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eBrowser

The free version of the eBrowser can be downloaded from www.cadmatic.com.

eBrowser – project review


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The CADMATIC 3D Plant Design solution is an integrated,
database-driven design module that provides powerful tools
for 3D layout-, piping-, HVAC-, cable tray-, electrical- and
structural design of plants. It automatically produces
complete information for construction and installation.

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Model review
CADMATIC eBrowser is extremely easy to use and doesn’t require any training. The user can walk through the model,
navigate and locate objects and check details by using the mouse.

eBrowser is available in two versions, a Light and a Licensed mode. You can download the eBrowser Light version free
from the CADMATIC website. The Light version contains just the basic model browsing functionality. The licensed version
includes more helpful tools, such as markups, measuring, snapshot images, locate object, x-ray examination and more.

Navigation in the 3D model

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While navigating in the model the user can walk through it, zoom and pan, turn around and look in different directions.
For classic navigation hold down the left mouse button to move around the model. You can walk forwards or backwards
by moving the mouse cursor up or down. Turn by moving the mouse cursor left or right. It is possible to move forwards or
backwards and turn at the same time. The cursor's distance from the center of the 3D view controls the speed of
movement.
With the “back” and”forward” buttons you can return to the previous position of the view.

Scenes in the model


You can “jump” from one location in the model to another using scenes. From the drop-down list, select one of the
predefined scenes. A scene defines a location and also other settings like lighting and the properties of the camera. It is
up to the publisher of the model to decide what settings are in use in each scene.
It is also possible to create and save scenes locally. Just type the name of the new scene in the drop-down list's header
section and press the 'Enter' key on your keyboard.

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Maps in eBrowser
Locate what part of the model you’re browsing using the project. You see your location marked with a small red arrow. It
indicates your current position and the direction of movement while navigating. Also by simply clicking on an interesting
place in the map you are relocated to that part of the model. This way you can see what level you’re at and in what area.
eBrowser automatically shows a map from a model where 3D spaces are defined (see advanced settings for publishing
eBrowser).

Object details
With a simple left mouse botton click the user can check any object properties: information about the object and
component, coordinates, etc.

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Configurable property tip - when enabled the tooltip provides vital information about the object when mouse hovers for a
moment over the object in the 3D view.

Measurements

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The user can check distances between objects in the model and snap to e.g.
centerlines, edges and other points in the model. In addition to measuring
distances between the points, users can see the coordinates of any point – in local
and global coordinate systems and see the current location coordinates while
browsing the model.

Hierarchies
Hierarchies in the model are dedicated to present the structure of the model,
standard structures present systems and pipelines. However, it can be easily
customized to present e.g. different model locations (sites, buildings or rooms for
example). The structure can also be made according to the modification time. The
hierarchy tree can be used to easily manitulate the visibility of big groups in the
models.

Search box
In eBrowser you can search and locate objects and object groups easily. To search
for an object with a (part of a) position id or object groups with (a part of) the
groups name, just type the search string in the search box and click the magnifier. If
only one object or object group matches your search string, it is immediately
displayed in the examine mode. If multiple matches are found, the eBrowser shows
you a list of all matching objects and object groups.

Clip the model view box


The user can clip the eBrowser model using the sides of the clip box that are parallel to model’s main planes (normal to
main axis X, Y and Z). Only the objects and the portion of objects which fit in the clip box are shown.

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Visualizations in the model


Objects' visibility and highlighting are
changed in the model tree. Changing
objects' and object groups' visibility,
highlighting and x-ray modes is easy.
Just left click the eye icon to make the
object or object group invisible and
click it again to make it visible again.
Changing highlighting is done the same
way; you just have to click the lightbulb icon. To enable x-ray mode for an object or object group, just right click the eye
icon. To disable the x-ray mode, left click the eye icon and the object or an object group will return to normal mode
(visible). You can change the shown hierarchy from the drop-down menu above the model structure tree. The drop-down
menu also contains all the defined sets and also an 'All Sets' view, in which you can see all the defined sets at a glance.

The examine mode allows the user to have a closer look at the selected object group. You can highlight and x-ray the
object group and also dim or hide other objects.
Right-click an item in the sidebar and select command Locate and Examine System (or Pipeline etc…) to access the Examine mode. Click
Exit on the toolbar to resume the Basic mode.

