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Run 3D Preview

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Run 3D Preview

The Run 3D Preview task will force the named 3D Preview control to preview.

This task will allow a custom preview button to be styled by using a macro button with this task applied.

Please note that this Task must be used with the Autopliot mode for the 3D preview


Property NameDescription
Preview Control NameThe name the 3D Preview control to run.
If the Specification Power Pack plugin is installed the task Specification PowerPack: Trigger a 3DPreview for a specific control will no longer function. Please replace with the task detailed above.


When this task is added the properties are static by default.
See How To: Change A Static Property To A Dynamic Property to enable rules to be built on these properties.

Property NameExample RuleExample ResultMeaning
Preview Control Name"FireDoorPreview"FireDoorPreviewThe name of the Preview Control on the Form.

Using the Task in a Specification Macro

This task has different types of Outputs. For more information about Outputs see Specification Macros Task Node.

Outputs are only available within Specification Macros. Currently Outputs are not available for Specification Flow.

Status Outputs

This task supports Status Outputs. These can be used to perform different actions depending on what the status outcome of the task is. For more information see Status Outputs in the Task Node Outputs section of Specification Macros Task Node.

The status output navigation is as follows:


  • Task ran succesfully.

Success with Warnings

  • 3D preview is using the Document or File mode.
  • Warnings were written to the report.

Failed (one of the following occurred)

  • No control name specified.
  • Control with name doesn't exist.
  • Control specified wasnt a 3D Preview Control.
  • Errors were written to the report.