Monday, April 18, 2016

WebGL-Publisher Export for Revit Updated to Revit 2016, Gets a Number of Improvements

From the Autodesk App Store...

WebGL-Publisher Export for Autodesk® Revit® is an plug-in for Revit Software which is used to export architecture models into a 3D environment for the Web

About This Version
Version 2.2.0, 4/12/2016
  • Support of Revit® 2016
  • Export of textures for geometry with a valid material id
  • JavaScript features for product configuration 
  • Assemblies can be created out of partial models
  • The components can be loaded in an asynchronous way
  • The 3D data can be constrained with different shades, colors or materials
  • For the usage of the product configuration an own license is necessary, local accesses and accesses via localhost can be used without a license
  • Locators can be used for component positioning and camera views
  • JavaScript enhancements 
  • The background image can be displayed unscaled
  • Configurable angle of the viewer's head slope for the first person view
  • Improved lightning
  • Global brightness setting
  • Possibility to restrict the rotation to horizontal movement
  • Support of environment simulation via sky boxes (11 pre-defined sky boxes enclosed)


WebGL-Publisher uses the WebGL-Standard which is supported by various browsers on different platforms and operating systems.

The exported models can be viewed in any WebGL enabled browser without additional software installation.

After installation WebGL-Publisher Export for Autodesk® Revit® 10 exports can be performed without a license.

The WebGL-Publisher Export for Revit license contains the permission to publish the needed infrastructure (JavaScript libraries and textures) in the Web as long as the possessor of the web site where the WebGL-Publisher model is published is the owner of the WebGL-Publisher license.
To publish Revit models to the Web the following steps must be performed:
  • A model must be opened in Revit
  • One of the WGP export commands must be clicked in the Add-Ins toolbar
  • The target directory must be defined in the export dialog where the export should be written to.
The WPG export must be started in an active 3D View.

The export includes:
  • Visible categories of the active 3D-View or the selected entity
  • Solids, Meshes, Lines, Polylines and geometric instances inside the section box
The export itself creates a wpm file (WebGL-Publisher Model) and a html file which displays the exported model.

In addition to that all needed textures and JavaScript libraries are copied to the target directory.
The generated html file can then be opened directly in a WebGL enabled browser.

To publish the model in the Web, the content of the target directory must just be copied to a web site.

The WebGL-Publisher Export for Revit add-in is brought to you by CADMAI Software GmbH. The price was not known at press time.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store.

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