Displaying and positioning the IFC Comparison Model pane

If an IFC model or IFC group model is displayed in the IFC Model pane, you can display an additional pane - the IFC Comparison Model pane - to display an alternative view of the IFC model or IFC group model.

To display the IFC Comparison Model pane, on the BIM tab, in the 3D Viewer group, click the IFC Model Pane dropdown and select IFC Comparison Model. The IFC Comparison Model pane appears, initially beneath the IFC Model pane, as illustrated below:

The IFC Comparison Model pane in its default position

This pane appears initially using the same viewpoint as that of the IFC Model pane, but you can then navigate around the IFC model in both panes independently.

Displaying the IFC Comparison Model pane in a different position

You can change the position of the IFC Comparison Model pane in the same way as you can change the position of the IFC Model pane: by clicking and dragging its title bar. You can click and drag the pane to a different position within the Powerproject window or click and drag it so that it is displayed as a pane that floats above the Powerproject window.

Synchronising the views in the IFC Model and IFC Comparison Model panes

Although you can display different views of an IFC model in the IFC Model and IFC Comparison Model panes, you may want to synchronise the panes so that they display exactly the same view.

  • To set both panes to display the view that is currently displayed in the IFC Model pane, right-click the IFC Comparison Model pane and select Move to IFC Model Viewpoint from the menu that appears.
  • To set both panes to display the view that is currently displayed in the IFC Comparison Model pane, right-click the IFC Model pane and select Move to IFC Comparison Viewpoint from the menu that appears.

Synchronising the panes in this way does not tie the viewpoints of the panes together from that point onwards; after you have synchronised the panes, you are again free to navigate around each pane independently.

Related Topics:

Displaying and positioning the IFC Model pane

Switching between orthogonal and perspective modes

Navigating around IFC models in orthogonal mode

Navigating around IFC models in perspective mode

Rotating IFC models using the view cube

"Walking through" the interior of an IFC model

Specifying which objects to display according to their IFC category

Hiding and displaying objects in an IFC model

Selecting objects in an IFC model

Running a timeline simulation of an IFC model