White Models in BIMx

by Emőke Csikós · updated: 10.15.2017

Our customers often ask how they can display their design in black and white in BIMx. There are two ways to achieve this:

  1. Use the built-in Shading option or Render Mode in the app

  • This option is only available if the 3D model was exported with Global Illumination. You can read more about this here.
  • This is where you can select Black and White option:

In BIMx mobile: go to Settings > Shading > Select Black and White


in BIMx Desktop Viewer: go to Settings > Render Mode > Black and White

2. Apply Graphic Overrides in ARCHICAD

The other way is to apply Graphic Overrides in the 3D view before BIMx export. (Document > Graphic Overrides > Graphic Override Combinations…) (3D styles are only applied in ARCHICAD thus will not show in BIMx.) Working with Graphic Overrides can be a good method if you want to display a large model and turning on Global Illumination would result in a much longer rendering time.


Note: You can always show your design in different ways within the same hyper-model by having several 3D models in one hyper-model. See more on this here.

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