Virtually place the model into your real life environment. (Available on iPad Pro and iPad (2017) running iOS 11)


Access AR Mode

To begin viewing the model in AR, set up your model with the Tool edits and View Options you want applied. Then tap the AR Mode button in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Opening Screens in AR

To view a Screen in AR Mode, open Library, select the Screen, then tap the blue button in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Find a Surface

Point your camera at a flat, textured surface to begin scanning for a location to place the model. Any suitable locations detected will be highlighted in blue. Tap on one of these locations to put the model there.

Exploring the Model

Once the model is placed, you can begin to move around it with your iPad. View it from any side, and any angle of elevation. Your Tool edits and View Options remain on the model so you can see them in full view.

Scale Slider

The Scale Slider on the left-hand side of the screen allows you to change the size of the model while in AR mode. Slide the scale up and down to bring the model from a diorama size on a table to the size of a real human person.

Selecting Structures

Tap a structure to view its description. The Infobox will appear on the left-hand side of the screen, and will move with your device so that the information is always visible to you.


Where available, the Explode button will be displayed on the right-hand side of the screen. Tap to separate all of the structures in the current model view. Continue exploring and moving around to see all the details that were previously hidden! Press again to re-assemble your model.

Viewing Labels

If Labels were attached to the current model position, you can also view these in AR Mode. Only Labels active in the current view will be accessible in AR Mode. As you move closer to the model, Labels for the structures in clearest view will become visible. Move around the model to view Labels for different structures. Move away from the model to hide Labels.

Exiting AR

Tap the exit button on the left-hand side of the screen to exit AR Mode.