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3D geometry view of gbXML files?

asked 2017-08-29 22:52:37 -0500

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updated 2017-09-07 06:40:21 -0500

Are there any free web-based APIs that can accept gbXML file as input and return the 3D geometry view of gbXML files? So I can have the 3D view in my website.

It will be great if the view can have the similar behavior as SketchUp, such as Zoom in/out, rotate, move.

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answered 2017-08-30 09:29:10 -0500

updated 2017-08-30 09:38:26 -0500

You could do this with the OpenStudio CLI. There are methods to import gbXML and an existing Measure to generate 3D geometry HTML. You'd need to write a small Measure to call the import method then you could string together those two Measures in an OpenStudio Workflow and run rather compactly with the CLI.

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answered 2018-05-08 07:00:38 -0500

You might be able to use Read gbXML Polyloop/Spider gbXML Viewer. I'm not sure what kind of API it has but it is open source so you can look at the code.

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There's a much newer version here:

TheoA's avatar TheoA  ( 2018-05-14 04:12:37 -0500 )edit

answered 2017-08-31 11:00:47 -0500

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Offiline I've used DDS Cad Viewer:

I think viewing of the 3-D model, particular when GBXML is export from other programs (I'm looking at you REVIT) is critically important to QC. I'd be very interested in an Online viewer.

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answered 2018-05-05 16:38:33 -0500

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3D geometry view of gbXML files?

Please have a look at the Ladybug Tools / Spider / gbXML Viewer (code name Aragog):

With full screen online and in your browser demo here:

and free, open source code here: is holding a webinar for Aragog gbXML Viewer on Tuesday, May 8 2018

Here is a link to the invitation:

We look forward to your impressions and comments!

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