In BuildIT Projector 2021 and later, a new functionality was added to allow for easier manipulation of the scan box and additional functions using popular console game controllers. The following article covers setup for the Microsoft® Xbox controller via Bluetooth, but other game controllers can be used as well as direct connection via USB.
Pairing the Controller to the PC and BuildIT
- Turn on the controller and locate the pair button (on the front of the controller between the bumpers). Press and hold the “pair” button for 3 seconds until the Guide button (round X button in the middle of the controller) flashes quickly.
- Pair the controller to your PC/Windows, as you would for any Bluetooth device.
- Open BuildIT Projector. From the menu bar navigate to File > Settings > Interface. In the HTTP Server section, click the checkbox next to External Access, and then click OK.
- Next click on the Project menu and select Connect to Remote > Connect to Gamepad Remote.
Default Button Configuration/Operation
Operation Overview Video
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Modifying Button Functions
All available settings can be configured/mapped (to compatible controllers) by modifying the “gamepad_mappings.json” file using your favorite code/text editor. This file can be found under the installation path: “C:\Program Files\BuildIT\BuildIT Projector 2021\data\profiles\Projector\”. Editing instructions are included in the comments at the top of the file.