See also: Introducing the NBS Online Viewer and NBS Online Viewer - Welcome to the Open Beta.

Accessing NBS online viewer

Step One

Go to https://toolkit.thenbs.com

Step Two

Log in using your NBS account details or use the quick ‘Register’ to create a login:

Username: email address
Password: registered password

Step Three

Create or open a project.

Create or open a project

Create or open a project

Step Four

Select the Model button (if you don't have a model in the project, you will be prompted to upload one).

Select the Model button)

 You currently have no files uploaded dialogue box
Step Five

The specification and the model should now be visible in the web browser.

Specification and model visible in the web browser

Navigation tips

Quick view

Use the cube to the top right. Click on the corners, edges and faces of the cube to see the model move around.

Quick view

Zoom in/out

Use the weel on your mouse. Hover over the model and roll the mouse wheel forward and backwards to zoom in and out.

Zoom in/out

Pan

Holding the wheel down on your mouse and moving it, moves the model around the screen without rotating it.

Pan

Rotate

Hold the left mouse button down and move the mouse to rotate the model around a central pivot point.

Rotate

Reset

To reset the view, click the ‘Home’ icon. To reset the selection, right click the model and select ‘Show all objects’.

Home icon

Show all objects

Cut through the model

Select the button as shown in the screenshot to cut through model and see inside a section.

Cut through the model

Cut through the model

View a specification

Click an object to view the corresponding specification and quantities in the Contents and Specification view.

View a specification

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