The NextGen Viewer is currently available in beta. We invite all users to provide feedback about the new experience via the Ideas portal.
BIM Track NextGen Viewer allows you to display and navigate IFC models and PDF sheets, as well as create and manage issues in BIM Track. You can also overlay sheets on models for maximum issue context.
This article provides an overview of the interface and features of BIM Track NextGen Viewer. For more information, read our blog post.
You can access BIM Track NextGen Viewer from the legacy viewer by clicking Try the new viewer (BETA) in the header.
The interface is divided into four parts:
- Main panel - A panel on the left side of the interface, with tabs that allow you to perform a wide range of actions on models, sheets and issues.
- Viewing area - The largest part of the interface, which displays all selected files.
- Right-side panel - A panel on the right side of the interface, which allows you to view element properties and view/edit issue details.
- Toolbar - A dynamic toolbar at the top of the interface, where you can find navigation and sectioning tools. The tools available in the toolbar vary depending on whether you are viewing 3D or 2D files.
The following table summarizes the differences between BIM Track Legacy and NextGen Viewer.
Some of the features of the legacy viewer are not yet available in the new viewer. However, you can benefit from new features and many improvements in terms of speed and performance.
|Features||Legacy Viewer||NextGen Viewer|
|Manage model disciplines||✔|
|View element properties||✔||✔|
|Navigate between different sheet views||✔||✔|
|Navigate to the previous/next sheet||✔ New|
|Overlay sheets on models||✔||✔|
|Create an issue||✔||✔|
|Show/Hide pinpoints and cameras||✔||✔|
|View in model||✔||✔|
|Edit an issue||✔||✔|
|Add attachments||✔||✔ (while editing only)|
|Restore view state||✔||✔|
|Copy issue URL||✔ New|
|Filter issue on a sheet||✔|
|Sort issues||✔ New|
|Navigate by spaces||✔|
|Manage IFC categories||✔|
|Create saved views||✔|
If you encounter any technical problems while using BIM Track NextGen Viewer, please feel free to contact our support team.