General Questions

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Does 3D Repo require any installations?

You do not need to install anything as 3D Repo runs in the web browser, such as Chrome, Edge, Mozilla or Safari. For the best performance, we would recommend using a 64-bit web browser such as Chrome, Edge or Firefox.

What are the Hardware requirements to run 3D Repo?

  • Minimum requirements are Intel Core i5/i7 or AMD A10 processor and 8GB RAM.
  • For average projects, use Intel Core i5/i7 or AMD A10 processor, 8/16GB RAM and Dedicated Graphics Card.
  • For best performance on large projects use Intel Core i7/AMD A12 processor, 16GB Ram and 2GB Dedicated Graphics Card.

What file formats does 3D Repo support?

We support the following file formats:

  • IFC 2×3
  • Revit 2018-2020 2021 coming soon
  • DGN Bentley Microstation & AECOsim
  • NWC & NWD via 3D Repo’s Navisworks Plugin
  • FBX & OBJ + embedded textures
  • DAE

Does 3D Repo have an API?

Yes, we do have APIs for both our database and model viewer. You can use our APIs to link 3D Repo directly into your software or develop custom workflows. See our API

Where are 3D Repo's servers hosted?

Currently, we are hosting 2 data centres on Amazon Web Services based in the United Kingdom and Canada. For more information see our Hosting Options page.

Does 3D Repo perform clash detection?

You can perform clash detection using a feature called Instant Clash. It helps you to identify the exact intersection points across multiple models of any file type. To learn more click here.

What is SafetiBase?

SafetiBase is a collaborative way of sharing structured Risk and Health & Safety information throughout the project and asset life-cycles. It is the only tool on the market that is compliant with the PAS 1192-6:2018 Industry Standards. Click here to learn more.

Does 3D Repo work with Internet Explorer?

Internet Explorer (IE) 11 was released in 2013 and does not provide full support for WebGL 2.0 specification. Therefore, it is not technically possible to visualise 3D Models using (IE). Please use alternative web browsers, such as Chrome, Edge or Firefox.

I have heard you mention Unity Engine, what is that?

Unity is a game engine that is used on our platform for 3D Model viewing capabilities.