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xBim Meets Angular

Live Demo

This is a demonstration about how to use the xBim WebUI toolkit in combination with TypeScript and Angular.

Using xBim-WebUI in your project

To include the xBim-WebUI project, you need to add it as a git-submodule. There's not yet a npm package available, so you need to clone it locally and then install via reference, e.g. in package.json:

  "scripts": {
    "preinstall": "npm run installXBim",
    "installXBim": "cd .. && cd .. && cd XbimWebUI && powershell ./build.ps1"
  "dependencies": {
    "xbim-viewer": "file:../../XbimWebUI/Xbim.WeXplorer/npm_bundle_output/xbim-viewer",
    "xbim-browser": "file:../../XbimWebUI/Xbim.WeXplorer/npm_bundle_output/xbim-browser"

See the installXBim script from package.json for hints how to locally build the XbimWebUI package. A npm package release is on it's way, though=)

Using the xBrowser

The xBrowser is a component that adds some model analytic capabilities. For it to work, it depends on jQuery being available as global variable. You can see this repositories' webpack.vendor.config.json how to provide global variables in webpack builds.

Continuous Deployment

Here's what I use in Jenkins to build and deploy the app to IIS / Azure. I'm using the Credentials Plugin to inject my WebDeploy credentials and deploy endpoint as environment variables.

  1. Git checkout with additional behaviour Recursively update submodules
  2. Windows Batch command
  1. Windows Batch command
echo. 2>"%WORKSPACE%\app_offline.htm"

The Asp.Net Core module for IIS still (I think?) expects app_offline.htm to be all lowercase, so it's manually generated here instead of using the AppOffline WebDeploy rule.

  1. Windows Batch command
"C:\Program Files (x86)\IIS\Microsoft Web Deploy V3\msdeploy.exe"
-verb:sync -source:contentPath='"%WORKSPACE%\app_offline.htm"'

Copy the app_offline.htm to the website

  1. Windows Batch command
"C:\Program Files (x86)\IIS\Microsoft Web Deploy V3\msdeploy.exe"
-verb:sync -source:IisApp='%WORKSPACE%\src\xBimMeetsAngular\publish'

Copy the actual website (this step will also remove the app_offline.htm file again)