select objects using the Ctrl key or by clicking on predefined groups or parts of your plant, (custom) common attributes will be displayed for up to 1000 objects at the same time.

Clipping modes and their options

For a better view of the objects in your model you can clip the view. This means that you include exclude a certain area around the selected objects. Choose one of three clipping modes. You can adapt them with individual options.
After deselecting the clipping mode it may take a few moments until the entire model is loaded again. Please wait until the progress bar in the upper right corner stops changing.

Volume clipping

Surround the selected object with a rectangular clipping box that’s exactly as high, broad and deep as the objects. Only fully enveloped objects will be visible.
After activation options are available: To adjust the bounding of the clipping box, drag the slider from 0 – 25 m or select a side of the box and drag it. You can move the box by dragging the coloured arrows.
You can expand the box to be bigger than 25 m and reduce it to be smaller than the original size (to get a cross section, for example). If you drag a side to a size smaller than 0 m, you also move the opposite side of the box.


In IntelliClipping the original clipping box is the shape of the object itself (surrounded by the default selection box).

Options: By dragging the slider, add all objects to the clipping that are at least partly in the given vicinity (0 – 25 m) to the object. None means only the selected object is being shown.

Inverse clipping

This type of clipping gives a free view to the centre of the selected objects by clearing a quadrant along the x, y and z axis. All other quadrants will be displayed as usual.
After activation options are available: You can add a grid that reacts to the camera’s distance to the object. The grid will have a size of 1 m x 1 m / 10 m x 10 m or 100 m x 100 m depending on the camera’s distance from the object. You can drag the sides of the quadrant to change its size.
Similar to inverse clipping, in walk mode with an additional object / person there’s always a free corridor between the object and the camera.
Save the volume of you current clipping to your clipboard to include it into an excel file.


minY minX minZ maxY maxX maxZ
NewVolume 3023.2Z 2375.12 67.19 3037.21 2393.12 72.15

Colouring and highlighting objects

Click on the icon “Colour” to change colour and transparency of selected objects.
A click on the identical looking button inside the colour popup opens a more detailed colour selection.
The upper two colour-rows change the selected object to the predefined colours.
The colour picker allows to change the colours of the bottom row Custom colours rectangles by clicking on the object with the desired colour.
Resets the style of the selected objects.
Resets the colour of the selected objects to the original colours. The slider on the bottom changes opacity.
Click on the icon “Highlight”. All objects save the selected ones will appear greyed out and semi-transparent.

Creating a colour file

Your model is loaded with a default colour file. But you can also create a custom colour file and load it via the file management menu.

You can create custom colour files using Excel by entering a colour and a condition. You can use colour names and html colour codes starting with # followed by 6 digits (intensity of red / green / blue) plus two optional digits for opacity.

For condition you can enter task, piping, name, system path or any other attribute. Aspect is an optional value to colour insulation and / or simple physical for piping.


Colour Condition
red Task=Equipment
blue Task=Structure
#FF00FF22 Task=Supports
red Task=Cableway
red Task=Conduit
red Task=HVAC
#FF00FF piping

Measuring distances

Measuring creates markers that are placable on outlines and corners of 3D objects. The markers can be moved by dragging them.
Creates two connected markers and shows the distance between them, as well as distances in the XYZ planes.
Creates a single marker showing the coordinates of the point it is placed at.

The E, N U buttons lock movement on the East, North and Up/Down axis.

Ingnoring intelligent targetting always shows snap points and lines of the hovered object when draggiong a marker, instead of staying o the object the marker was placed on when starting the drag operation.

For optimal measuring in Review Adapter built models, use the following settings: Stroking Tolerance “100” Enable “Advanced Graphics Handling for measuring and line tracking”.

When activating “Object Recognition” in Document Adapter built models, additional measuring points like centers of pipes will appear.