When you’re close to a surface, you can double click/tap to enter Ground View. In Ground View, you can look around or click/tap to move to a new position. Right click or double tap to exit back to overview navigation mode. Here’s a couple of ideas for how you can use it.
Standing on the ground
Well, you probably guessed it. With Ground View, you can stand on the ground. Duh. Zoom close to the ground and double click to “land”.
See the view from the window of an existing building
You can double click/tap any surface in the world to “stand” on that surface (or at least right next to it). So if you double click/tap the window of an existing building, you’ll be relocated right next to it. Almost like experiencing the view from that building. Nice view!
Standing on an imported 3D-model
So let’s say your model is pretty detailed – maybe you’re visualising an apartment building with balconies and everything. You can use Ground View to stand on a balcony and study the view. Just zoom in close and double click on the balcony surface to land there. Or perhaps you wanna stand on the roof of a skyscraper you’ve imported? Ground View is your friend.
Walk around inside an imported 3D-model
If your imported 3D-model is so detailed that it even includes interiors, you might wanna use Ground View to navigate indoors. You can do that if there is an opening in the 3D-model, for example an open doorway. If you can click inside, then you can fly inside.