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WebViewer BIM Client

WebViewer is a powerful JavaScript-based library that's part of the PDFTron SDK. It allows you to view and annotate various file formats (PDF, MS Office, images, videos) on your web app with a fully customizable UI.

This sample uses the BIM addon for WebViewer. It allows you to view, annotate, and collaborate on 3D models.

Request a trial license key to try for free.

webviewer-bim-1-0-0

Architecture

There are two components to WebViewer BIM:

  1. Server-side file conversion that supports 3D streaming to the client.
  2. Client-side 3D viewer that renders BIM models and allows navigation entirely encapsulated in our familiar WebViewer UI.

Initial setup

Before you begin, make sure your development environment includes Node.js and npm.

Usage

1. Install WebViewer and WebViewer BIM Client

npm i @pdftron/webviewer --save
npm i @pdftron/webviewer-bim-client --save

This will also download all the assets that need to be included for WebViewer BIM to work.

2. Copy assets to public/ folder

These assets need to be served with your application. For example, if your project is built into a dist folder, you could copy these assets into dist/public.

The two folders you need to copy are:

  • node_modules/@pdftron/webviewer/public
  • node_modules/@pdftron/webviewer-bim/dist
cp -R ./node_modules/@pdftron/webviewer/public public/webviewer/lib
cp -R ./node_modules/@pdftron/webviewer-bim/dist public/webviewer-bim

Afterwards the folder structure will look something like:

public/
  webviewer/
    lib/
      ui/
      core/
  webviewer-bim/
    compress/
    oda/
    webviewer-bim-min.js

We recommend using a module bundler like Webpack to automatically do this for you. There is a nice plugin called copy-webpack-plugin that does just this.

3. Import and instantiate WebViewer and WebViewer BIM Client

import  Webviewer  from  '@pdftron/webviewer';
import { initializeBimViewer, unmountBimViewer } from '@pdftron/webviewer/bim-client'

Webviewer({
  path: '/webviewer/lib',
}, document.getElementById('viewer')).then(instance  => {

  const  license = `---- Insert commercial license key here after purchase ----`;
  const  serverURL = `---- Insert server URL after setup ----`;
  const  options = {
    license: license,

    // dataSchema omitted for clarity.
    // See documentations for details: https://www.pdftron.com/documentation/web/guides/BIM/api/#initializebimviewer
    dataSchema: {}
  };

  const webviewerBim = await initializeBimViewer(instance, serverURL, options);
  webviewerBim.File.load3dAsset('Add URL to your 3D asset here');

  // Call unmountBimViewer when you're ready to unmount.
  // unmountBimViewer(instance);
}

4. Setup WebViewer BIM Server

See Setting up WebViewer BIM Server.

Documentation

https://www.pdftron.com/documentation/web/guides/BIM/

WebViewer BIM APIs

License

WebViewer BIM will run in trial mode until a license is provided. For more information on licensing, please visit our website.

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