SimLab CAD Viewer
What is SimLab CAD Viewer
SimLab CAD Viewer is a free Android/ipad application for
viewing 3D CAD and architectural models. SimLab CAD Viewer reads
SimLab archive files (*.zim) exported from
SimLab Composer, or any of our iPad exporter plugins.
zim files can also be viewed on Android, using SimLab CAD Viewer.
SimLab archive files include all the data needed for viewing the model ( geometries, colors, materials, textures, cameras, scene states, and animations).
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SimLab CAD Viewer users include:
1- Industrial designers
3- 3D Artists and modelers
Loading a model
When starting SimLab CAD Viewer, the user can view available models by clicking on the + menu in the top left part of the application. A list of available models will appear and the user can select the model to be viewed.
Navigating the model
Rotating: the user can rotate the model by moving a single finger on the iPad screen
Panning: the user can pan the model by moving two fingers in the same direction on the iPad screen
Zooming: you can zoom in by moving two fingers closer to each other, and zoom out by moving them away from each other
Applying a scene state: clicking on a scene state image will update the model to the selected state
Applying a camera : for models with no states, and which include multiple cameras, names of the cameras will appear in the lower part of the screen. Clicking on a camera name will update the view to the selected camera.
Reset Camera: double tapping on the IPad surface will reset the view to the last selected state or camera
Clicking on the light icon, on the top left part of the application, will show the light power dialog which allows the user to select the appropriate light power level for the model
Clicking on the color button in the application, will open the background color dialog which allows the user to select the background color
Adding a new model
SimLab archive files (*.zim) are exported from SimLab Composer by clicking Export to IPad in the File menu. With the release of SimLab composer 2.4, generated Zim files can be transferred to SimLab CAD Viewer in different ways.
» using iTunes, by dropping the Zim file in the CAD Viewer documents
» Emailing Zim files, The user can select
the e-mail, and click on the attached Zim file.
Choose the Open + menu in SimLab CAD Viewer option and the Zim file will be automatically opened using SimLab CAD Viewer.
» Using Dropbox, Dropbox can now be used for exchaning Zim files.
Click the dropbox button in the top toolbar, then login to the dropbox account.
The directories will appear, and clicking a directory will show its contents.
Select the Zim file to be downloaded.
When the download is completed, the imported files will appear in the models list.
Removing an existing model
Moving a finger on the a file name in the model list, shows the delete button for the model. Clicking the delete button will delete the selected model and remove it from the list