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Viewing Content

Content within a space can always be viewed or previewed by all members of the space.

Lumis 3D offers customized viewers for exploring digital aspect mockups of 3D models.

Digital Aspect Mockups

Digital Aspect Mockups (DAMs) are 3D models that include detailed information about the final, realistic appearance of the finished model. They also feature interactive elements such as animation and customizable parts.

Digital aspect mockups may be uploaded in the KDR format, this format supports the digital aspect mockup produced in Patchwork 3D (any Enterprise Edition and from Community 2022 Edition).

Digital Aspect Mockup Explorer

You can view digital aspect mockups in KDR, P3D, and LSD formats if they are present in the current space. To view one of these files, double-click on the item you would like to view.

When viewing KDRs, you have an overview of all of the options included in the digital aspect mockups.

The name of the file appears in the upper left corner.

Top Right Menu

At the top right of the screen, multiple options are available to control how you view and interact with a model.

The image51.png Comments tool can be used to add comments to your coworkers. They will automatically receive a notification by email or by SMS according to their notification preferences chosen in User Profile.

The image52.png drop-down menu gives you a choice between the different viewing modes:


The drop-down menu without the split mode.


The drop-down menu with the split mode.

Viewports part:

  • The Layout section image55.png contains the controls to split the viewing area into multiple panes. Once split, the active pane is marked with a yellow border. All actions will be applied to the active pane. The Layout section is closely linked to the Mode section. Three different modes are available only when the view is split. The Side by side mode displays a view comparison, Detail mode displays a model close-up into a new pane and Juxtapose mode displays a view comparison slider.

  • The Synchronisation section synchronizes the camera position (image56.png View) and the model's product (image57.pngProduct) in all panes.

  • The Fit section sets the appropriate image size in three different formats. Contain displays the viewing area with its original size (adds black borders). Cover fills pane with the viewing area (no black border added). Fill adjusts the viewing area to the pane size (zoom in/out).

Active viewport part:

  • image58.png Image: In an image, the camera is stationary. The viewer provides a picture of the digital aspect mockup from a preset perspective that cannot be modified in real time.

  • image59.png VR Object: The digital aspect mockup can be turned interactively 360 degrees by clicking and dragging with the mouse. The initial position is taken from the Patchwork 3D camera position. This is the default mode.

  • image60.png VR Cube: Cubes are typically used to position the viewpoint inside the digital aspect mockup. The camera position is stationary, but the camera can be turned in any direction in real time to observe the interior space, such as the inside of a vehicle or a room, from all angles. Click and drag the mouse to change the direction. The initial position and orientation are taken from the camera information.

  • You also can enlarge the active pane to cover the full viewing area (Maximize image61.png). When enlarged, click on image61.png again to return to the multi-pane view.

The image62.png button displays or hides a summary of the current view and configuration used for the model. It lists the model shown, the camera used, and all active configuration options.

The image63.png button downloads a JPG or PDF version of the image currently displayed in the viewer's active pane. This file will be saved to your computer or device.

  • The image64.png Snapshot Image tool saves the image displayed in the viewer's active pane. You can choose the space and the folder in your Lumis 3D account where the image will be saved.

  • If your KDR contains timelines or animations, the image65.png Video button will open the Snapshot Video editor to produce a video of the animation.

The image28.png button shares your model (DAM) link. Anyone in the domain with access to this page can share this link too. (Sign-in is required).