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Navigating around the viewer

Navigating around the viewer

The NBS online viewer is separated in to three distinct areas:

  • Specification contents panel
  • Autodesk Forge viewer
  • Specification and object information panel
The NBS online viewer

The NBS online viewer

Navigating by specification

The specification contents can be filtered using the search box. The search will filter by title, suffix, NBS Code and Uniclass 2015:

Navigating the specification

Filter specification contents

Selecting a system or a product from the contents panel will highlight objects in the model and load up the corresponding specification.

Navigating the specification

Select specification clause

The specification panel will display the associated system specification and approximate quantities for the selected item.

Navigating the specification

Approximate quantities for the selected item

You can navigate the specification by clicking links to child clauses.

Navigating the specification

View child clauses

You can also follow links to obtain further information about manufacturer products:

Navigating the specification

Further manufacturer information

And reference documents, such as British Standards:

Navigating the specification

Reference documents

Navigating by object

The 3D viewer can be used to navigate the specification by simply locating and clicking on an item.

Navigating the specification

Select an item within the 3D viewer

If the selected item has no associated specification, you'll be given the option to create a new association.

Navigating the specification

Object is not associated with a specification clause

Click the 'Associate with clause' button.

Navigating the specification

Select a specification clause

Select a clause from the list and click 'Associate'.

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