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X-ray mode allows to see through other objects in the model, in complex model this facilitate examination of pipelines for
example

The user can optimize work in the model with various settings: selecting measurement units, control of view distance
(how far you see from each point), moving and turning speed, level of optimization (frames per second).

Additionally there are visualization settings for better representation of the model: background image, highlighting
materials, transparency intensity.

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Project coordination and collaboration

eBrowser enables effective communication between all parties involved in design projects by linking partners
through the same 3D model.
Designers, engineers, subcontractors and end clients are linked to a mutual 3D model allowing easy and
concurrent project reviews, facilitated by the ability to virtually walk around the design area and access all
design data. The use of smart visualization techniques means that the 3D models are very light. This makes it
very easy to distribute by email or through the internet for example.

The eBrowser is a useful maintenance and project follow-up tool as it provides easy access to equipment-, pipeline- and
instrumentation data by clicking on objects viewed in the eBrowser. Measurements can be taken in the project model and
systems and objects can be located, visualized and isolated in the model with full linkage to related databases and
documents.

Markups
Transferring information between eBrowser users is easy. In markup mode you can use a small set of drawing tools to
point out the problematic points. You can also include measurements and coordinate labels with the tools. The color of
the markups can be changed from the drop down menu. Current markup can be sent to another user via e-mail as an
image attachment easily by clicking "E-mail drawing as image".

The tree buttons on the right hand side of the markup toolbar let you control what you see:
 Current means, that you see the 3D model as it is in the current .ebm file with current object visibilities
 Original means, that you see the model the way it was saved as an .ebx file
 Mixed means, that you see both blended on top of each other

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Make markups with comments and additional information with just a few mouse clicks, show the area of interest to all
project parties exactly the way you see it.
Equip your drawings with:
 measurements, coordinates
 labels, clouds, text, and
 other 2D graphics to make your point

To email a markup as a picture there is a drop-down menu available. You can choose the desired format and size of the
image.

Merging models
The user can load several models, relocate models and save the merged models.

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Comparison of models
The comparison functionality in eBrowser allows users to load different models at the same time so that they can be
compared. A list of differences can be output from eBrowser. This facilitates the visualization of different design solutions
and simplifies the evaluation of model changes at different review intervals.
The differences are shown in the sidebar in a Difference Tree (tightly related to the model tree). It shows the differences
with color coded circles. The difference colors are shown in the difference tree and 3D view with regards how objects
have changed. There are six different colors for differences:

 Identical objects
 Objects only in the first model
 Objects only in the second model
 Different (first version)
 Different (second version)
 Different (Attributes only)

The differing items list shows all the sub-items that have changes in examined models. For example, if we examine the
differences in a system, we might see all the changed lines and for every line with changes we see the difference type and
the changed attributes. The changed attribute list contains all the attributes that have changed in any of the objects in the
item (line etc.). If the user selects an item from the list, the attribute difference list shows the attribute differences in the
item.
The user can more closely examine items by right-clicking them and selecting “Examine differences”. This targets the
difference examination to the chosen item.

Importing models from different CAD formats


Ebrowser supports opening models, gererated from CADMATIC Plant Design software, files with extention *.ebm.
eBrowser files can also be generated via CADMATIC eXchangers (PDMS, PDS, SmartPlant 3D). In this case the project
originating from these programms can be opened in eBrowser with all the intelligence includced – colors, attributes,
coordinates etc.

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Point clouds in eBrowser

In a design project where laser scanning is utilized, there are many occasions when point clouds need to be viewed in an
easy way – for example, when analyzing the initial material, when doing design reviews and when presenting the design
to the customer. eBrowser is the natural tool to support these activities, and it can view point clouds in native Laser Scan
Modeller format directly, together, or without a 3D model. Two viewing modes are available: the normal eBrowser
walkthrough mode where you can move freely within the 3D model and point clouds and the bubble view that shows a
single scan with superb quality. Switching between the modes is smooth and intuitive. The point clouds can be either
scanner-based clouds that allow the bubble view to be used or processed clouds with no scanner information.

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eGo - eBrowser on Windows tablet

Benefit from using eBrowser on the go – browse the 3D models on your Windows tablet. You could use almost all
eBrowser functionality on your tablet, navigating in 3D with the map, touch screen and zooming. This possibility make on
site trips more effective and design projects mobile.

Key facts:
 Use Windows tablets and almost full eBrowser functionality
 Small size files containing whole model and details about any objects
 Walk around the project, check all the details about any object in the model

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